Tennessee Valley Authority (111 - 120 of 138 items)
Electric Energy Options Hold Great Promise for the Tennessee Valley Authority
EMD-78-91: Published: Nov 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1978.
Since its creation in 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has evolved into the largest steam coal consumer and electric power producer in the nation. If present plans are completed, it will also be the largest producer of nuclear power. This report, which is the first major review of the TVA power program since 1959, assesses the TVA energy-related problems in terms of numerous national pol...
TVA's Tellico Dam
105951: May 25, 1978
A January 1977 court order halted completion of the Tellico Dam because it would destroy the habitat of the snail darter, an endangered species. GAO examined various alternatives associated with this issue and issued a report in October 1977, "The Tennessee Valley Authority's Tellico Dam Project--Costs, Alternatives, and Benefits." If the project were not completed, some expenditures already made...
Department of Energy's Uranium Enrichment Activities
EMD-78-64: Published: May 22, 1978. Publicly Released: May 22, 1978.
The Department of Energy (DOE) negotiated a 354-megawatt year reduction in fiscal year (FY) 1978 electrical power purchases for uranium enrichment purposes from the Tenessee Valley Authority (TVA). DOE took this action to give it more operating flexibility in the 1980's in the event that enrichment demand is less than expected. Because TVA cannot supply enough electrical power, DOE has operated it...
Additional Safeguards Needed for Tennessee Valley Authority Trades and Labor Employees To Protect Their Interests in Collective Bargaining
FPCD-78-12: Published: Mar 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1978.
Concern has been expressed about the denial of rights to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) trades and labor employees. A review of TVA labor-management relations program focused on the effect of TVA exemption from laws and regulations applicable to labor relations in the private and federal sector and on the labor relations program's collective bargaining structure.Because of the similarity o...
The Tennessee Valley Authority's Tellico Dam Project--Costs, Alternatives, and Benefits
EMD-77-58: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
The Tellico project is a 38,000 acre water resource and regional economic development project located on the Little Tennessee River. In January 1977 the courts halted construction of the project because it would destroy the snail darter, an endangered species of fish. As of February 1977, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had obligated about $103 million on the project and estimated that $13 mi...
Costs, Alternatives, and Benefits of the Tellico Water Resources Project
102791: Jul 21, 1977
A Federal Court of Appeals halted the completion of the Tellico Dam because it would destroy the critical habitat of the snail darter--a 3-inch fish protected by the Endangered Species Act. As of January 1977, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had obligated about $103 million on the project and estimated that about $13 to $19 million was required for completion. The actual dam portion of the pr...
Actions Needed to Increase the Safety of Dams
102515: Jun 30, 1977
GAO testified and reported previously on federal aspects of dam building and on implementation of the National Dam Inspection Act of 1972. After failure of the Teton Dam, a comparative review was performed of procedures and practices used by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, California, and private firms. It was found that the Bureau took unnecessar...
Power Production at Federal Dams Could Be Increased by Modernizing Turbines and Generators
EMD-77-22: Published: Mar 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1977.
Existing Federal hydroelectric plants could increase power production by modernizing turbines to increase efficiencies and capacities and by modernizing generators to increase capacities.Increasing hydroelectric power production will increase the Nation's energy supply, displace consumption of nonrenewable fuels by fossil-fuel powerplants, reduce pollution, increase Federal revenues, and displace...
Examination of Financial Statements of the Tennessee Valley Authority for Fiscal Year 1976
FOD-77-1: Published: Feb 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1977.
Financial statements of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for fiscal year 1976 were examined and the results of its operations and the changes in the financial position of its several programs for the years ending on June 30, 1975 and 1976 were reviewed.The financial statements were found to present fairly the Tennessee Valley Authority's financial position at June 30, 1976 and 1975 and the res...
TVA Expenses and Deductions
EMD-77-14: Published: Feb 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1977.
The accuracy and integrity of TVA's accounting procedures and financial statements for fiscal year 1976 were questioned, and the reasons why TVA's net income dropped from $163.2 million on March 31, 1976, to $126.1 million by yearend were investigated.TVA's fuel expense exceeded budget expenses by about $15.9 billion. The unit cost of power generated was higher than budgeted, accounting for about...