Electric energy (31 - 40 of 40 items)
Bonneville Power Administration's Efforts To Implement the Conservation Provisions of Public Law 96-501
EMD-81-99: Published: Jun 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1981.
GAO examined the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) assessment of electricity conservation potentials in the Pacific Northwest Region, analyzed BPA criteria for determining cost-effective conservation efforts, and considered the pace of its conservation efforts to determine whether the program should be accelerated.GAO believes that BPA has made a good faith first effort to implement the conser...
Electricity Planning--Today's Improvements Can Alter Tomorrow's Investment Decisions
EMD-80-112: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
Forecasts project that the national demand for electricity could require electrical generating capacity to more than double by the end of this century. Although States have the primary responsibility for regulating electric utilities and overseeing their plans for balancing supply and demand, most States are not well prepared to deal with power planning under changing conditions, and few of them h...
Nuclear Power in the Coming Decades
110421: Sep 20, 1979
Nuclear growth rates were examined to provide a perspective on the degree of flexibility that the Nation has to substitute other fuels for the generation of electricity. Currently, nuclear power generates only about 13 percent of total U.S. electricity, although it has accounted for the largest single increase in domestic energy supply since 1973. While the desirability of maintaining this trend i...
Electricity Management in the Pacific Northwest
110099: Jul 30, 1979
Two bills have been proposed to assure efficient and adequate power supplies for the Pacific Northwest by authorizing Bonneville to purchase power or generating capacity from conventional powerplants if conservation and renewable energy sources are insufficient to meet regional demand growth. GAO believes it is appropriate for Bonneville to help finance and provide technical and administrative sup...
Opportunities for Improving Program Planning for Photovoltaic Research and Development
EMD-79-40: Published: Apr 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1979.
In a survey of the solar photovoltaic program of the Department of Energy (DOE), GAO attempted to identify ways to improve the development of photovoltaic devices. These devices, which convert sunlight directly to electricity, are at present too expensive to be of much help in solving the Nation's energy problems. Congress added new impetus to the program in 1978 by passing an act in support of a...
Electric Energy Options for the Tennessee Valley Authority
108623: Feb 15, 1979
A GAO review of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) showed a need for different programs and priorities if TVA is to reflect national energy goals and to continue its role as a national energy gauge. Congress authorized TVA to incur a total indebtedness of up to $15 billion to finance its power program. As of September 30, 1978, TVA had a $7.2 billion indebtedness outstanding and projected an out...
Status of Federal and Private Research and Development Efforts To Conserve Energy by Reducing Electric Power Transmission Losses
RED-76-107: Published: Jun 1, 1976. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Potential for Using Electric Vehicles on Federal Installations
LCD-76-206: Published: Mar 3, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1976.
GAO was requested to review the possibility of using electric vehicles on Federal installations, and conducted the examination in two phases. Phase I focused on the characteristics of electric vehicles and compared them with conventional vehicles regarding performance, operating economy, energy consumption, and environmental pollution characteristics. Phase II covered the potential uses of battery...
Reduction of Energy Consumption at Ogden Air Logistics Center
096939: Nov 3, 1975
No summary is currently available...