Electric utilities (1 - 10 of 35 items)
Electricity Markets: Actions Needed to Expand GSA and DOD Participation in Demand-Response Activities
GAO-14-594: Published: Jul 11, 2014. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2014.
The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) facilitate participation in electricity demand-response activities by their buildings and installations, but unlike GSA, DOD does not have guidance encouraging this participation. Specifically, GSA has provided information to its building managers about periods of peak demand. GSA also issued guidance encouraging its bui...
Federal Power: PMA Rate Impacts, by Service Area
RCED-99-55: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the future role of the power market administrations (PMA) by providing a PMA-by-PMA analysis of the potential rate changes that would likely be experienced by preference customers who buy power from the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power Administration if the power is sold at market rate...
Federal Power: Regional Effects of Changes in PMAs' Rates
RCED-99-15: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a state-by-state analysis of the preference customers who buy power from the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Western Area Power Administration, focusing on the: (1) extent to which preference customers' rates may change if market rates are charged; (2) areas the three power marketing administrations...
Federal Electricity: Retail Competition Could Create Savings for the Department of Defense
RCED-98-73R: Published: Feb 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated whether the Department of Defense (DOD) could realize savings if, as expected, lower prices resulted from retail competition in the electricity market.GAO noted that: (1) DOD could cumulatively save from about $190 million to $3.60 billion during the 23-year period from fiscal years 1998 through 2020 if it purchased the baseline quantities of elec...
Federal Electricity: Retail Competition Could Create Government Savings
RCED-97-244: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated whether the federal government could realize savings if, as expected, lower prices result from retail competition in the electricity market, focusing on the estimated quantities of electricity the federal government would have purchased without retail competition and the prices it would have paid during 1998 through 2015.GAO noted that: (1) retail...
Energy Policy: DOE's Policy, Programs, and Issues Related to Electricity Conservation
RCED-97-107R: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy policy and programs as they relate to electricity conservation.GAO noted that: (1) as a component of the administration's overall sustainable energy strategy, DOE integrates electricity efficiency into its energy-efficiency and renewable energy policy and programs; (2) however, neither the admi...
Bonneville Power Administration's Power Sales and Exchanges
RCED-95-257R: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) potential to increase its power sales and exchanges outside the Pacific Northwest, focusing on: (1) BPA current use of exchanges or sales of surplus power outside the region; and (2) major constraints to increasing such exchanges or sales. GAO noted that: (1) in 1994, out-of-region sales represented 3.6 p...
Energy Conservation: Efforts Promoting More Efficient Electricity Use
T-RCED-92-74: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
GAO discussed efforts to increase the efficiency of electric energy use. GAO noted that: (1) utility-sponsored demand management programs are expected to avoid more than half of the growth in electricity demand that would otherwise occur by 2000; (2) levels of demand management activity vary widely among the states; (3) inhibitions to demand management programs include consumer reluctance to purch...
Electricity Supply: Utility Demand-Side Management Programs Can Reduce Electricity Use
RCED-92-13: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the potential electricity savings that could result from demand-side management (DSM) utility programs designed to reduce future electricity use; and (2) efforts by utilities, states, and federal power agencies to encourage efficient electricity use.GAO found that: (1) by 2000, regulators and utilities in nine selected states estimated reducti...
Nuclear Science: U.S. Electricity Needs and DOE's Civilian Reactor Development Program
RCED-90-151: Published: May 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) projected U.S. electricity needs through 1998; (2) whether the Department of Energy's (DOE) Civilian Reactor Development Program could help meet those needs; and (3) the views of utility company and nuclear industry officials on DOE efforts to promote advanced reactor development.GAO found that: (1) from 1989 to 1998, the summer demand for ele...