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Electric Power: Contemporary Issues and the Federal Role in Oversight and Regulation
EMD-82-8: Published: Dec 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1981.
GAO made a review to amplify and synthesize its work dealing with many facets of the electric power industry and to identify areas which may deserve further Federal consideration.Some of the problems confronting the electric power industry include maintaining a strong financial position, forecasting power needs, and deciding how best to balance supply and demand under a realm of regulatory require...
Actions by the Bonneville Power Administration To Implement the Long-Term Contracting Provisions of P.L. 96-501
EMD-81-140: Published: Sep 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) statements about its responsibilities under P.L. 96-501 which requires it to offer initial long-term power sales contracts to customers. Congress had expressed concern that BPA might be seeking to have its customers sign power sales contracts earlier than what is necessitated by the timeframe set out in the...
Electric Powerplant Cancellations and Delays
EMD-81-25: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The reasons for and potential effects of electric powerplant cancellations and delays on the utility industry's ability to continue providing adequate and reliable supplies of electricity are examined in detail.Five primary reasons for powerplant cancellations and delays were found, including: (1) the sharp decrease in the rate of increase in the demand for electricity since 1974; (2) difficulty i...
The Potential for Hydrogen as an Energy Source
EMD-79-58: Published: Apr 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
A survey of a portion of the literature on the status, progress, and problems surrounding the development and commercialization of hydrogen as an energy source was conducted. Hydrogen as a fuel is virtually inexhaustible, clean burning, convenient, versatile, and free from foreign control. However, several limitations are evident including the fact that it is practically nonexistent in its free st...