Energy supplies (91 - 100 of 325 items)
Potential for Expanding Electric Power Transmission Between the Pacific Northwest and California
121900: Jul 11, 1983
Testimony was given on the potential for expanding electric power transmission between the Pacific Northwest and California. Although in 1980 the Northwest was projecting power deficits, the recently issued Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan forecasts power surpluses, and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has initiated actions with California and other Northwest utilities for s...
Analysis of Electric Utility Load Forecasting
RCED-83-170: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on electric utilities' load forecasting methodologies, the state-of-the-art in forecasting, key variables that are considered, and how energy conservation and cogeneration are addressed. It also identified weaknesses in current load forecasting procedures.GAO found that utilities use a variety of forecasting methodologies. Many small...
Bonneville Power Administration's Capability and Preparations To Implement the Regional Power Plan
121651: Jun 13, 1983
GAO discussed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) capability and preparations to implement the Regional Power Plan adopted by the Northwest Power Planning Council. The Pacific Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Act made BPA responsible for developing a conservation and electric power plan while effectively meeting the needs of its customers. GAO stated that the council's first actio...
The President's Seventh Special Message for FY 1983
OGC-83-12: Published: May 20, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
On April 21, 1983, the President's seventh special message for fiscal year 1983 was transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The special message proposed four new deferrals totaling $31,441,000 and a revision to a previously reported deferral which increased the amount deferred by $6 million.GAO reviewed the seventh special message and stated that it could not ident...
Analysis of Studies on Alternative Financing for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor
RCED-83-151: Published: May 12, 1983. Publicly Released: May 17, 1983.
GAO was asked to review the anticipated Department of Energy (DOE) report on the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project and to assess the alternatives presented by the Department of Energy for securing additional private financing.In the report, DOE stated that its approach was to develop Government technical input which the Breeder Reactor Corporation task force could use to develop private...
Status of DOE's Implementation of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980
RCED-83-105: Published: Apr 29, 1983. Publicly Released: May 16, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980.GAO noted that the act calls for progressive development of fusion energy in terms of scientific feasibility and potential commercial applicability by the end of the century. The act also requires that DOE pursue the development of seve...
Opportunity To Increase Oil and Gas Exploration and Lease Rental Income
RCED-83-77: Published: Apr 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's onshore oil and gas leasing system to determine whether Federal lands adjacent to wilderness or potential wilderness lands administrated by the Forest Service could be leased when such lands are included in noncompetitive, over-the-counter oil and gas lease applications.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has delayed issuing leases on ov...
Information on the Operation of the International Energy Agency's Coal Industry Advisory Board
ID-83-44: Published: Apr 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the composition and role of the Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) of the International Energy Agency (IEA).In 1979, CIAB was established for a 3-year period to provide a forum for leaders of coal-related enterprises to discuss and participate in planning and actions for enhancing the production, trade, and use of coal. In establ...
[Energy Supply and Demand Issues]
121291: Mar 23, 1983
Energy issues, a major area of GAO activity were presented; 13 strategic and major target areas of GAO work, 6 of which may generate high congressional interest, were identified. These are areas for which a series of building block efforts and a broad summary report within the next 2 years would be timely. Congressional interest in energy issues remains high, and GAO must continue to respond to th...
[GAO and Energy]
120855: Mar 23, 1983
In an address to an international energy conference, the work of GAO in the energy area was described. There are six strategic target areas of GAO energy work: (1) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); (2) emergency preparedness; (3) electricity supply and demand; (4) nuclear power regulation; (5) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation; and (6) the Pacific Northwest Power Act. In addition, GAO is expect...