Energy supplies (51 - 60 of 325 items)
Federal Electric Power: A Five-Year Status Report on the Pacific Northwest Power Act
RCED-87-6: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Pacific Northwest region's compliance with the Northwest Power Act in developing and implementing its electric power plans and fish and wildlife programs and its progress in achieving public involvement in decisionmaking activities.GAO found that: (1) although the Northwest Power Planning Council established and developed a regional power plan which gives priority to the developme...
Synthetic Fuels: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
RCED-86-190FS: Published: Jul 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1986.
GAO provided additional information on the status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project in North Dakota, specifically: (1) the loan default; (2) loan and gas pricing formula; (3) legal matters and agreements; (4) the Department of Energy's (DOE) options and actions; and (5) Great Plains operations.GAO found that: (1) the pipeline companies that purchased the Great Plains gas are using a su...
Nuclear Science: Information on DOE Accelerators Should Be Better Disclosed in the Budget
RCED-86-79: Published: Apr 9, 1986. Publicly Released: May 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on issues concerning: (1) the size and nature of the Department of Energy's (DOE) investment, prior to congressional approval, in new high-energy and nuclear physics accelerator facilities or major upgrades; and (2) the events and procedures leading to DOE review and approval for building a continuous electron beam accelerator facility.GAO found...
Canadian Power Imports: A Growing Source of U.S. Supply
RCED-86-119: Published: Apr 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the impact of Canadian power imports on the United States, specifically: (1) import pricing methods; (2) the cost-effectiveness of imports versus building new power plants in the United States; (3) increasing U.S. dependence on a foreign power source; (4) the technical reliability of importing large quantities of Canadian electricity; and (5)...
Synthetic Fuels: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project--August 1, 1985
RCED-86-36: Published: Dec 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1985.
GAO reported on the status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project and the project sponsors' default on a $1.54 billion federally guaranteed loan.GAO found that, although the Synthetic Fuels Corporation approved a loan agreement for up to $720 million in price guarantees over a 10-year period subject to restructuring the payments on a Department of Energy (DOE) guaranteed loan, DOE would not...
Great Plains: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
RCED-86-49FS: Published: Nov 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project in North Dakota following the project sponsors' default of a $1.54 billion federal loan.GAO found that: (1) a purchase order pricing formula controls the price of the fuel produced by the project; (2) the Department of Energy (DOE) has paid off the project's principal and interest payment due August...
Hydroelectric Development at Federal Facilities in the Pacific Northwest
128095: Oct 8, 1985
Testimony was given on GAO work related to: (1) whether the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Northwest Power Planning Council should approve Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest prior to their development; (2) whether BPA should be required to repay irrigation project construction costs from its power sale revenues; (3) whet...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: An Overview of Its Development and Use in the Event of an Oil Supply Disruption
RCED-85-134: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO summarized the results of its reviews of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's (SPR) activities to date and discussed whether: (1) the operation and management of the SPR could be improved; (2) the stored oil could be withdrawn, distributed, and sold in the event of another oil disruption; and (3) the SPR oil acquisition methods and procedures have been adequate.GAO found that, since the creation...
Evaluation of Cost Estimates Related to the Relicensing of Hydroelectric Projects
RCED-85-169: Published: Sep 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated widely varying cost estimates associated with relicensing three hydroelectric projects in California and transferring the projects' licenses from a private utility to municipalities and transferring all investor-owned hydroelectric projects nationwide.A study prepared by the public utility involved estimated a cost of $147.5 million per year in...
Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Profit Sharing Provisions With Six Proposed Projects
RCED-85-140: Published: Jul 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Synthetic Fuels Corporation's (SFC) methodology for estimating federal receipts anticipated from profit sharing provisions in proposed financial assistance agreements between SFC and sponsors of synthetic fuels projects.GAO found that SFC analyses of profit sharing revenues for six projects were much higher than those of the sponsors' estima...