Energy supplies (121 - 130 of 325 items)
Analysis of Bonneville Power Administration's Estimate To Bury Segments of Transmission Line in Montana
EMD-82-80: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) cost estimates to bury segments of high voltage transmission lines in Montana. Specifically, GAO was asked to: (1) evaluate the validity of the BPA cost data for burying portions of a "twin" 500 KV transmission line; and (2) analyze the general engineering reliability and safety considerations of burying such lines.GAO found t...
Feasibility and Cost of Interim Storage for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-82-95: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
As part of an ongoing study of options for building, holding, and using private oil stocks, GAO was requested to provide information concerning the feasibility and cost of interim storage for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) managed by the Department of Energy (DOE).GAO calculations indicate that an SPR fill rate of 300 thousand barrels per day beginning in fiscal year (FY) 1983 and continuin...
Government Support for Synthetic Pipeline Gas Uncertain and Needs Attention
EMD-82-23: Published: May 14, 1982. Publicly Released: May 14, 1982.
Because the Government has already spent millions of dollars and could spend much more assisting research, development, and commercialization of high-BTU gasification technology, GAO saw a need for an independent assessment of the results of this investment to ensure that future funds will be spent wisely.Converting coal into a substitute for natural gas is one approach that shows promise for supp...
Information on the Request for the Western Area Power Administration To Sell Some Transmission Lines
EMD-82-76: Published: Apr 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Platte River Power Authority's (PRPA) proposal to purchase certain Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) transmission lines. PRPA buys most of its power from WAPA and constructs, operates, and maintains electric generating plants, transmission systems, and related services for four municipalities in northern Colorado.PRPA wants to use the...
Better Oversight Needed for Safety and Health Activities at DOE's Nuclear Facilities
EMD-81-108S: Published: Apr 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1982.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or some other form of regulation would be preferable to the Department of Energy (DOE) oversight program currently in existence for safety and health matters at DOE nuclear facilities. To determine what arrangement would provide the best safety and health oversight for these facilities, GAO reviewed the four funct...
Probable Impacts of Budget Reductions on the Development and Use of Photovoltaic Energy Systems
EMD-82-60: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the reductions in the fiscal year 1982 Federal photovoltaic research and development budget on the achievement of the goals of reducing the average installed photovoltaic energy system cost and reaching a total annual photovoltaic energy system production of 2 million peak kilowatts. In addition, GAO obtained information on the pro...
Fiscal Accountability of the Nation's Energy Resources
117877: Mar 23, 1982
Comments were presented on a report of the Commission on Fiscal Accountability of the Nation's Energy Resources on oil and gas royalty accounting. The Commission made a thorough examination of the royalty management problems and concluded that royalty accounting is in complete disarray. In its report, the Commission made over 60 recommendations to improve the royalty collection system and called f...
Information Concerning Western Area Power Administration's Sale and Purchase of Power
EMD-82-65: Published: Mar 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1982.
GAO was requested to provide history, facts, and figures concerning the Western Power Administration's: (1) purchases of power from the Centralia powerplant that are marketed in California; (2) sale of power to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E); and (3) arrangements to purchase power back from PG&E, and how this relates to Western's purchase power requirements.Western markets power produced...
Mitigating Socioeconomic Impacts of Energy Development
EMD-82-13: Published: Mar 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1982.
The current emphasis on accelerating the development of energy resources has heightened concern in some communities and regions of the country about their ability to mitigate the social and economic effects associated with such development. GAO studied how three energy rich regions, the Rocky Mountain region, Appalachia, and the coastal zone, were responding to the current and expected impacts of...
Possible Energy Effects of a U.S. Ban on Libyan Oil Imports
EMD-82-43: Published: Feb 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO prepared an analysis of the energy effects of a U.S. ban of Libyan oil imports. Interruptions in the international oil market and international relations as a result of world response to U.S. trade sanctions could change the conclusions.Under the current slack market conditions, a U.S. ban on importing Libyan oil is not likely to have a major impact on U...