Energy costs (11 - 20 of 37 items)
The Future of DOE's Uranium Enrichment Program
T-RCED-87-15A: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the future of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Uranium Enrichment Program, specifically: (1) its financial difficulties arising from growing foreign competition; (2) increases in the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) charges for unused electricity; and (3) the large debt it owes to the Treasury. Although DOE sent Congress a proposal to restructure the program as a federally chartere...
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 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...
Further Actions Needed To Improve Emergency Preparedness Around Nuclear Powerplants
RCED-84-43: Published: Aug 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1984.
GAO reported on the adequacy of federal, state, and local offsite emergency planning and preparedness for mitigating the consequences of a nuclear power plant accident.GAO concluded that, although progress has been made since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, more can and should be done. GAO found that state and local emergency preparedness plans were developed and tested for all 54 operatin...
Uranium Enrichment Deferral Charges and the Customer Payment Period
RCED-84-13: Published: Oct 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated two recommendations in a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General (IG) report on the financial management of the uranium enrichment program.In its report, the IG stated that using the current-value-of-funds rate rather than the average-marketable-securities rate to compute the schedule adjustment charges for enrichment costs would...
Data on DOE Uranium Enrichment Power Contracts and the Cost of Power
RCED-83-196: Published: Jul 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO answered questions concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) uranium enrichment program and its effect on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and its customers. Specifically, GAO discussed: (1) the amount and cost of TVA power for which DOE contracted but does not intend to use; (2) differences in DOE power contract terms; (3) the cost of TVA power in...
[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...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
120617: Feb 17, 1983
GAO examined issues concerning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which plays a vital role in protecting the Nation's security and economic health during oil supply disruptions. GAO noted that two problem areas which plagued the early development of SPR were delays in construction and in oil acquisition. The administration's proposed fill rates for fiscal years (FY) 1984 through 1986 delay by...
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...
Implementation of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act by DOE's Bonneville Power Administration
116852: Nov 10, 1981
GAO reported on the manner in which the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is implementing the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which made BPA responsible for meeting the power needs of its customers in the least costly manner, establishing programs to conserve electricity, developing renewable energies, protecting fish and wildlife, and encouraging public partici...