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.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

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 development of energy conservation resources, the Bonneville Power Administration and other regional entities have not fully met implementation expectations; (2) clear delineation of regional power planning between the Council and Bonneville needs resolution; (3) the current surplus power supply has delayed the need for regional utilities to acquire future power supplies; (4) the Council's program has had a positive effect in protecting and enhancing the region's fish and wildlife resources, but the Council will require more time to assess its impact because it has not completed full life-cycle reviews on some fish species; and (5) since the act's passage, regional power planning and fish and wildlife programs have shown progress in improving public involvement activities.

Jun 29, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Jun 17, 2015

Jun 15, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Apr 22, 2015

Apr 15, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Looking for more? Browse all our products here