Accession Number : ADA292155

Title :   Electricity Supply: Utility Demand-Side Management Programs Can Reduce Electricity Use.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA292155

Report Date : 31 OCT 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : According to the Department of Energy (DOE), to meet electricity demand in 2000, the nation may need more than 100 new large power plants. Because utility-sponsored programs promoting more efficient electricity use, called 'demand-side management' (DSM) programs, can help avoid the costs and environmental concerns associated with power plants, the Chairman, Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, House Committee on Government Operations, asked GAO to examine (1) the potential for utility-sponsored DSM programs to reduce future electricity demand; (2) impediments to the effectiveness of DSM programs; and (3) efforts by utilities, states, and federal power marketing agencies to encourage efficient electricity use. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *ENERGY CONSUMPTION, *ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS, *ENERGY MANAGEMENT, *DEMAND(ECONOMICS), MARKETING, EFFICIENCY, COSTS, POWER SUPPLIES, PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE