Accession Number : ADA330878

Title :   Federal Electricity Activities: Appendixes to The Federal Government's Net Cost and Potential for Future Losses. Volume 2.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA330878

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : This volume provides the appendixes to our report, Federal Electricity Activities: The Federal Government's Net Cost and Potential for Future Losses, Volume 1. It contains background information on the federal entities included in our review: the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (Rus); four power marketing administrations of the Department of Energy-the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, and the Bonneville Power Administration; and the Tennessee Valley Authority. This volume also (1) contains a detailed explanation of our objectives, scope, and methodology in carrying out this review, (2) provides additional information on the likelihood of future losses to the federal government from the electricity-related activities of these entities, and (3) provides further details on the federal government's net costs related to these activities. The 14 appendixes in this volume are organized as follows: Appendix I contains background information on the entities and the status of deregulation and competition in the electric power industry. Appendix II contains our objectives, scope, and methodology. Appendix III provides information on our use of average revenue per kilowatthour to assess competitiveness. Appendix IV provides further details on the entities' net costs. Appendix V provides additional information on RUS' financing costs. Appendixes VI through IX provide additional information on the likelihood that the federal government will incur future losses due to these entities. Appendixes X through XIII contain the written comments on a draft of this report from each of these entities. Appendix XIV lists the major contributors to this report.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION, *ACCOUNTABILITY, METHODOLOGY, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COST ANALYSIS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS, FEDERAL BUDGETS, FEDERAL LAW, BOTTOM LOSS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE