Accession Number : ADA338951

Title :   Assessment of DoD Electric Power Supply Options, Strategies, and Costs under Retail Open Access.

Corporate Author : EXETER ASSOCIATES INC SILVER SPRINGS MD

PDF Url : ADA338951

Report Date : FEB 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 327

Abstract : This report, prepared under Contract No. SP0600-97-M-5726, provides an estimate of the level of savings that the DOD would realize over the 15-year analysis period (1997 through 2011) from the restructuring of the electric utility industry under current expectations regarding future policies likely to be adopted by the states. The report also addresses issues related to the future acquisition of power by the DOD in a competitive retail electric power market, including the degree to which competitive solicitations for electric power should reflect the aggregated loads of multiple DOD installations, the degree to which the competitive power supply procurement function should be centralized, and the cost implications associated with the use of federal hydropower currently purchased by certain DOD installations from the Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the Southwestern Power Administration. Other topics addressed in this report include a description of current electric power markets, the expected changes that will affect the future structure of these markets, the status of state and federal legislation related to industry restructuring, and several other issues potentially affected by restructuring, such as efforts being undertaken by the DOD to privatize on-base utility systems and DOD's efforts to implement energy conservation and demand-side management projects.

Descriptors :   *POWER SUPPLIES, *ELECTRIC POWER, *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *PUBLIC UTILITIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, MARKETING, ACQUISITION, ACCESS, ENERGY CONSERVATION, SAVINGS, LEGISLATION, FEDERAL LAW, NATURAL GAS, HYDROELECTRICITY, PRICE INDEX, RETAIL.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE