?’ < ..t (_ /. t l~llllllllllllll~l~llllllil\ll~~l LM103090 I --bz.Pance clectr ici ty supply am icn!acd; --cmsefve electrical energy: --i.avrelop renewable encrqy cesourccs; ?he Carp3ratior-2 would rnirirkct power at wncslccaic to bath tnvrstor-owncx am2 pu~liely-obnea electric lati1.i ties, . which -woulci serve retail corasurrers ~raa cc’;lld Aso ~helc- sale Tower ta lergc incic:tries. I”, muld sell power under ghrec rates, with a p-eferential lower r2tc for petrar t.Czt is rc-316 for residential housing, including scS.zoI~ sne tiosF: 1s. ‘Ihis is incorsistent ‘ wit.: the crescnc 73?icy of mi: b :etina PedCraI cower. The preference cu~tcter cleuse in Gistinq fejislation has been ictercreted es prefalznce in rights Lo Fowcr but no preference in rates. Such a prefeccatial rate is also inco*>sistent with the Rc9inistration’s Eational Energy plan. That ~1 xra wuuli; rcauire utilities t- -,mse out pro~9tional rates and other ra:es that do ;:‘: reflect full costs. In this reg.3 rd, provisions ok. the lecjislation arc alsc inconsis- tent. A purpsc of the Corporation (section 3) is to msxinize the potential for energy conservation while sec- ticn 20 provides for the prcfcrcntizl fl.ower) rates to certain consu3ers. lnie agree witn the Ad~inictration’s plan to eliminate cronlotiond electric rztcs and recoz- mmd the inconsistency in the legislation be revizec to reflect this. GUK WOKS has shown that althoqh there are substantial Fotentials for enecqy conservation, there i-c not enough public concern with the neti for such con- servc3tion mo low FL;cr rat.cs would not help this situation. -3- . _^ _*.._ _ __I .-. .. -. -. ._ - 4” =-z-lti.r;. --5t5;. --
Proposed Legislation to Establish a Regional Energy Corporation for the Pacific Northwest
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1977-08-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)