US Army Corps of Engineers - Corps of Engineers: Hydropower Recovery Plan
The Program provides reliable hydroelectric power services at the lowest possible cost, consistent with sound business principles, in partnership with other Federal hydropower generators, the Power Marketing Administrations, and Preference Customers, to benefit the Nation. Recovery funding will reduce backlog maintenance of hydropwer equipment to allow maximum peak availability of electric power, reduce forced outages and maintain allied hydropower facilities needed to provide reliable power.
Public benefits include: (1) increased percentage of time hydroelectric generating units are available to the Power Marketing Administration's interconnected system during daily peak demand periods; (2) reduced annual forced outage rate for hydropower units; (3) decreased percentage of generating equipment that has a major generator/turbiine related component in poor condition; and (4) the ability to meet or exceed Federal Regulatory approved electric reliability standards; (5) reducing annual maintnence costs for equipment and facilities by upgrading and /or replacing those that have reached or are about to reach the end of their service life.
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Projects and Activities
The type of work falls into three main categories: (1) equipment repair, maintenance and replacement; (2) facility repair and replacement and (3) safety studies and equipment. Specifically, the work will include (but is not limited to) rehabilitation of a main power transformer, rewinding generators, replacing disconnect switch gear, purchase of emergency generator equipment, purchase of new sythetic log booms to trap debris, upgrading security sytems and communications, elevator maintenance, spillway structural analysis, spillway gate repairs and automation, repairs to regulating outlet gates, ARC Flash studies and implementation and purchase work/safety boats. Specific projects and associated work item descriptions with planned allocations can be found on the Corps Recovery website at http://www.usace.army.mil/RECOVERY.
The Corps’ creation of a Headquarters Management Oversight Team to assist in Recovery Act planning and execution provides balance in managing regular Corps work and Recovery Act work. The team’s responsibility includes the tracking of ARRA obligations, awards, and expenditures; overseeing the reporting process while ensuring the Corps’ program is transparent and maintains its accountability to the American Public. Additionally, the Management Oversight Team is facilitated by a Stimulus Project Delivery Team (PDT) that meets weekly to discuss and resolve Recovery Act matters.
The Stimulus PDT is represented by employees assigned to the Directorate of Civil and Emergency Operations, Directorate of Military and International Operations, Office of the Chief Counsel, Office of Internal Review, Office of the Engineer Inspector General, Directorate of Resource Management, Directorate of Contracting, Directorate of Corporate Information, Directorate of Human Resources, and the Offices of Small Business and Public Affairs.
Program Risk Management. The Corps will utilize the fundamental principles of Composite Risk Management found in the Army Field Manual 5-19 to assist in identifying and assessing risks; and developing and implementing controls that lead to making the right decisions. Leaders at all levels are responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Civil Works Recovery Act Program and to ensure corrective action is applied.
Throughout the Corps, numerous in-place assessment tools exist that include managing risks in all of our programs. The Corps supplemental guidance developed specifically for monitoring the use of Recovery Act funds provides additional controls to ensure the program’s efficiency, execution and overall success. Recovery Act management control checklists are designed to capture progress and/or deficiencies in the areas of program performance, reporting, human capital, acquisition processes, financial controls and functionality of operational systems that monitor and report Recovery Act data. Agency plans and public reporting are accomplished through a number of venues that are aimed at providing assistance and transparent information to the public related to the Corp’s Civil Works Recovery Act Program. The Corps’ Recovery.gov web-site will track and report the program’s overall activities and progress. This information is located at: http://www.usace.army.mil/RECOVERY.
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