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The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has announced that its administrator and CEO, Steve Wright, will retire at the end of January 2013.

Wright has led the agency since November 2000 - first as acting administrator and then as permanent administrator, a role he was selected for in February 2002. Wright is the second-longest-serving BPA administrator and first joined BPA in an entry-level position in 1981.

Wright has been planning this decision based on his eligibility date for retirement and decided to make this announcement ahead of his retirement in order to allow for an orderly transition to a new agency leader, BPA says.

Wright will continue to serve as administrator until his replacement is selected. He plans to stay on to support the transition to his successor until his retirement in January. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will have a competitive process conducted under the federal civil service rules to select a new administrator. DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman will be the selecting official.



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