in News Departments > People
print the content item

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.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

JLG_id1900
WomenofWind_id
UEA_id1896
Acciona_id1907
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886