On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Steve Wright, Administrator and CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration (“BPA”), announced that he will retire at the end of January 2013.  Wright initially started at the agency in an entry level position in 1981.  He became acting Administrator in 2000 and was selected as the permanent Administrator in 2002.  The Department of Energy, and specifically Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, will select a new BPA Administrator in accordance with the federal civil service rules.  Wright intends to continue to serve as Administrator until the transition to his successor is complete.

A copy of the official press release is available here.