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Updated: Wright to take top Chelan PUD post for love of river

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WENATCHEE — Steve Wright, the recently retired head of the Bonneville Power Administration, has accepted the job as general manager of the Chelan County PUD. He’ll start work Sept. 3. Wright, 55, has been a key figure and highest-profile face of Pacific Northwest federal hydropower, transmission, and environmental mitigation and tribal relations for the Columbia River’s federal dams since accepting the BPA’s top job 2000. He retired in late January.

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