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Interim chief gets top post at BPA after hiring scandal

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PORTLAND — The U.S. Energy Department named a new administrator Monday to run the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal rocked the federal utility that sells and transmits much of the Northwest’s cheap and abundant hydroelectric power.

Elliot Mainzer has worked in various management jobs at BPA since 2002, including deputy administrator. He was named acting administrator last July upon the suspension of his predecessor, Bill Drummond.

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