FERC Energy projects chief is retiring 

Source: Hannah Northey, E&E reporter • Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015

Jeff Wright, director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, is retiring at the end of February.

Wright, who has been with the agency since 1979, will be replaced by Ann Miles, the office’s deputy director.

The office is responsible for the licensing and safety of nonfederal hydroelectric projects, processing applications for the construction and operation of natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, and the siting and safety of gas import and export terminals.

Wright has been a member of the office since it was created in 2000, often appearing on Capitol Hill to weigh in on proposed infrastructure bills, including one GOP House measure that would have sped up the agency’s review process for intracontinental oil, gas and electricity projects (Greenwire, Oct. 28, 2013).

Wright holds a bachelor’s in economics from the College of William and Mary and a master’s in business from the University of Maryland.