After 9 years of work, Forest Wright has ended his tenure with the Alliance for Affordable Energy. Forest has campaigned tirelessly for our mission’s values of fair, affordable, environmentally responsible energy. In a letter, Forest stated , “I continue to look for new ways to serve the public interest and ensure Louisiana continues it’s progress toward a more prosperous and sustainable energy future.” His technical expertise, tenacity, and focus has helped save our state’s rate payers millions of dollars through the policy reforms he has facilitated.
During his years with the Alliance, Forest has worn many hats. In his position as our Utility Policy Director, he led the charge in the foundation and expansion of energy efficiency programs first in New Orleans and then Louisiana. Policy wins have ranged from the adoption of Integrated Resource Planning at the city and state level, and successful intervention on behalf of consumers in rate-making cases. He created New Orleans’ monthly Solar Roundtable discussions, leading to the foundation of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industry Association. In the campaign for renewable energy, Forest has fought to protect net-metering rules, so that all Louisiana residents may have fair and equal access to clean energy choices.
As a logical next step in his commitment to fair energy policy, Forest has recently announced his intention to run for a seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission this November. We are so grateful to have had Forest’s skill and steadfast dedication to the policy work that will affect Louisiana’s energy future for years to come, and we wish him well in his campaign.
for more details read this Times-Picayune article.