Katherine L Peretick was appointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission on January 4, 2021, by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her term ends July 2, 2021.
Ms. Peretick is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on NARUC's Committee on Electricity, and Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal.
Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Peretick worked in the public and private sectors with a focus on energy storage and technology development. She served as Director of Engineering at NRStor Inc., an international energy storage project developer, where she was recognized by the Energy News Network as a national leader and innovator in the energy transition on the “40 under 40” award list. Her past experience also includes leading project engineering for long-duration energy storage technology company General Compression, international rotations in India and Denmark as a mechanical engineer as part of wind turbine manufacturer Vestas global Leadership Development Program, and a fellowship with the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She also worked on the Juno and Curiosity spacecraft missions with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Ms. Peretick also served as Vice President of Advancing Women in Energy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and empowering women in the energy industry and energy-related fields for 3 years.
Ms. Peretick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.