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Katherine L Peretick was appointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on January 4, 2021, and reappointed on July 3, 2021. Her term ends July 2, 2027.
Commissioner Peretick is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on NARUC's Committee on Electricity. She also serves on the DOE-NARUC Nuclear Energy Partnership. In August 2022 she became chair of the NARUC Electric Vehicles State Working Group, leading the conversation on regulatory topics for electric vehicles and EV charging, and serves on the board for the World Resources Institute Electric School bus Initiative Advisory Council. She was also appointed to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council, and serves on the Executive Committee, which advises the organization on trends in political, economic, and social issues that affect electric utilities and prioritizes research to serve the public interest.
Commissioner Peretick serves on the board of directors of the Organization of PJM States and represents the Commission on the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. 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 Masters in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.