Press Release: Gov. Whitmer Katherine Peretick to the Michigan Public Service Commission
Katherine L. Peretick currently serves as the director of engineering for NRStor, Inc., an energy storage project developer. Prior to her current position, she was a project engineering manager with General Compression, a grid-scale energy storage technology company. Peretick has also worked as a mechanical engineer with Vestas Wind Systems A/S in Denmark, India and Portland, Oregon, and was a member of their Leadership Development Program. In 2020, she was named to the Energy News Network 40 Under 40.
Peretick is vice president of Advancing Women in Energy and a member of Michigan Clean Energy Leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. Peretick is appointed as an Independent and is succeeding Sally Talberg who has resigned to join the board of directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). She will join Chairman Dan Scripps and Commissioner Tremaine Phillips on the Commission and serve for a term commencing January 4, 2021 and expiring July 2, 2021.
“Katherine is an independent thinker whose deep understanding of energy storage, renewable energy, and smart grid systems will help Michigan benefit from the changes taking place in the energy sector, said Governor Whitmer. “Katherine is more than qualified to work on behalf of Michiganders at the Commission. She will bring a fresh perspective and deep private sector leadership experience to the role and will be a tremendous asset for our state. “
“Katherine will be the first engineer in recent memory to serve as a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission, “ said MPSC Chairman Dan Scripps. “Her background and significant expertise in energy innovation will be a great addition to the Commission and will better enable it to fulfill its mission of protecting the public by ensuring safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates for Michigan’s resident."
"I'm sincerely honored to have the opportunity to join the Michigan Public Service Commission and continue the great work being done to ensure safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services with long-term affordability,” said Peretick. “I'm looking forward to continuing the legacy of former Chairman Sally Talberg's dedication to fair and balanced regulation in conjunction with continuing Commissioner Phillips and Chairman Scripps."
The mission of the Michigan Public Service Commission is to ensure safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates for Michigan residents.
This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.