Katherine L. Peretick

Photograph of Katherine Peretick
Commissioner at the Michigan Public Service Commission

Katherine L Peretick was appointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission January 4, 2021. Her term expires July 2, 2027.  Ms. Peretick serves on NARUC’s Committee on Electricity, Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal, and the DOE-NARUC Nuclear Energy Partnership. Previously, her work focused on energy storage and technology development as Director of Engineering at NRStor, a grid- scale energy storage project developer, and at General Compression. She performed smart grid research at the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
She engineered wind turbines in India and Denmark for Vestas and was a reliability engineer on the Juno and Curiosity spacecraft missions with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Ms. Peretick was recognized by the Energy News Network as a national leader and innovator in energy transition on the “40 under 40” award list. She is the Vice President of Advancing Women in Energy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and empowering women in the energy industry and energy-related fields.  Ms. Peretick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.