LACEY, Wash. - U.S. state utility regulators elected Utilities and Transportation Commission commissioner Ann Rendahl as the second vice president of their national association, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), at their annual conference in La Quinta, California, last week. Per NARUC’s custom, Rendahl is in line to be the association’s President in 2026.
Rendahl has been a UTC commissioner since 2014 and is an active member of NARUC. She serves on the organization's Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Committees on Electricity and Critical Infrastructure. She previously chaired the Committee on Electricity.
Rendahl is also a Southwest Power Pool's Markets+ States Committee member and previously served on the Body of State Regulators for the California Independent System Operator's (ISO) Energy Imbalance Market. Additionally, she is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute's Advisory Council and Advisory Council of the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.
Rendahl previously served as the director of policy and legislation for the UTC. Prior to leading the UTC’s policy and legislative affairs section, she served as the director of the administrative law division, as an administrative law judge for the UTC, and as an assistant attorney general representing the UTC.
Rendahl graduated from Wellesley College and earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her law degree from UC Law San Francisco.
The UTC regulates the rates and services of household goods movers; passenger transportation companies; investor-owned electric, natural gas, garbage, and water utilities; landline telecommunications companies; garbage haulers; commercial ferries; pipeline companies; marine pilotage; and a low-level radioactive waste repository.