June 06, 2023
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UTC Commissioner Rendahl nominated to serve as second vice president for NARUC
LACEY, Wash. – Utilities and Transportation Commissioner Ann Rendahl was nominated by the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners to serve as the next second vice president for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Rendahl’s nomination was announced and unanimously approved at the annual meeting on May 24. Her appointment will be considered at the NARUC meeting in November.
Rendahl was first appointed to serve as a UTC commissioner in 2014. She is an active NARUC member and serves on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Committees on Electricity and Critical Infrastructure. Rendahl previously served as chair of the Committee on Electricity.
Rendahl is a member of the Southwest Power Pool’s Markets+ States Committee, and previously served as a member of the Body of State Regulators for the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO) Energy Imbalance Market. She also participates as a member of the Electric Power Research Institute's Advisory Council and the 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.