Ann Rendahl is a commissioner for the Washington State's Utilities and Transportation Commission.
There is much going on at Washington's Utilities and Transportation Commission. Including implementation of the shiny new Clean Energy Transformation Act or CETA, requiring that state's electric utilities to transition to one hundred percent clean power by 2045. Signed into law last year, the devil is in the details, as here you hear Commission Staff grapple with the intricacies.
PUF: Talk about your background and how you ended up here.
Commissioner Rendahl: I have worked with or represented the Washington UTC in a number of roles for more than twenty-five years. I have a law degree and a master's degree in public policy and started out representing the Commission in 1993 as an assistant attorney general.
I worked on transportation cases, involving residential movers, freight companies, and solid waste carriers, as well as rail safety and pipeline safety issues. I also worked on water company rate cases, and a case establishing the rate design for shipments to a low-level radioactive waste site in Hanford, Washington. Soon after the '96 Telecom Act passed, I also began working on telecommunications issues, including interconnection disputes and arbitrations.