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Bismarck, ND 58505-0480

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The Commission: Meet the Commissioners

Commissioner Julie Fedorchak

Commissioner Julie Fedorchak

Julie Fedorchak has served on the Commission since 2013. She heads the pipeline, electric transmission and energy conversion siting; gas economic regulation, railroad safety and regulation portfolios and is the state’s liaison to the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) and the Organization of MISO states (OMS).

Julie is currently the President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). She serves on the advisory board for the Electric Power Research Institute. Julie has held numerous leadership roles including president of the Organization of MISO States (OMS), vice-chair of the NARUC Gas Committee and vice president of the Gas Technology Institute’s advisory board. She is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Class of 2015.

A North Dakota native, Julie was appointed to the Public Service Commission in December 2012 by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. She was confirmed by voters in 2014 and was elected to a full six-year term in 2016 and again in 2022.

Julie is a strong voice regionally and nationally for a sustainable transition of the electricity industry. She advocates that utilities, policy makers and regulators must maintain the reliability and affordability of the U.S. power grid, which is the backbone of our society. In North Dakota, she developed and received legislative approval for a state rail safety program, pushed for innovative ways to connect rural areas to natural gas service and led efforts to enhance the Commission’s pipeline reclamation program. She has led the Commission’s siting portfolio for more than a decade and has overseen the permitting of more than $10 billion of investments. In this process, Julie helps oversee a transparent process that invites public input, provides regulatory certainty and mitigates landowner concerns, safety risks and long-term environmental, historic and cultural impacts.

Julie graduated with honors from the University of North Dakota. She is married to Mike Fedorchak of Minot and they have three children. Julie is a trustee for the University of Mary, a volunteer for her local homeless shelter and enjoys many hobbies including golfing, entertaining, swimming and reading.

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