Katherine Peretick

Katherine Peretick is the Director of Engineering for NRStor, a leading energy storage project developer at the forefront of the growing electrical storage industry. NRStor owns and operates both the first contracted, grid-connected flywheel energy storage facility in Canada, and the first fuel-free compressed air energy storage facility in the world. In the agile and progressive majority-female company, Katherine directs technical aspects for a wide range of projects, from utility-connected commercial facilities to remote northern-community microgrids.

Previously the Project Engineering Manager at General Compression, a high-tech compressed air energy storage startup company, Katherine led the project engineering effort for the company’s first-ever commercial machine. As a key player in a small startup, she also found and evaluated new project opportunities, validated the novel underground air storage technology, and developed a project model to prove the functionality and profitability of the unbuilt machine. She also established and led the reliability engineering program at General Compression. Previously a part of the leadership development program at Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, she identified and successfully pitched a technical redesign for both performance improvement and cost savings on the conditioning system for the new 8MW offshore wind turbine. Prior to Vestas she led part of the reliability engineering effort for the newest Mars rover, Curiosity, during her time at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

Katherine holds a Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan.

Director of Engineering, NRStor

Board Member and Vice President, AWE