Fedorchak announces campaign for re-election
Public Service Commission Chairman Julie Fedorchak has declared her candidacy for re-election to the PSC.
Fedorchak was appointed to the commission in 2012 when Kevin Cramer left for Congress. She was then elected to the position in 2014 to finish out the remainder of that term. This year, she is running for her own six year term on the PSC.
Fedorchak says so far her time in office has been focused on three main areas; affordable and reliable utility service in North Dakota, supporting economic development opportunities and growing the economy, and preserving the state's heritage. Going forward, Fedorchak says along with rail safety, she has a lot more she wants to work on.
"I will continue working on those same priorities - reliable, affordable energy services, responsible pipeline development, rail safety, and other issues that come up. You have my commitment on that. I don't have an opponent yet, but I fully expect to have an opponent and fully expect to have a very vigorous race in 2016."
Fedorchak says since she has been on the commission, the PSC has permitted nearly 7 billion dollars of energy related infrastructure in North Dakota - including four new gas plants, 435 megawatts of new gas-fired generation, 30 new pipeline projects, 200 million dollars worth of transmission lines, and one thousand megawatts of new wind generation.