Hawaii

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

(PUC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Telecommunications Transportation Water

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Commissioners

Number of Seats3

James P. "Jay" Griffin

Chair | Appointed
808-586-2020
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

David Ige

Democrat
Governor

Jennifer M. "Jennie" Potter

Commissioner | Appointed
808-586-2020
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

David Ige

Democrat
Governor

Leo Asuncion, Jr.

Democrat
Commissioner | Appointed
808-586-2020
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

David Ige

Democrat
Governor

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 6 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement None

Bipartisan Requirement

None

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "In appointing commissioners, the governor shall select...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "In appointing commissioners, the governor shall select persons who have had experience in accounting, business, engineering, government, finance, law, or other similar fields." " No person owning any stock or bonds of any public utility corporation, or having any interest in, or deriving any remuneration from, any public utility shall be appointed a commissioner."

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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