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
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

David Ige

Democrat
Governor

Jennifer M. "Jennie" Potter

Appointed
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

David Ige

Democrat
Governor

Leo Asuncion, Jr.

Appointed
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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