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
Randy iwase*304xx1700 2550 188 0

Randy Y. Iwase

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

David Ige

Democrat
Governor
Commis lha

Lorraine H. Akiba

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

Neil Abercrombie

Democrat
Governor
NARUC PositionBoard of Directors Member

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
James griffin puc*750xx1507 2006 0 156

James "Jay" Griffin

Unknown party
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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