Previously, Griffin was chief of policy and research at PUC, leading staff and consultant teams in analyzing state energy policy decisions, including long-term power supply planning.
“We are excited to find a talented individual in Jay Griffin, who has demonstrated expertise and is aligned with our commitment to a 100 percent clean energy future,” said Governor Ige.
“I would like to thank Gov. Ige for this incredible opportunity to return to the PUC. I look forward to working with Chair Iwase and the commission that will help realize Hawaiʻi’s potential for a clean energy future,” said Griffin.
Griffin’s interim appointment is effective June 5, 2017 and is subject to the advise and consent process and senate confirmation.