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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Public Utilities Commission chair to retire at end of year

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he has accepted the resignation of Randall Iwase who will be leaving the Public Utilities Commission effective Dec. 28, 2018.

In a letter to the governor dated Nov. 9, 2018, Iwase said that he is retiring to spend more time with his family.

“Randy Iwase has played a key role at the Public Utilities Commission during a time of transition. I thank him for his unwavering commitment to the state’s energy efficiency goals and to Hawaiʻi’s 100 percent renewable energy future,” said Gov. Ige.

Gov. Ige will appoint a replacement for Iwase, whose term expires on June 30, 2020. The appointee will be subject to senate consideration and confirmation.



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