ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Carlito P. Caliboso

Carlito P. Caliboso


Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Carlito P. Caliboso was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission and named Chairman of the Commission by Governor Linda Lingle on April 30, 2003. In 2004, he was reappointed to a full term through June 30, 2010. In 2010, he was reappointed to another term, which he may serve through April 29, 2015.

Mr. Caliboso is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (“NARUC”), which is an association representing the State public service commissioners who regulate essential utility services throughout the country.

Mr. Caliboso served as President of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners ("WCPSC") from 2008-2009, as Hawaii Commission hosted the 2009 WCPSC Annual meeting in June 2009.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute (“NRRI”), which seeks to empower utility regulators to make public interest decisions of the highest possible quality by creating new knowledge and democratizing existing knowledge.

Mr. Caliboso also served two terms on the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (“IAC”), which is comprised of 15 elected and appointed officials of municipal, county, state, and tribal governments, most recently as the Vice Chair of the IAC.

In 2010, the FCC appointed him to its Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Caliboso practiced law in Hawaii for over 11 years. His primary areas of practice were in business and transactional matters.

Chairman Caliboso earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of Business Administration at the University of Hawaii with a double major in Finance and in Management in 1984; a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 1991, and an Executive MBA degree from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii in 2009.

Carlito P. Caliboso’s Specialties:
Public Utility Policy, Law and Regulation Energy and Electricity Policy, Law and Regulation Telecommunications Policy, Law and Regulation

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