Ige appoints Yost to PUC

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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Colin Yost, an attorney and businessman, to the Public Utilities Commission to fill the seat being vacated by Commissioner Jennifer “Jennie” Potter, who announced she will be resigning from her position effective Oct. 31.

“Colin will bring a valuable combination of legal and business experience to the commission at a time when both are needed to ensure that Hawaii can reach its energy transformation goals,” Ige said.

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Yost is currently the chief operating officer of RevoluSun, a solar and energy company headquartered in Honolulu. He has also served as the company’s general counsel.

In addition, he founded and managed a law practice, Cruise & Yost LLLC, and was an associate trial attorney at Paul Johnson Park & Niles in Honolulu. He also was an assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice in the Consumer Protection/Financial Fraud Section.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to serve the people of Hawaii on the Public Utilities Commission, and I’ll do my best to continue the commission’s important work to make utility services more affordable, resilient and environmentally beneficial,” Yost said.

Yost’s appointment is effective Nov. 1 and will run through June 30, 2024.

His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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