Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission
Jennifer Potter was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission by Governor David Ige in March 2018 for a term to expire June 30, 2024.
Commissioner Potter was previously a faculty member at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), an independent research institute within the University of Hawaii, where she conducted research on demand response, Distributed Energy Resource (DERs) technologies, and energy efficiency.
Prior to joining HNEI, Commissioner Potter was a Sr. Scientific Engineering Associate in the Electricity Market and Policy group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL). During her tenure, she conducted a number of studies on demand response and integrated demand side management for the U.S. Department of Energy and California Public Utilities Commission.
Commissioner Potter previously worked at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as a Project Manager on SMUD’s Smart Pricing Options Pilot, the most comprehensive pricing pilot completed to date. While at SMUD, she also worked as the Customer Strategy Planner for EE and DR programs, and as a Principal Market Analyst. She also served as the Utility's Enterprise Performance Data Manager. Prior to her time at SMUD, Commissioner Potter worked at City of Roseville, Roseville Electric, as the principal load and revenue forecaster, load researcher, and business analyst for the utility. Commissioner Potter holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Economics from Southern Oregon University. She is an Advisor to Smart Grid NW, a Technical Advisor to LBL's Future Electric Utility Regulation, a Technical Advisor to DOE's Interactive EE/DR Effects Study, NARUC-NASEO Comprehensive Electricity Planning Task Force member, and organizing committee member for SEPA Grid Evolution Summit, Hawaii Energy Conference, and Grid FWD Conference. In her free time she loves to run, surf, cook, and spend time with family.
Tuesday, September 24
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM