CARLITO P. CALIBOSO
Carlito P. Caliboso is a Member of the firm, and practices in the areas of energy, public utilities, telecommunications, regulatory, and finance law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii and the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, and is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Caliboso previously served as Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (“Commission”) from April 2003 to March 2011, and continued to serve as a Commissioner until August 2011. As Chairman, Mr. Caliboso was the Commission's presiding officer in public hearings and evidentiary hearings and was responsible for leading and managing the Commission with a professional staff consisting of legal, engineering, audit, policy and research, enforcement, and administrative professionals. During his tenure, the Commission addressed major energy policy issues in dockets addressing renewable portfolio standards, independent third party administration of energy efficiency programs, distributed generation, competitive bidding, net energy metering, feed-in-tariffs, decoupling, and energy efficiency portfolio standards, among many other issues, in an effort to implement major policies and objectives in the public interest.
During his tenure on the Commission Mr. Caliboso: (1) served on the Board of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (“NARUC”) and served on the following NARUC Committees: Telecommunications, Energy Resources and the Environment, Critical Infrastructure, and International Relations; (2) served as President of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners ("WCPSC") from 2008-2009, as the Hawaii Commission hosted the 2009 WCPSC Annual meeting in June 2009; (3) served on the Board of the National Regulatory Research Institute; (4) 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; and (5) served on the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services (Section 706 of the Telecom Act of 1996).
Mr. Caliboso has been an attorney for over 20 years. Prior to joining the Commission, he practiced law in Hawaii and specialized primarily in business, finance, real estate, and other transactional matters.
Mr. Caliboso earned a Bachelors 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 Masters of Business Administration degree from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii in 2009.