Grid Modernization expert

Howard Smith

Manager, Distributed Energy Resouces Policy
Southern Company

Howard Smith graduated from Clemson University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Currently, Howard is Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Policy at Southern Company. In this role, he is responsible for tracking current and future trends and activities involving the broad aspects of DER. Also, he is responsible for developing plans and policy positions related to DER in support of Executive Management's efforts in the establishment of goals, actions and policies for the Southern system. Howard has served on the Alabama Governor's Advisory Team for Industrial Energy Efficient and CHP, and has made numerous regional and national presentations on integrated resource planning, demand-side management, smart grid and other electric industry-related topics.