Owen Smith

Director, Utility & Grid Solutions

Owen Smith is director of utility and grid solutions at Trane, a leading global provider of building energy management solutions, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand. He leads Trane’s building-to-grid programs, which leverage Trane’s strengths in building equipment, controls, and digital solutions to enable buildings to optimize energy use and act as resources to utilities and grid operators. This includes a range of offerings including demand response, energy storage, load flexibility solutions, and non-wires alternatives to addressing grid challenges. Prior to joining Trane / Ingersoll Rand in 2015, Smith’s background includes leadership roles at Rocky Mountain Institute and Duke Energy spanning 2002-2015, with significant focus on utility strategy and program implementation related to the full range of distributed energy resources.