Raiford Smith

Vice President, Energy Technology and Analytics

Raiford Smith and his team lead Entergy’s pursuit of new, enabling technologies such as Distributed Energy Resources, big data analytics, and the development of customer-facing products and services. Mr. Smith is based out of Entergy’s offices in The Woodlands, TX. Entergy is an integrated energy company that owns and operates approximately 30GW of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Mr. Smith has 26 years of experience in the energy industry, including various roles in legal, planning and analytics, smart grid, customer management, demand-side management, pricing and rates, product development, wholesale deal structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and technology.


May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00

PC3: Data Analytics for Consumer Benefit

Energy providers and consumers experience the conundrum of data wealth and information poverty –this is especially true in the energy sector. Consumers tell us they want more information but what they’re given is often raw data, such as portal data on kilowatts used. Facilitators from SECC and Entergy  will work with attendees to help them … Continued

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