Dennis A. Smith, P.E., C.E.M.
National Clean Cities Director and Vehicle Technologies Deployment Manager
Dennis Smith is the national Clean Cities director and serves as the technology deployment manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Vehicle Technologies in Washington, D.C. His duties include working closely with truck and auto manufacturers, fuel providers, state and regional governments, national laboratories, public safety officials, and other key stakeholders to expand the use of alternative fuels and other petroleum-reduction technologies and practices in the transportation sector. Other DOE duties have included managing a research and development portfolio related to renewable and alternative fuels, and engine and vehicle development.
Smith is a registered professional engineer and a certified energy manager and has been working in the energy and environmental industry for over 30 years. In addition, Smith holds an unrestricted license as a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor specializing in energy and air-quality control technologies.
Prior to DOE, Smith served as Director of Energy Services at Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC), a large Atlanta-based utility. During his 20 years at AGLC, he specialized in introducing new energy and environmental technologies to private industry and the general marketplace. He headed up a team of engineers and energy consultants that specialized in alternative fuel vehicles, building energy efficiency and conservation, industrial energy applications, co-generation, indoor air quality, and codes and standards for fire safety and construction practices.
From 1992 to 1996, Smith served as president of the American Gas Association's Olympic Clean Air Team, which was responsible for all logistics and operations associated with the fleet of 600 natural gas vehicles used to support the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.
Dennis A. Smith