Jason Smith


Jason Smith is the president of TransCanyon, LLC, as well as the general manager of Bright Canyon Energy (BCE), a developer, owner and long-term operator of energy infrastructure. In these roles, Jason leads the business focused on developing electric transmission, microgrid, renewable and energy storage infrastructure for its customers.

Prior to these roles, Jason served in various strategic planning and development roles at Pinnacle West (PNW) and Arizona Public Service (APS). In these positions, he led PNW’s strategic planning efforts that resulted in a commitment to provide 100% clean electricity to customers by 2050, led the formation of BCE and TransCanyon, LLC to pursue electric infrastructure growth opportunities, and launched AZ Sun, one of the first programs in the nation focused on utility ownership of utility-scale solar generation, through which APS has developed, built, owns and operates over 225-MW of utility-scale solar generation. Prior to joining the PNW family of companies, Jason was a vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. His clients included electric and gas utilities, merchant generators, and wind, solar, geothermal, smart grid and biofuels companies. While at Goldman, Sachs & Co. he raised $14.2 billion in financing proceeds and advised on successful acquisitions and divestitures worth $16.7 billion for his clients.

Jason holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California.