As AMEA’s Manager of Operations, Peter Thompson performs all budgeting and forecast administration related to AMEA’s current and future power supply contracts. He provides administrative and techni- cal support to the planning and engineering department, especially as it relates to planning and negotiating future power supply agree- ments; analyzing fuel costs and implementing fuel risk mitigation strategies; performing feasibility studies on renewable power projects; and supporting Members on rate analysis and structuring. Peter also manages AMEA’s wholesale power prepayment initiatives through Energy Southeast.
Mr. Thompson works with AMEA governmental affairs channels as it relates to power supply. He maintains and cultivates relationships with leaders in govern- ments to represent AMEA’s interest. He also maintains relationships with AMEA Members’ governing bodies to support mutual interests.
Mr. Thompson joined AMEA in 2016 after working for Southern Company in Financial and Contract Services. At Southern Company, he was responsible for wholesale bulk power con- tract administration including AMEA’s Power Supply agreement with Alabama Power.
Prior to his employment with Southern Company, Mr. Thompson worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS, overseeing construction on multiple U.S. Navy contracts. He worked as a lead engineer in the Program Offices, providing direct support to LPD and DDG Ship Program Managers. In addition, he led the development of a construction planning and scheduling system overhaul to ensure the company remained compliant with government contract management practices.
Mr. Thompson is a past member of the American Public Power Association’s Planning and Engineering Conference Planning Committee, serving for two years as the chairman of the Generation and Fuels section. He is also a member of the Transmission Access Policy Study Group and Southeastern Federal Power Customers Inc. Legislative Committees.
Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University and has completed Auburn University’s Executive MBA program.
He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, and serves as a deacon at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery.
He and his wife, Haley, have four children, Pete Jr., Allie, Jones, and William.