Peter Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

As AMEA’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Thompson performs all budgeting and forecast administration related to AMEA’s current and future power supply contracts. He leads administrative and technical support for the authority and negotiates future power supply agreements. He analyzes fuel costs and implements fuel risk mitigation strategies; performs feasibility studies on renewable power projects; and supports Members on rate analysis and structuring. He also manages AMEA’s wholesale power prepayment initiatives through Energy Southeast.

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 contract 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 a member of the Southeastern Federal Power Customers Inc. Board of Directors

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.

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