BOARD OF DIRECTOR
Atlantic Energy Partners, LLC
In the United States Mr. Tompkins has been active in representing the interests of ten major clients and several municipalities in the energy industry. Mr. Tompkins has also assisted clients with the acquisition of Utility Assets since deregulation. Additionally, Mr. Tompkins has worked internationally on projects in Canada, the United Kingdom, and China.
1) KTI / CASELLA
6) Grace Brothers
2) PP&L Global 7) Zurn Industries, Inc.
3) INDECK Energy 8) Babcock & Wilcox and Ultrapower
4) United American Hydro 9) Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.
5) Consolidated Hydro Corp. 10) Scott Paper Company
TRANSMISSION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
In 1997, Mr. Tompkins designed an integrated submarine HVDC network serving the Canadian Maritimes and New England/New York. This was one of the first such applications of HVDC technology to reinforce existing AC systems in the world and was presented to several utilities and non utility clients of TR&MC prior to forming Atlantic Energy Partners, LLC, of which Mr. Tompkins is a Director. TR&MC performed all of the initial Technical, Engineering, Marine & Bathymetric Analysis, and currently supervises the System Reliability Impact Studies.
Mr. Tompkins worked for Northeast Utilities in the Planning department for 10 years during the 1970ís and was the Senior Corporate Officer at GMP in charge of all contracts, generation, planning and research for 5 years during the 1980ís. While working for these utilities Mr. Tompkins was involved with all major AC and HVDC interconnections from 1970. Specifically at GMP, Mr. Tompkins was the Corporate Officer responsible for the planning and power contracting departments and directly managed GMPís share of Phase I & Phase II of the HQ to New England, HVDC project and the HQ to VT, HVDC project.
ELECTRIC GENERATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
TR&MC, led by Brian Chernack & John Tompkins, developed the 540mw merchant gas fired plant now operating in Westbrook, ME for the municipality from conception, project siting and fuel supply option negotiations to selection of an independent development team. Our work developing the Westbrook Energy Project included the following:
Westbrook Energy Center 560 MW CCGT (Operational in 2001)
* Initiated the concept of a municipally hosted merchant power project for City of Westbrook.
* Prepared technical analysis and brief City Council on development plans.
* Advised City staff on siting to optimize gas supply and electrical interconnection.
* Assisted in drafting Joint Development Agreement between City and developer.
* Participated in gas supply contract negotiations.
TR&MC designed and developed the unique concept for the City of Westbrook to have itís own gas pipeline interconnection and LDC "City Gate" at the junction of two major gas pipeline systems. TR&MC negotiated with the existing LDC for this right which allowed Westbrook to access natural gas at transmission prices without any local distribution charges. This advantage was a major reasons why Westbrook successfully competed against other nearby projects, which were ultimately canceled, even though they were proposed before Westbrook, were ahead in development, and had large financial backers.
ADDITIONAL UTILITY EXPERIENCE
Mr. Tompkins is a co-founder of Boundless Energy, an energy aggregator and broker serving industrial clients in the Northeast, and worked with AMT to demo Real-Time metering systems for load aggregation and control. Mr. Tompkins worked with ACEC, of Belgium, and the projectís new owner, Worcester Energy, on a Peat Project in Maine, and assisted Endless Energy, Inc. on a wind research project in Maine.
As part of his work for clients Mr. Tompkins has presented comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on three federal rule changes. Mr. Tompkins has also testified for his clients in several state regulatory proceedings, including proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Tompkins has also represented the National Wood Energy Association (NWEA) and has intervened on its behalf in regulatory matters before the MPUC and provided the expert testimony and coordinated guidance for the group of Consolidated National Waste-to-Energy companies in several regulatory proceedings before the NYPSC. Mr. Tompkins has assisted his clients in nearly all of their dealings with utilities including negotiating contracts and contract restructuring or buyouts.
While employed by GMP, Mr. Tompkins was a member of the EPRI Advisory Structure, a member of the Energy Resources Subcommittee. He also was a utility advisor to projects involving New Production Cost Programs and was designated by GMP's Research Advisory Committee (RAC) member to be part of the team that evaluated the effectiveness of EPRI during a previous 10 year review.
Performed generation planning studies of computer simulations of long term twenty year generation expansion plans. Evaluated capital, operating and maintenance cost used for simulating the generation dispatch of research projects and worked with the Research Department on a one year study assessing wind generation systems.
While at Northeast Utilities, Mr. Tompkins was responsible for testing and validating the current NABS Billing System and the previous IOLD Billing System used by NEPOOL and several participants.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
from the UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, Hartford, CT
with Honors Cum Laude in 1972
Associates Degree in Applied Science
from the WATERBURY STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE,
Waterbury, CT. in 1969
Airline Transport Pilot -
ATP with Commercial Single Engine Land & Sea Ratings
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