2019 Small Entity Seminar

Bill Thigpen

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative Supervisor of Compliance Support

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Bill Thigpen is currently Supervisor of Compliance Support for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative. PowerSouth Energy Cooperative serves the energy needs of 16 electric Cooperatives and four municipal electric systems in Alabama and Northwest Florida. Mr. Thigpen has over 29 years of experience in the utility industry, having worked in PowerSouth’s Energy Control Center as a System Operator for almost 18 years, followed by 11 years as the Energy Control Center Supervisor. Mr. Thigpen began working in the Compliance Support Department in June of 2015. Compliance Support’s main role is to facilitate PowerSouth's compliance with NERC Standards and to ensure that sufficient internal controls are in place to maintain that compliance. Mr. Thigpen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. He maintains a NERC System Operator Certification. In his previous role as Energy Control Center supervisor, Mr. Thigpen was an active member of the SERC System Operator Subcommittee (SOS). Mr. Thigpen participates in NERC, SERC, and industry seminars and conferences to maintain compliance awareness. Mr. Thigpen has also worked on several SERC Audits as an Industry Subject Matter Expert.

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