Dr. Thompson is an energy economist with a background in electrical engineering and expertise in wholesale electricity market design, regulatory economics, and policy analysis of network industries, particularly in the energy sector.

His work focuses on:

  • Capacity market/auction design
  • Wholesale electricity market design and reform
  • Integration of emerging energy technologies
  • Energy market regulation
  • The hydrogen economy
  • Energy finance and cost of capital estimation
  • Economic damages assessments for renewable and battery storage assets

Dr. Thompson has supported clients and diverse stakeholder groups – including electricity system operators, energy regulators, governments, clean energy advocacy groups, market participants, institutional investors, and utilities – in several international jurisdictions. This includes PJM, CAISO, ERCOT, NYISO, ISO-NE, the Non-ISO/RTO United States, Ontario, Alberta, the United Kingdom, Spain, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and New Zealand.

He has published thought leadership on the evolving hydrogen economy; the regulation of the energy sector; energy policy to integrate emerging resources (renewables, battery storage, long-duration energy storage, distributed energy resources, and flexible load); and the economic implications of lithium-ion battery degradation for energy storage and electric vehicle technologies.


Université Paris-Saclay
PhD in Economics

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
MS in Energy Economics

Delft University of Technology
MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis

Rowan University
BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering




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