NEPPA has set up room blocks at the following hotels:


Courtyard Boston Littleton
102 Constitution Ave.
Littleton, MA 01460


Book your corporate rate online for Northeast Public Power Assocation (NEPPA)

If calling, request a reservation under NEPPA code



Hilton Garden Inn Devens
59 Andrews Parkway
Devens, Massachusetts 01434

Book your corporate rate online for Northeast Public Power Assocation (NEPPA)

If calling, please reference NEPPA for corporate rate (client id N3003696)



SpringHill Suites by Marriott Devens
27 Andrews Parkway
Devens, Massachusetts 01434

King Bedded Rooms (NPEK/KSTE)

Queen/Queen Bedded Rooms (NPEL/QQST)

Please call 978-772-3030 and provide the group code NEPO



Westford Regency
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886

Please call 978-692-8200 and ask for the Negotiated Rate for NEPPA


Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel.  Please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:



Courtyard by Marriott, Boston – Littleton -  $169/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL



The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $111/night + tax

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: NEPPA.



Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common (Corporate Account# 3003696) - $139/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

Click here to make your reservation online using Corporate Account # 3003696



SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center (Corporate Code: BZL) - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation using the Corporate Code: BZL.

10th Annual NEPPA Lineworkers Rodeo

 September 15-16, 2016  •  NEPPA Training Center, Littleton, MA


The 2016 rodeo drew 13 teams who competed in six different line events emphasizing safety and technical skills. Teams represented Massachusetts utilities from Braintree, Georgetown, Hudson, Littleton, Mansfield and Middleton, as well as Norwich, Conn., Otsego, N.Y., and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative,


Modeled after the International Lineworkers Rodeo, the competition is designed to display the craft of line work. During competition, three-person teams receive deductions in scores for violations such as misuse of tools, unsafe work, or slipping while climbing the pole. Final scores are determined after any deductions, and event times are used only as a tiebreaker.


2016 winners

Overall – First, Norwich 1; Second, Middleton 1; Third, Georgetown


Dead-End 5kV Relocation – First, Norwich 1; Second, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Third, Norwich 2


Hurtman Rescue – First, Norwich 1; Second, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Third Middleton 2


Obstacle Course – First, Norwich 1; Second, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Third, Norwich 2


Transformer Changeout – First, Norwich 1; Second, Braintree; Third, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative


Speed Climb – First, Georgetown; Second, Otsego; Third, Norwich 1


Rope Toss – First, Otsego; Second, Mansfield; Third, Middleton 1





Thank you sponsors Rodeo


Hoisting License Classes for MA hoisting

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NEPPA offers hoisting license Cont. Ed and Test Prep classes for:


    Class 1 (B, C & D) hoisting machines, i.e. cranes and bucket trucks, forklifts.

    Class 2 (A, B & C) digging machines, i.e. excavators and backhoes.


All classes are schedule for a state-mandated 4 hours. ONLY Test Prep attendees don't need to stay for the full 4 hours. These classes are for both, the continuing education to renew the license and the test prep to take the test to receive a brand new license. Those who will be attending the classes for continuing education will need to bring their hoisting license for verification and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each class. If the hoisting license is not brought to class for verification or if the license has been expired for more than a year, the certificate will not be issued. Those who will be attending the classes for the test prep will receive information to study for the test.


Hoisting License Class Costs:


    $50 @ NEPPA for NEPPA members

    $100 @ NEPPA for Non-NEPPA members


Hoisting @Your-Site (please refer to the "@Your-Site" registration link below for more info)


The classes are scheduled according to demand and will be coordinated with those who register.


If you are interested in registering for hoisting classes at NEPPA, pelase click on the "NEPPA Programs" link below to register.


If you are interested in having the class at your facility, please click on the "@Your-Site" link below.


If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Del Signore at 978-540-2209 or at


  • To register via NEPPA Technical Programs for classes @ NEPPA, click here!
  • To register via @Your-Site for classes at your facility, click here!



Customer Service Conference 2017 Speakers

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David Cullen 90

David Cullen founded Intelligence Security International (ISI) in 2009 after 23 years in the risk management/security business. His company serves Fortune 100 firms, universities, nonprofits, and multinational government entities with an extensive slate of services in physical security, technology design, vulnerability assessments, business risk management, training and awareness, and business continuity.


He earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and has held held senior management positions at several prestigious companies including Stratus Computer, Lotus Development Corporation, and State Street Bank.


His experience encompasses executive and strategic management, operations, corporate investigations, security system design, training, sales, and recruiting. At State Street he directed security for the bank’s worldwide facilities, as well as, its Global Command Center.



Erick Rheam 90

Erick Rheam speaks regularly on topics related to human dynamics. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he is currently a Vice President, Business Development, for a software company.


His experience also includes work at two municipally owned utilities in Indiana and Colorado, where he led a customer service division and served business communities to ensure local policy enhanced the business environment. In addition, he has spent many years training and educating utility and association executives on how to build programs and services that add value to businesses in local municipalities.


Designated a Key Public Power Account Executive through the American Public Power Association, he has chaired APPA’s National Key Accounts Committee and has also been vice-chair of their National Customer Services Section.



linda stacy 90

Linda Stacy is a Productivity Specialist who created the LivingBluPrints System based on her experience as a busy professional in the management consulting industry, an entrepreneur, and years of research, training, and living her best life. She has established a transformative productivity system for corporate audiences, entrepreneurs, and hyper-busy professionals.


In addition to a B.A. in Biological Sciences and an M.S. in Library Science, Linda holds Bob Pike Group certifications in Instructional Design for Participant-Centered Training and Presentation Skills for Professionals. Linda is a member of the National Speaker Association and the National Association of Professional Organizers.