2017 NEPPA Annual Conference

Newport Marriott, Newport, RI
August 20-23, 2017


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NEPPA's 2017 Annual Conference will be held August 20 - 23 at the Newport Marriott Hotel (25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840).


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Please submit your nominations for the 2017 Awards to be held on Monday evening, August 21st.


Conference Program


Click here to download the Conference Program (updated 7/17/2017). 


Sunday, August 20, 2017

2:00 pm  Registration Opens

6:00 pm  Opening Reception

7:00 pm  Dinner on Your Own

Monday, August 21, 2017

7:00 am  Registration & Breakfast

7:00 am  Exhibitor/Sponsor Set-Up

8:00 am  Keynote Address: Prepare to Jibe! Navigating the Sea of Innovation for the Modern Utility  
by Ken Schisler, EnerNOC, Inc.

9:45 am  Managing Millennials: Stop Trying to Make it Difficult!
by Janine Moon, Workforce Change

9:45 am  Roundtable Session (To Be Announced)

11:00 am  How Technology, Market Trends & Regulatory Decisions are Reshaping Our Energy Industry
by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, NorthBridge Energy Partners

11:00 am  Roundtable Session  (To Be Announced)

12:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm  Leading With the Brain in Mind: How Brain Science Can make You a Better Leader
by Janine Moon, Workforce Change

2:30 pm  A New Age for Energy & Communications
by James Ingraham, EPB (Chattanooga, TN)

2:30 pm  Roundtable Session  (To Be Announced)

3:45 pm  Business Meeting

6:00 pm  Children's Program - Save the Bay

              6 - 7:00 pm Bay Experience

              7 - 8:00 pm Birds of Narragansett Bay

              8 - 9:00 pm Horseshoe Crabs

6:00 pm  Networking Reception

7:00 pm  Awards Dinner (Semi-Formal Attire Expected)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

7:00 am  Breakfast

8:00 am  A View From the Hill
by Elizabeth Whitney, Meguire Whitney, LLC

8:00 am  Commissioner's Roundtable

9:15 am  New England's Organized Markets: A Series of Unfortunate Events
by John Coyle, Duncan & Allen and Scott Strauss, Spiegel & McDiarmid

9:15 am  Minimizing Risk, Legal Panel
by Walter Foskett, Duncan & Allen; Chris Pollart, Rubin & Rudman; and Nick Scobbo, Ferriter, Scobbo & Rodophele

10:30 am How to Survive - and Thrive - in an EV Future
by Bill Bottiggi, Braintree Electric Light Department; Ellen Burt, Town of Stowe Electric Department; and Gary Smith, Sagewell

11:30 am  Box Lunch

12:00 pm  Exhibitor/Sponsor Break-Down

12:00 pm  Free Time

12:30 pm  Benevolent Fund Activity: Newport Tour *

               10 Mile Ocean Drive, The Breakers Mansion Tour, Harbor Cruise

                Transportation provided to and from the Newport Marriott Hotel

               * Separate Registration Required.  All proceeds donated to NEPPA's Benevolent Fund.

1:00 pm   Benevolent Fund Activity: Golf Tournament *

               Newport National Golf Club (324 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, RI 02842)

               Shotgun Start @ 1:00 pm

               * Separate Registration Required.  All proceeds donated to NEPPA's Benevolent Fund.

* Click here to download the Benevolent Fund Registration Form

6:00 pm  Dinner on Your Own

8:30 pm  Trivia Night & Tournament Awards

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:00 am  Breakfast

9:00 am  NEPPA Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 am  Conference Adjourns


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Download the Attendee Registration Form

Click here to download the Benevolent Fund Registration Form

 Hotel Accommodations


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To make your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly and mention you're with the Northeast Public Power Association to get the rate.  Rooms and rates are held until Monday, July 31, 2017. You may also visit www.marriott.com and use the Group Code: Powpowr.

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Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors! 

Champion Level Sponsors:


Utility Svcs NEW 20170519 USI Logo 1    rockland trust2x     ips logo


Century Bank           Duncas Allen     Okonite Hi Res logo


First Line Assoc. logo


Gold Level Sponsors:


evluma logo evolution    TransCOR logo 300Res copy  crc logo


       tcilogo.HighRes                        NISC Logo no words with oval             Milton CAT mclogo.color



Northline Utilities logo


Silver Level Sponsors:


HENDRIX Copy Copy Copy   holland power services graphic   IGS Solar Logo

WEIDMANN Logo      Netwatch Eye      USofA Logo Color HighRes

     Uticom Logo R    Datacapable logo 2     Tangent Energy Logo


Bronze Level Sponsors:

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