2018 NEPPA Annual Conference

Sea Crest Beach Hotel, N. Falmouth, MA
August 19 - 22, 2018


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NEPPA's 2018 Annual Conference will be held August 19 - 22 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel (350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA 02556).  Join your professional colleagues for 3 days of educational sessions, roundtables, networking, sponsor exhibits, and more!



Agenda details are still being finalized and are therefore subject to change.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

1:30 pm  Member Value Committee Meeting (Closed)

2:00 pm  Registration Opens, Idea Wall, Sponsor Set-Up

6:00 pm  Opening Reception

7:00 pm  Dinner on Your Own



Monday, August 20, 2018

7:00 am    Registration, Idea Wall, Sponsor Set-Up, Breakfast

8:00 am    Keynote Address:  Collaboration & Innovation - Future of Utilities
                 by Arlen Orchard, SMUD


9:45 am    Rapid Rates of Change, Forecasting Failures and Why the Value of Optionality Has Never Been Higher
                 by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC

                 Opportunities & Improvements Roundtable


11:00 am  100% Renewables & Cost Effectiveness of Energy Storage
                 by Sean Hamilton, Sterling Municipal Light Department

                 Influencers & Disruptors Roundtable


12:00 pm  Lunch & Visit with Sponsors


1:00 pm    Future Outlook of EVs
                 by Bill Bottiggi, Braintree Electric Light Department

                 Supply & Demand Roundtable
Faciliated by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC


2:30 pm    Transmission Effects of PV Solar
                 by David Forrest, ISO-NE

                 Developing Leaders for the Future Roundtable


3:45 pm    Business Meeting - NEPPA Board of Directors Election

6:00 pm    Networking Recption

6:00 pm    Children's Program

7:00 pm    Awards Dinner


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

7:00 am    Breakfast

8:00 am    Legislative Update
                 by Elizabeth Whitney, Meguire Whitney, LLC

                 Commissioner's Roundtable


9:15 am    Communication is Key: Using Social Media to Connect with Customers
                 by Destenie Vital, Burlington Electric Department

                 To Be Determined


10:30 am   Net Metering & Distributed Generation 
by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative


11:30 am   Box Lunch

1:00 pm     Benevolent Fund Activities (Golf Tournament & Tour)

7:00 pm     Dinner in the Courtyard

8:30 pm     Trivia Night & Tournament Awards



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

7:00 am     Breakfast

9:00 am     NEPPA Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 am   Finance Committee Meeting (Closed)

11:00 am   Conference Adjourns




Hotel Accommodations

To make your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly and mention you're with the Northeast Public Power Association or NEPPA 2018 to get the rate.  Rooms and rates are held until Thursday, July 19, 2018. 

Sea Crest Beach Hotel - $280/night + tax
350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA 02556
(800) 225-3110


You may also visit www.seacrestbeachhotel.com and use the Group Code: 10A2Y4.




Registration is not yet open.  Please contact Sarah Klingler at sklingler@neppa.org to be notified as soon as registration is available.





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