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2020 Metering I Program

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November 17 - 18, 2020 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)     |      NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA ) 



Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA has reopened its Headquarters/Training Center.  In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. 



All visitors, staff and trainers must follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the NEPPA community. 

Click here for NEPPA's COVID-19 Visitor Policy.



For authorization to enter the Training Center, all visitors must complete this Health Screening Form.




In direct response to members' feedback, NEPPA is pleased to announce a completely revitalized Metering Program in 2020. 


NEPPA's Metering I Program will be held November 17 - 18, 2020 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460).


NEPPA's Metering I Program is designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of meter equipment and safety.  The Program will introduce how meters are used as an integral part of the distribution system and why their accurate and efficient readings are critical to a utility's success.


Click here to download the detailed agenda.



Who Should Attend


Metering I is designed for:

  • New or Transitioning Meter Technicians
  • Lineworkers
  • Supervisors or Managers transitioning from other departments





NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460



Learning Objectives


  • Demonstrate a foundational/introductory knowledge of meter use, demand and digital vs. analog meters.
  • Practice hands-on safe installation and removal of a meter
  • Calculate and demonstrate the safe measurement of electricity
  • Recognize meter theft, revenue protection controls, and how to safely install service and conduct inspections.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of net metering, demand metering and reverse metering.
  • Accurately identify faulty equipment and troubleshoot solutions



Click here to download the detailed agenda.



Course Prerequisites


Students are expected to participate in the new Basic Electricity and Mathematics for Utility Operations course, or have a solid understanding of basic electricity concepts, theory and mathematics.




Registration fees include coffee and lunch each day.  If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.


Members: $875
Non-Members: $1,300



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Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the first session.




Steve Socoby, Director of Technical Training 

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Steve has 36 years of hands-on experience in all facets of operations of public power utilities including: Line Superintendent; supervision of crews, maintenance, new construction, reliability and associated plant & substation responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.


In his role of Director of Technical Training, he oversees NEPPA's lineworker program and teaches utility management and supervision, electronic controls and power-line operation programs.


Recognized as an industry leader and expert Steve has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeast Public Power Association and been recognized by the Maine State Legislature for his previous 30 Years of Distinguished Service. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono.


Thomas (Tom) Succi, Technical & Safety Trainer

TSucciTom has worked in metering in New England for the past 48 years as a meter technician, instructor, engineer and manager. He has created instructional programs and taught in the region for most of his career and also ran the meter apprentice training for many years at National Grid as a Principal Trainer.


He recently retired as the Supervisor of Meter Test and Engineering at United Illuminating and looks forward to continuing his career as an instructor. Tom holds a BS and an AS in Engineering Technology as well as an advanced certificate in Management from WPI.


Tom and his wife Arlene currently reside in Connecticut.



Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, 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 Littleton - King: $155/night + tax; Queen/Queen: $165/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040 - If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA or Northeast Power

Click here to make your reservation online using the Corporate Rate: BZL *** Due to COVID, please call the hotel directly.


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $120/night + tax

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

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


SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

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


Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

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





Please contact or call the office at (978) 540-2200.