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2020 Metering I Program


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April 27 - 28, 2020 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)     |      NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA ) 

 

 

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 April 27 - 28, 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.

 

Who Should Attend

 

Metering I is designed for:

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

 

 

Location

 

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

 

 

Course Prerequisites

 

No prerequisite required, but a basic knowledge of mathematics is beneficial.

 

Registration

 

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

 

Cancellations are accepted until Monday, April 13, 2020.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the first session.

 


Instructor

 

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.

 


Lodging

 

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) 540-5040 - 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

 

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.

 

 

Questions? 

 

Please contact Colleen Del Signore, Education & Training Coordinator at colleend@neppa.org or call (978) 540-2209.