Engineering & Operations Conference and Expo

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May 2 - 3, 2018

DCU Center (50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608)


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Join your colleagues and industry partners for 1.5 days of educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities at NEPPA's Engineering & Operations Conference and Expo being held May 2 - 3, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.




Agenda details are therefore subject to change.  


Click here to download the On-Site Agenda.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608


7:30 am  Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Move-In

8:30 am  General Session -  Mutual Aid & Disaster Planning
                  by Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA)

9:30 am  Break

9:45 am  Operations Track: Benefits & Key Considerations of Implementing Outage Management Software 
                 by Greg Calcari, mPower Innovations

               Engineering Track: ISO-NE OP-17 Load Power Factor Program
                 by Osman Bileya, ISO-NE

10:45 am  Break

11:00 am  Operations Track: An Exercise Toolkit to Prepare for Large-Scale Disasters
                 by Charlie Fisher, Witt O'Brien's 

                Engineering Track: Modern Day Protection & Control Commissioning of Substations
                 by Tim Walker, OMICRON Electronics Corp. USA

12:00 pm  Lunch in the Expo Hall
   Expo Hall is Open 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

1:00 pm   Operations Track: Demo in the Expo Hall 
 CSJU: Cold-Shrink Joint for Underground Residential Distribution by Sean Kennedy, TE Connectivity

                Engineering Track: Demo in the Expo Hall 
                   OMICRON Roadshow Bus by David Stelmach, OMICRON Electronics Corp.

2:00 pm   Operations Track: Demo in the Expo Hall 
                   Secondary Oil Spill Containment & Vault Maintenance by Dave Mullalyl, RM Clark Associates

                Engineering Track: Demo in the Expo Hall 
                   Forensic Identification & Root Causes of Hot Socket Problems Found in Residential Meters by Tom Lawton, TESCO - The Eastern Specialty Company

2:30 pm   Door Prize Drawing in the Expo Hall

3:30 pm   Adjourn & Exhibitor Breakdown/Move-Out


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, MA 01608


7:30 am  Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am  Operations Track: Safety Summit
               USVI Mutual Aid: Mission & Safety Brief
     by Dave Schofield, Georgetown Municipal Light Dept. & Scott Larsen, Littleton Electric Light & Water Dept.                  

               Engineering Track: Driving from Calendar-Based to Condition-Based Maintenance with the PI System
                 by Kevin Walsh, OSIsoft LLC

9:00 am  NEPPA Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 am  Break

9:45 am  Operations Track: Safety Summit
               JEMS - Improving Operator Safety & Health, Cost of Ownership and the Environment

                 by Steve Martino, Altec Industries, Inc.

               Engineering Track: Engineering Roundtable

11:00 am  Conference Adjourns




Please click on the link to register online or download the appropriate forms below.


Attendee registration    Exhibitor registration  Sponsor registration

Click here to download the Attendee Registration Form.


Click here to download the Exhibitor Registration Form.


Click here to download the Sponsor Registration Form.




If you need overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.  Be sure to mention the Northeast Public Power Association or NEPPA to get the negotiated rate.  Rooms and rates are held until Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Hilton Garden Inn - $151/night + tax
35 Major Taylor Boulevard
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 753-5700


You may also book online using the Group Code: NEP18 at


Thank you to Our Conference Sponsors!



Platinum Level Sponsors

ips logo      Okonite Hi Res logo  AJ Hurley    Altec 2017



Gold Level Sponsors

epm logo 2   TCI         Milton CAT mclogo.color




Silver Level Sponsors 

First Line Assoc. logo  tec tab rgb orn   Tangent Energy Logo       nighthawk logo color



Bronze Level Sponsors 


Bartholomew Co. Logo