Advanced Lineworker Program 2019


NEPPA's Advanced Lineworker Program is designed to build on the knowledge and skills lineworkers already possess.


Course Dates


Session week 1: Aug. 6 - 9, 2019

Session week 2: Aug. 27 - 30, 2019

Session week 3: Sep. 24 - 27, 2019

Session week 4: Oct. 8 - 11, 2019


Please note that dates are subject to change.




NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460


Students will Learn


  • Making safety a conviction
  • Understanding inductance and capacitance and the inter-relationship
  • How a pole mount transformer works, the polarity, and the various connections that can be applied, as well as how to troubleshoot them
  • Understanding how to safely handle, test, fuse, and maintain capacitors
  • Calculating the various tensions found in common rigging operations
  • Safely clearing lines for maintenance
  • Troubleshooting voltage regulators
  • Navigating through the NESC to find vital information
  • How to properly sag tension overhead conductors and pull underground conductors
  • How to safely and effectively apply grounds to de-engergized lines
  • To troubleshoot problem streetlights


Course Prerequisites


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




Members: $2,525
Non-Members: $3,750


Registration fee includes coffee and lunch.


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Please see the information below regarding instructors and lodging.

If you have any questions please contact the training & education coordinator,

Colleen Del Signore, at either or 978-540-2209.





Steve Socoby, Director of Training & Education

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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 & sub-station responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.

In his role of Director of Training, he is responsible for development and quality of safety & technical programs. He also oversees the line-workers’ school 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 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, Boston – Littleton -  $155/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040

Click here to make your reservation online.


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $116/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.