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 still being finalized and are therefore subject to change.

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

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: Emergency Preparedness
                 by Charlie Fisher, Witt O'Brien's SEACOR Co.

                Engineering Track: Commission of Substation Protection
                 by Tim Walker, OMICRON Electronics Corp. USA

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

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

                Engineering Track: Demo in the Expo Hall 
                   OMICRON Roadshow Bus

2:00 pm   Operations Track: Demo in the Expo Hall (TBD)

                Engineering Track: Demo in the Expo Hall 
                   Forensic Identification & Root Causes of Hot Socket Problems Found in Residential Meters by 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 
                 Speaker(s) TBD

               Engineering Track: Engineering Analysis, Modeling and Preventative Maintenance
                 by Michael Bartlett & Kevin Walsh, OSI Software

9:00 am  NEPPA Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 am  Break

9:45 am  Operations Track: Safety Summit (Cont.)
                 Speaker(s) TBD

               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