Substation II Program 2018



NEPPA’s Substation II Program is a four-week program designed to build upon the foundations learned in the Substation I Program, for a more in-depth understanding of testing and programming in a substation.


Course Hours


Tuesday – Friday, September 25 – 28, 2018             8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday, October 16 - 19, 2018                  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday, November 27 - 30, 2018              8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday, December 11 - 14, 2018              8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Please note that dates are subject to change.




NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460


Students will Learn


  • Hazards inside substations
  • Clearing substation equipment for maintenance
  • Testing substation equipment and interpreting results.
  • Operation of relays in a substation and how they are tested
  • Tests on different styles of circuit breakers
  • Programming circuit reclosers
  • Troubleshooting voltage regulators
  • Designing an SPCC plan for a substation


Course Prerequisites


Completion of Substation I is strongly recommended, but not required. A basic knowledge of mathematics is beneficial.




Members: $2,450
Non-Members: $3,675


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.


Ken Evans, Instructor

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During his career, Ken worked as a power engineer for over 27 years, for the Reading Municipal Light Department and Concord Municipal Light Plant.  Ken’s other experience includes, but is not limited to, 5 years as a self-employed electrical contractor, 4 years as a power engineer for Computervision Corporation and 6 months as an apprentice lineman.  He holds the following degrees and licenses: BS in Electrical Engineering, Master Electrician (MA), 1B & 2A Hoisting Engineer (MA) and a Class B CDL (MA).









Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel.  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 -  $169/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040

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



The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $111/night + tax

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

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



Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common (Corporate Account# 3003696) - $139/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

Click here to make your reservation online using Corporate Account # 3003696



SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center (Corporate Code: BZL) - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

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