Northeast Public Power Association



For over 100 years, not for profit electric utilities have brought low – cost reliable electric service to customers throughout the United States. Nationally, one customer in four is served by a public power company that is owned and operated by local or state governments or rural cooperatives. In the six New England states, over 80 public power systems serve roughly 2 million retail customers and sell over 13 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.


The Northeast Public Power Association is a private, non-profit trade association that is incorporated as a 501 c(6). NEPPA was founded in 1965 to represent and serve consumer-owned utilities of New England. As a regional organization, it uses the combined strength of its diverse members to provide low-cost services and to advocate public policies and federal legislation, which are beneficial to its members’ interests.


NEPPA is governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of 21 public power officials representing member utilities in all six New England states. Five standing committees provide guidance on member services and policies and a professional staff serves the membership through its offices located in Littleton, Massachusetts.


NEPPA's primary services fall into five categories:


  1. Representation
  2. Training & Education: 
  3. Communications 
  4. Emergency Coordination (Mutual Aid)
  5. Networking


NEPPA's Leadership and Committees


  • NEPPA’s Board of Directors
  • Audit Committee: responsible for the investing and financial oversight of NEPPA
  • Customer Service Committee: oversees and recommends programming and services to members to enhance or recognize efforts in customer services.
  • Education & Training Committee: responsible for the recommendation of curriculum development and review
  • Engineering & Operations Conference Committee: comprised of utility and affiliate members, this group oversees the formatting, agenda and speakers for this annual event
  • Executive Committee: oversees the operating activities of NEPPA
  • General Foremen’s Roundtable: meets on a regular basis to provide insight on the needs and best practices of the operations departments at member utilities
  • Mutual Aid Committee: Manages the internal program for assisting members during events that tax their abilities to deliver service to customers
  • Mutual Aid Task Force meets annually to review and recommend changes to the Mutual Aid program

Contact Us!


Phone: 978.540.2200
Fax: 978.952.7320