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2021 Metering I Program

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April 21 - 22, 2021 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)     |      NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA ) 


As with most in-person training, we ask that participants remain flexible as we approach the coming year.  Although every effort will be made to hold classes in-person at NEPPA's Training Center in Littleton, MA, we will likely have a combination of in-person, hybrid and virtual sessions.



Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA has reopened its Headquarters/Training Center.  In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. 



All visitors, staff and trainers must follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the NEPPA community. 

Click here for NEPPA's COVID-19 Visitor Policy.



For authorization to enter the Training Center, all visitors must complete this Health Screening Form.




In direct response to members' feedback, NEPPA announced a completely revitalized Metering Program in 2020. As the Program continues to evolve, we encourage members and students to provide their honest feedback on the program.


NEPPA's Metering I Program will be held April 21 - 22, 2021 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460).


NEPPA's Metering I Program is designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of meter equipment and safety.  The Program will introduce how meters are used as an integral part of the distribution system and why their accurate and efficient readings are critical to a utility's success.


Click here to download the detailed agenda.



Who Should Attend


Metering I is designed for:

  • New or Transitioning Meter Technicians
  • Lineworkers
  • Supervisors or Managers transitioning from other departments





NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460



Learning Objectives


  • Demonstrate a foundational/introductory knowledge of meter use, demand and digital vs. analog meters.
  • Practice hands-on safe installation and removal of a meter
  • Calculate and demonstrate the safe measurement of electricity
  • Recognize meter theft, revenue protection controls, and how to safely install service and conduct inspections.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of net metering, demand metering and reverse metering.
  • Accurately identify faulty equipment and troubleshoot solutions



Click here to download the detailed agenda.



Course Prerequisites


Students are expected to take NEPPA's Basic Electricity and Mathematics for Utility Operations course, and/or demonstrate a solid understanding of basic electricity concepts, theory and mathematics through prequalification testing.




Registration fees include coffee and lunch each day.  If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.


Members: $895
Non-Members: $1,475



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Cancellations are accepted until Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the program.




Thomas (Tom) Succi, Technical & Safety Trainer

TSucciTom has worked in metering in New England for the past 48 years as a meter technician, instructor, engineer and manager. He has created instructional programs and taught in the region for most of his career and also ran the meter apprentice training for many years at National Grid as a Principal Trainer.


He recently retired as the Supervisor of Meter Test and Engineering at United Illuminating and looks forward to continuing his career as an instructor. Tom holds a BS and an AS in Engineering Technology as well as an advanced certificate in Management from WPI.


Tom and his wife Arlene currently reside in Connecticut.



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 Littleton - King: $155/night + tax; Queen/Queen: $165/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040 - If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA or Northeast Public Power

Click here to make your reservation online using the Corporate Rate: BZL *** Due to COVID, please call the hotel directly.


Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center - $99/night + tax

242 Adams Place

Boxboro, MA 01719

(978) 263-8701


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $109/night + tax (with breakfast)

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.


Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

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





Please contact or call the office at (978) 540-2200.