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2020 Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations

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September 15, 2020 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)     |      NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA ) 



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In direct response to members' feedback, NEPPA is pleased to announce a brand new 1-day basic and technical prerequisite course for anyone looking to attend technical programs,  to gain a basic understanding of electrical theory, concepts and mathematic principles.


NEPPA's Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations course will be held September 15, 2020 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460) as part of the first day of our new Substation I Program.


Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations is designed to be an introduction to the electrical concepts and mathematic principles needed to understand electricity and electrical equipment.  This course is a foundational level course that is a basis for additional course work in specific disciplines such as substation, overhead lines and metering.


Who Should Attend


Basic Electricity & Mathematics is designed for:

  • All field operations personnel including:
    • Meter Technicians
    • Lineworkers
    • Substation Technicians
  • Customer Service or Office Personnel looking to understand the product they sell every day
  • Supervisors or Managers transitioning from other departments or disciplines





NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460



Learning Objectives


  • Practice and solve mathematic problems used in electrical power measurements
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of electrical theory including electricity and magnetism
  • Ability to differentiate between how DC and AC circuits function
  • Explain the difference and interconnection of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy and demand, and the difference between Kw and Kwh
  • Ability to recognize the utmost importance of electrical safety




 Agenda details are subject to change.


8:00 am        Welcome & Introductions

8:15 am        Module 1: Basic Electricity

9:45 am        Break

10:00 am      Module 2: Basic Mathematics

11:30 am      Lunch

12:00 pm      Module 3: Electric Power & Energy

1:00 pm        Module 4: Electrical Safety

1:30 pm        Module 5: Power System Overview

3:00 pm        Adjourn



Click here to download the detailed agenda.


Course Prerequisites


There is no prerequisite for Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations.  This course is a basic, foundational course for NEPPA's technical training programs.




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


** Please contact NEPPA at (978) 540-2200 if you are currently enrolled in the Metering I Program.


Members: $235
Non-Members: $395



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Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the first session.




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 Power

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


The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $120/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.


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.