June 2017
2017 E&O Conference a Success!
by Dave White, Executive Director
 
There were many traditions and additions on display at the successful 2017 NEPPA E&O Conference held May 10 - 11 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.  

Attendees from across New England and New York had opportunities to network, hear from excellent speakers, and view the newest tools and techniques in the industry.  

We hope to build on this year when we return to the DCU Center in 2018, so please share any comments or ideas that you may have .  


Congratulations! 
2017 Carol A. Tracey Customer Service Award Recipients
Diane Fillion, Woodsville Water & Light Department
Andi L. Higbee, Burlington Electric Department
Evelyn Holt, Reading Municipal Light Department
Shayna Norman, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
Brenda F. Sullivan, Wellesley Municipal Light

 Upcoming Training & Events

2017 Calendar of Events
Apprentice Rodeo , June 14 - 15 (Littleton, MA)

 Lunch & Learn - NMD&D, Inc., June 22 (Littleton, MA)
To RSVP, e-mail Bill Nims at bnims@nmdnd.com

Annual Conference, August 20 - 23 (Newport, RI) *
Registration will be open ASAP.  A separate communication will be sent.

Supervisory Skills, September 11 & 18 (Littleton, MA) *

Lineworker Rodeo, September 14 - 15 (Littleton, MA) *

E2 Engineering Event, September 27 (Uncasville, CT) *

Public Utility Accounting (APPA), October 16 - 17 (Littleton, MA) *

Work Order & Asset Management (APPA), October 18 (Littleton, MA) *

Advanced Public Utility Accounting (APPA), October 19 - 20 (Littleton, MA) *

Customer Service Leadership Program, October 19 - 20 (Norwich, CT) *

Power Utility Management Program (PUMP), November 15 - 17 (Littleton, MA) *

Annual Membership Meeting, December 1 (Nashua, NH) *

* Registration Not Yet Open.
If you're interested in attending any of the above events, please
email Sarah Klingler, Director of Programs & Services at sklingler@neppa.org to be notified as soon as registration becomes available.

Training

Substation I, June 27 - 30 (Littleton, MA)
Registration Closed

Substation II, Sept. 19 - 22; Oct. 21 - 27, Nov. 14 - 17; Jan. 8 - 12 (Littleton, MA)

Metering II, Aug. 14 & 28; Sept. 18, Oct. 2 & 23; Nov. 13; Dec. 4 & 18 (Littleton, MA)


George Scully Retires from Groton Utilities
 
General Foreman George Scully of Groton Utilities (CT) has retired.  
 
Kyle Morse Leaves Georgetown Light 
 
Georgetown Municipal Light Department General Foreman Kyle Morse (center) was honored at a recent gathering attended by Georgetown Light staff. Kyle left the department after 17 years of service.
 

Wishing him well were (from left to right) TJ Middleton, First Class Lineworker; Mike Conwell, Lead Lineworker; Mary Snow, Business Coordinator; Kyle MorseKaren Marchand, Office Manager;Chad Cunningham, Lead Lineworker; and Jesse Cote, First Class Lineworker.

 In the News

Belmont Municipal Light Department (MA)
On May 9, 2017, several local and state officials helped cut the ribbon to officially open Belmont Light's Blair Pond Substation at 20 Flanders Road in Belmont.
 
Taking part in the ceremony were (from left to right) Selectman Adam Dash, State Senator Will Brownsberger, Belmont Light General Manager Jim Palmer, former Selectman and current Light Board Advisory Committee Member Ralph Jones, Selectman Chair Jim Williams, and Selectman Mark Paolillo. 


Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. (VT)
May 10, 2017 
A record 241 people attended Washington Electric Coop's (WEC) annual meeting at U-32 High School on May 4th. The utility, powered by 100% renewable energy, celebrated 78 years of electric service within central Vermont and elected three board members.
 
Newly elected to the board is Jean Hamilton of Plainfield. Mary Just Skinner of Middlesex and Board Treasurer Don Douglas of East Orange won re-election.


Burlington Electric Department (VT)
May 24, 2017 
APPA's DEED Board of Directors met May 11, 2017 and awarded a total of $452,205 to support ten grants, nine educational scholarships, two student research grants and eight internships.

Join us in congratulating Burlington Electric Department for being granted $48,137 for their EV Public Charging Station Demand Response Pilot Program!

Upcoming APPA Webinars

The American Public Power Association offers an ongoing series of educational webinars that you and/or your staff can access through any computer. 

Upcoming Webinars Include:
June 6, 2017 - Overview & Practical Applications of the 2017 Safety Manual
June 7, 2017 - An Overview of the Association's EP Tabletop Exercise in a Box
June 13, 2017 - Accounting Standards & Reporting Update
June 27, 2017 - Industry Rate Trends & Future Rate Structures
 
NEPPA members get the APPA discounted price with Coupon Code: NEPPA. Find the complete APPA webinar schedule at www.publicpower.org.
Legislative Update