NEPPA 2021 Engineering & Operations Conference and Expo
September 21, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM  Lineworkers Rodeo – NEPPA Training Center, Littleton, MA

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

7:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Move-in

8:30 AM General Session – The Impact of an Injury – “What are you Risking” by Gary Norland & his wife Jeanne It was a Friday afternoon and Gary was at work trying to get his job done, but his focus was on other things. His wife Jeanne was working, trying to wrap up her week when a co-worker told her that there had been an accident and Gary was going to the hospital. What she didn’t know was Gary took 12,500 volts, 200 amps to his right ear and then to the back of his head. In a split second their lives drastically changed. That was over 25 years and roughly 70 surgeries ago. Now, Gary and Jeanne share a message that focuses on the impact of the choices he made. Through their story, you will see how a lack of focus can change everything. They have shared their story with employers and employees all over Canada and the US, and their message is simple. You can speak up and you should speak up when it comes to safety. You deserve a life without experiencing unnecessary tragedy.

9:30 AM Break

9:45 AM Breakout Sessions

 MANAGEMENT TRACK Transmission Cost – What is happening with NEPOOL

 OPERATIONS TRACK SAE’s Grounding Technology

 ENGINEERING TRACK Bitcoin & Blockchain – Effect on Utilities

10:45 AM Break & Exhibit Hall Opens

11:00 AM Breakout Sessions

 MANAGEMENT TRACK Best Pratices – Utility Arborist Association  by Amy Murray, Davey

 OPERATIONS TRACK Spacer Cable Systems – Installation, Operations & Maintenance Discussion by Ted Gardner, Technical Manager, Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems & Molded

 ENGINEERING TRACK Exponential Load Growth Impacts by Paul Hubbard, Principal Analysis Group, Inc

12:00 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM Breakout Sessions/Demos

MANAGEMENT TRACK OP-17 Changes – Now More Than A Letter by Andrew Murray, PLMnet & ISO Speaker tbd.

OPERATIONS TRACK NERC AMI (Outage Management, System Analyist, growing pains with installing, day-to-day)  Updates – Lessons Learned/ Best Practices & Covering the Operational Benefits by Fred Avila, Owner, AvCom, Inc.

 ENGINEERING TRACK Understanding Moisture Transformers   by Thomas Prevost, VP Innovation and R&D – Weidmann Electrical Technology

3:00 PM Raffle Drawing in Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM Adjourn & Exhibitor Breakdown/Load Out

3:00 PM Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Breakout Sessions

MANAGEMENT TRACK GM/ GF Roundtable: What are the things that keep you up at night?

OPERATIONS TRACK: Layering Do’s and Don’ts Arc Flash Protection by Duncan Blaine, VFC.

ENGINEERING TRACK Engineering Virtual Situation Room (i.e. Roundtable)

9:30 AM Break

9:45 AM Breakout Sessions


11:00 Benevolent Fund Activity:
            Golf Tournament – Shotgun 11:00 AM
            Groton Counrty Club – 9 holes

11:00 AM Conference Adjourns

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The Utility Expo 2021
September 28, 2021

Covering more than 30 acres, The Utility Expo is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking the latest industry technologies, innovations, and trends.

We are excited to announce ICUEE has a new name: The Utility Expo. This all-inclusive name better reflects The Utility Expo experience – a place where professionals from all utility sectors come together to share new equipment, new ideas, and new solutions.

The new name is just the beginning of many exciting changes that will make The Utility Expo the biggest and best it’s ever been. And we can’t wait to see you there!

Check out Powertech's principals at the following booths:

·        Polywater- B1848

·        Richards Manufacturing- B1933

·        SAE Inc.- B1720

·        SNC Manufacturing- B1624

·        Tech Products- A1843

·        Travis UGD- B1722

·        Trystar- B1710

·        Youngstown Glove Company- N1432

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