Metering I Program

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.

Upon successful completion of the Program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Click here to download the detailed agenda.


This course is designed for:

  • Intermediate or transitioning Meter Technicians
  • Lineworkers
  • Supervisors or Managers transitioning from other departments


Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to successfully:

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


Students are expected to have completed 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.


This Program includes a Final Exam to demonstrate comprehension of the material (25 Questions).


In addition to the student binder with module printouts, students are provided with the following supplemental materials:

  • Program T-Shirt
  • Calculator
  • Meter Socket Checks Handbook
  • Pocket Guide to Watthour Meters

* Materials will be provided for participants who have not already received equipment in other programs.


Metering I Program will be in two locations:

April 5 -6 , 2023 at NEPPA’s Training Center: (registration open, register below)

NEPPA Training Center
200 New Estate Road
Littleton, MA 01460


 June 27 – 28, 2023 at Burlington Electric Department: (registration not available yet, coming soon)

Burlington Electric Department 
585 Pine Street, #4864
Burlington, VT 05401


Registration fees include supplemental materials, a program t-shirt, printed student materials and lunch each day.

Members: $935

Non-Members: $1440

To register, please click the button below and complete your registration online.

Click here to download the detailed agenda.


Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

P.E, Technical & Safety Trainer

Tim Richardson joined NEPPA in September of 2019 and has been an asset to the training team. Tim has a long history working in the electric utility industry, Belmont Municipal Light Department from 1995 – 2007.  There he served in many management capacity including General Manager.

Most recently, Tim has worked as Principal of Fundy Power Services, LLC. and at Consulting Engineers Group prior to that.  Tim brings a wealth of both technical and safety expertise to the organization and applies his expertise of both in a n easy-to-understand and easy-to-learn approach.


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
January 1 – April 30, 2023 – $142/night + tax
May 1 – October 31, 2023 – $169/night + tax
November 1 – December 31, 2023 – $142/night + tax
102 Constitution Avenue
Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 540-5040 – If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA 

The Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center – $99/night + tax
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200

The Westford Regency Hotel & Conference Center
January 1 – March 31, 2023 – $105/night + tax
April 1 – October 31, 2023 – $125/night + tax
November 1 – December 31, 2023 – $105/night + tax
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200

SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center – $149/night + tax
27 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-3030

Hilton Garden Inn Devens – $149/night + tax
59 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-0600


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

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