2023 @Your-Site Virtual Training

At NEPPA, we are committed to helping our members enhance their safety awareness and develop effective training and risk management programs to better prepare and protect their organizations and employees.


As part of our commitment to our members to provide high-quality technical and safety training we are pleased to continue offering live, instructor-led @Your-Site Virtual Training sessions.

@Your-Site: Virtual – Session Schedule & Length

All sessions will be recorded and made available to any registrants unable to participate at the time of the training. Sessions are scheduled for 90-minutes which includes 15-minutes for Q&A. Recordings are available for 1-year after the date of broadcast.

Your-Site Virtual 

(90-minute training (8:30 am – 10:00 am)
Dates are subject to change

January 2023

Substation Components & Safety (January 24, 2023)
Rigging, Ropes & Safety (January 25, 2023)

 April, 2023

Underground Distribution Review (April 18, 2023)
Job Briefings (April 19, 2023)

September, 2023 – (please note the APPA class are (2) 4-Hour session – different rates apply) 

APPA Safety Manual: Part 1 (September 19, 2023)
APPA Safety Manual: Part 2 (September 20, 2023)

December, 2023

System Protection (December 19, 2023)
Trouble Investigation (December 20, 2023)

Registration Fees for @Your-Site: Virtual Training

Participant may register for either an individual sessions:

NEPPA Member:  $55 per person
Non-Member:  $110 per person

To register up to 5 participants, please click the button below to complete the form. To process a bulk registration of more than 5, please email training@neppa.org.


Once NEPPA receives and processes your registration, participants will receive an auto-generated email with unique login credentials to access each of the individual the sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How many @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions are offered per year?

A: For now, NEPPA is planning to offer a total of 8 @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions in 2023. The per person registration fees are:

NEPPA Members: $55 per person, per class.
Non-Members: $110 per person, per class.


 Q: How long is each class?

A: Each class is scheduled for a total of 90-minutes which includes a 15-minute, live Q&A.


Q: Are @Your-Site: Virtual Training Sessions live or pre-recorded?

A: The @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions are live, instructor-led training sessions. For any registrants unable to participate live, the sessions are recorded and will be made available after the class. Recordings are available for 1-year after the date of broadcast.


Q: Is this a group registration or do registrants complete class individually?

A: In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants need to register for the sessions individually. Certificates of completion only display the registrant’s name. That being said, you do have the ability to register multiple individuals either one at a time, or in bulk by submitting a roster to NEPPA. Certificates of completion are only available upon completion of the course.


Q: Do registrants receive a Certificate of Completion?

A: At the completion of the course, registrants will receive an email including a printable Certificate of Completion which includes their name and session title.


Q: Are @Your-Site: Virtual Training Sessions recorded?

A: The @Your-Site: Virtual Training sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants after the program.


Q: Are there set dates for @Your-Site: Virtual Training, or do participants login at their own convenience?

A: Since these are live, instructor-led sessions, participants are expected to join according to the schedule once published. Recordings will be made available for anyone unable to join on the specified training date.

Contact training@neppa.org to register for and access the 2022 sessions.


Training Facilitators

@Your-Site sessions may be conducted by one or more of NEPPA’s Training staff (see below):

Steve Socoby

Steve Socoby

Technical & Safety Trainer - Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor (Construction)

Steve has 36 years of hands on experience in all facets of operations, of public power utilities including: Line Superintendent; supervision of crews, maintenance, new construction, reliability and associated plant & sub-station responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.

In his role of Director of Training, he is responsible for development and quality of safety & technical programs. He also oversees the line-workers’ school and teaches utility management and supervision, electronic controls and power-line operation programs.

Recognized as an industry leader and expert Steve has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeast Public Power Association and been recognized by the Maine State Legislature for his previous 30 Years of Distinguished Service. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono.

Dan Flynn

Dan Flynn

Technical & Safety Trainer

Dan Flynn has been a safety trainer with Northeast Public Power Association, since September 2018 after retiring from Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Dept with more than a 41 year career in public power.

Dan started in the electric meter department in the 1970’s and worked his way through the electric line department as a lineman/line foremen and his last position as the electric department superintendent. Some of Dan’s responsibilities covered construction, maintenance, and safety of the electric line division. Dan continues to maintain his 1B/2A Mass. hoisting license and a Mass. Class A Driving license.

Dan is a lifelong resident of Wakefield, MA where he lives with his wife Alayne of 39 years they have two adult children.

He says “It is a privilege to continue to be involved with the public power industry in New England to give back any knowledge I’ve acquired over these many years.”

Tim Richardson, P.E.

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 an easy-to-understand and easy-to-learn approach.

Mike Pazzanese, CUSP

Mike Pazzanese, CUSP

Technical & Safety Trainer

Mike joined NEPPA as part of the training team in April 2021.

Mike is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) with 38 years of experience in all aspects of electric and gas utility operations, as well as contractor management, employee health and safety, and utility technical training, particularly in underground distribution and cable splicing.

Mike holds both the OSHA 30-hour General Industry and 20-hour Leadership Certifications.

As a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a teaching degree, Mike’s background and utility technical training experience strengthens NEPPA’s capacity to provide top-tier training.


Please contact training@neppa.org or call the office at (978) 540-2200.


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