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.


This course is designed for:

• Intermediate or transitioning Meter Technicians


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

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


NEPPA Training Center
200 New Estate Road
Littleton, MA 01460


Registration fees includes supplemental materials listed above and lunch each day.

Members: $975

Non-Members: $1,500


Cancellations are accepted until two-weeks prior to the start of the program.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the first session.


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


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, 2024 – $142/night + tax
May 1 – October 31, 2024 – $168/night + tax
November 1 – December 31, 2024 – $142/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue
Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 540-5040 

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The Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center – $99/night + tax

242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719
(978) 263-8701


The Westford Regency Hotel & Conference Center – $119/night +tax

219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200


SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center – 10% Discount on Prevailing rate at time of booking.

27 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-3030


Hilton Garden Inn Devens – 10% Discount on Prevailing rate at time of booking.

59 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-0600



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

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