2024 RodE&O Conference & Expo

NEPPA’s 2024 RodE&O  Conference and Expo will be held May 7-9, 2024 at The Nantasket Beach Resort (45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA 02045). Join your professional colleagues for 2.5 days of skilled competition, educational sessions, roundtables, networking, sponsor exhibits, and more!


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Agenda 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024  

12:00 PM  Lunch for Golfers ----

1:00 PM Benevolent Fund Activity:
Golf Tournament – Shotgun 1:00 PM
Widow's Walk Golf Course – 9 holes

5:00 PM Judges Meeting 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024  

7:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Competition begins
                                16th Annual Lineworkers Rodeo
                                  Hull Shore Commons
Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045

5:00 PM Awards Dinner (at The Nantasket Beach Resort)
6:30 PM Award Presentation & Raffle

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

7:00 AM Registration, Breakfast Buffet 

8:15 AM Welcome & Intro

8:30 AM Keynote – Human Performance - TBD

by James Merlo, PhD, KnowledgeVine 

Importance of Leadership 

9:30 AM Break

9:45 AM Breakout Sessions

Operations Track
         Arc-Flash Analysis
Engineering Track

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM Breakout Sessions

Management Track
Operations Track 
Engineering Track 

12:00 Lunch and Exhibit Hall (Nantasket Ballroom) 

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

1:30 PM Demo#1 -

2:00 PM Demo#2 - 

2:30 PM Demo#3 -

3:30 PM - Cornhole Tournament - email plaverty@lelwd.com to sign up

3:45 PM Raffle Drawing in Exhibit Hall

4:00 PM Adjourn & Exhibitor Breakdown/Load Out

5:00 PM Evening Social 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

7:00 AM  Breakfast Buffet

8:00 AM  Board of Directors Meeting 

8:30 AM  Breakout Sessions 

Management Track 
Operations Track 
Engineering Track  

9:30 AM Break

9:45 AM Breakout Session  

Management Track
Operations Track
Engineering Track  

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM Breakout Session  

Management Track
What is the Difference Between a Supervisor and a Manager?

Presentation by Anthony Calascibetta, Northeast Public Power Association 

Operations Track
Roadmap to Career Development Program (CDP)
Presentation by Dr. Arthur "Art" Graziano, Braintree Electric Department

Engineering Track  
Engineering Roundtable - Part 2

12:00 PM Lunch 
:00 PM Conference Adjourns


We at Hull Municipal Lighting Plant are honored and humbled to be chosen to host the 2024 NEPPA RodE&O happening this coming May.  Hull is, and will always be, a strong supporter of NEPPA, and an active participant in its programs and events.  Being a host of such an important event for public power in New England will shine a light on small light plants like us, and the quality of people who dedicate themselves to making sure we succeed in everything we do.

Panos Tokadjian

Operation Manager, Town of Hull Municipal Lighting Plant

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Registration Fees 2024

Attendee Registration: 

(2.5 days) Attendee registration fees includes access to Rodeo & Awards Dinner Tuesday, educational breakout sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, admission to Expo Hall, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Lodging and dinner Wednesday are not included.


RodE&O Conference and Expo (2.5 days): 

By April 9th As of April 10th
Member - $399 Member - $449
Non-Member - $435 Non-Member - $485

E&O Conference and Expo Only (1.5 days): 

By April 9th As of April 10th
Member - $349 Member - $399
Non-Member - $395 Non-Member - $445

Expo Only (1 day): 

By April 9th As of April 10th
Member - $299 Member - $349
Non-Member - $349 Non-Member - $399


Attendee Cancellations:
Cancellations are accepted until Friday, April 19th.  Substitutions may be made at any time. 



Exhibit Registration:

Get your registration in early!  Space is limited!

Exhibit registration fees includes Wednesday and Thursday educational breakout sessions, admission to Expo Hall, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Each Table-Top Display space includes registration for one representative. If reserving more than one Table, please register using a separate name and form for each booth.  Lodging and dinner Wednesday are not included.


Table-Top Display Space: Included: table with linen, (2) chairs, electricity available at a fee).   
Member - $595
Non-Member - $925

10' x 33' Truck/ Trailer Space: (Outdoor parking/display, Engines cannot run during show) (5/8).   
Member - $695
Non-Member - $1,025

Table-Top Display Space + Truck/Trailer space (same sizes as above)   
Member - $895
Non-Member - $1,225

Additional Representatives at Display Space (5/8).   
Member / Non-Member - $225

The following food functions/ meals are included in the conference registration fee:

1.5 days: Breakfast (Wed/Thurs), Lunch/ Reception (Wed)
2.5 days: All of the above and Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Award dinner (Tues)

Exhibitor Cancellations:
Cancellations are accepted until Friday, April 12th.  Substitutions may be made at any time. 

Click here for Printable Agenda - coming soon! 

Questions? Contact Wendy Esche at wesche@neppa.org or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

Sponsor Registration 2024                                     

Support NEPPA's RodE&O Conference and Expo and gain recognition for your organizations!

This year exhibitors will not have a formal exhibit hall, instead display tables will be available and set-up at The Nantasket Beach Resort  (45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA 02045) to be visited during lunch & reception on Wednesday, May 8th (11:00 am - 4:00 pm).

*Display table space is limited.  Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please review sponsorship opportunities and complete sponsorship registration using the link below. Or the Printable sponsorship forms should be returned to registrar@neppa.org


Sponsorship Opportunities

2023 Sponsors


Be Noticed Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Logo Placement on Sponsor Signs On-Site at Conference X X X X
Badge Ribbon Designation X X X X
Company Logo in Promotional & On-Site Materials X X X X
Verbal Recognition at Events X X X X
Company Logo on RodE&O Shirts X X X X
Special Signage (See Opportunities Below) X X X  

Attendance at Awards Dinner (5/9), RodE&O Conference* (5/10) and includes T-Shirt(s)

* Does NOT include exhibitor space at Expo


(3 Reps)

Value: $675


(2 Reps)

Value: $450


(1 Reps)

Value: $225

Rodeo Exhibit Space (i.e. Truck/ Trailer or Set-up Own Table) X X X  
Logo Placement on Conference Bags X      

Platinum Level Sponsorship Opportunities  ($1,650)
Platinum sponsors will have their logo featured on Conference Bags handed out at registration.

Branded Lanyards
Lunch –Wednesday, May 8th -or- Thursday, May 9th
Networking Reception (Food & Drinks) – Wednesday, May 8th
Breakfast – Breakfast Wednesday, May 8th -or- Breakfast Thursday, May 9th
Rodeo Banner (winning team takes home to display)

Gold Level Sponsorship Opportunities  ($1,100)

Morning Break Refresh – Wednesday, May 8th - or- Thursday, May 9th         
Speaker Sponsorship – Wednesday, May 8th
Rodeo Event – (Hurt Man Rescue, Three Phase Dead End Insulator Replacement, 4kV Cutout Replacement, Transformer Changeout, Obstacle Course,  or Speed Climb with bell)

Silver Level Sponsorship Opportunities  ($825)

Rodeo Reception (Food & Drinks) – Tuesday, May 7th   
Rodeo Awards Dinner – Pig Roast – Tuesday, May 7th
A/V Sponsor 

Bronze Level Sponsorship  ($550)

Bronze Level Sponsors will have their logo placed on select materials on-site, as well as the Rodeo shirt.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Cornhole Tournament:  $1,800
Drink Tasting:  $1,800

Door Prizes Always Welcome!

Additional Benevolent Fund Activity Sponsorships:  Monday, May 6th 

Golf Tournament – Widow's Walk Golf Course
Tee Sponsor (one per hole) $250 each

Golf Cart Sponsor - $750
Lunch Sponsor - $500
Awards Reception Sponsor - $500

Sponsor Cancellations:
Cancellations are accepted until Wednesday, April 12th. Substitutions may be made at any time.  

If you don't see something on the above list you would like to sponsor please contact Wendy Esche wesche@neppa.org or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

Click here to download printable Sponsorship registration form


16th Annual Lineworkers Rodeo

May 7-9, 2024

NEPPA’s Annual Lineworkers Rodeo features three-person teams competing in six different events. Each event’s primary purpose is to promote safe work practices. The rodeo is designed to enhance skills and job knowledge, foster stronger working relationships, encourage teamwork, and provide a better understanding of utility work for families and other attendees.

Rodeo Events 

Monday, May 7th (Hull Shore Commons & Grounds)
6:00 pm Judges Meeting at Event Tent
Tuesday, May 8th (Hull Shore Commons & Grounds)
7:30 am Registration opens at Hull Shore Commons & Grounds 
9:00 am Competition begins
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Awards and raffle
Wednesday, May 9th
(The Nantasket Beach Resort)
8:00 am E&O (see RodE&O Agenda)
11:00 am Exhibit Hall opens (Nantasket Beach Resort)

Team Fees 

Team and Individual Registration fees include attendance and participation in the 1-day Rodeo ($725/$245) or the FULL 2.5-day RodE&O Conference ($1,100/$390).

Team of 3                                                                            $775   |  $1,150

Individual Participant                                                $260   |   $390

Awards Dinner ONLY (5/7/24)                             $55 per person


Team Cancellations are accepted until Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Questions? Rodeo Events: Contact Ken Stone, Middleborough Gas & Electric Dept. kstone@mged.com, 781-953-2184

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

Lodging  2024                                      

To make your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly and mention you're with the Northeast Public Power Association or 2024 NEPPA RodE&O to get the rate. Rooms and rates are held until Monday, April 15, 2024 and are based on availability.  

Nantasket Beach Resort - $149/night + tax

45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045
(888) 641-4175

Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am.

Guestroom Amenity Fee:
There is a $10 per room, per night amenity fee – includes parking, 2 bottles of water upon arrival, pool access, fitness center access, Wi-Fi, and hotel room amenities that is included in the agreed rate.

The above nightly guestroom rates are subject to state/occupancy taxes, currently totaling 9.7%. This tax is subject to change.

Each guest is responsible for the guarantee of their reservation by credit card payment in the amount of one night’s room rate and taxes at the time of making a reservation. Nantasket Beach Resort does not pre-assign guestroom locations; guestroom locations are subject to availability. There is a $15.00 per person charge for more than two adults in a guestroom.

Individual Guestroom Cancellations:
In an event of an individual guestroom cancellation – this cancellation would need to be made 8 days prior to the schedule arrival date to receive the initial deposit refund. Any cancellation received within 7 days of the arrival date is a 100% cancellation penalty fee of all deposits collected. In an event of an individual guestroom “No-Show” the reservation will be cancelled, and any applicable deposits will be forfeited.

Benevolent Fund Event 2024                            

Widow's Walk Golf Course
250 Driftway
Scituate, MA 02066

Please note:
New Day of week this YEAR!

Golf Tournament ($100)!

Play 9 holes at the beautiful Scituate, Massachusetts golf course and support NEPPA’s Benevolent Fund at the same time! Golf registration fees will cover greens, cart fees and net proceeds are donated to the Benevolent Fund.

Space is limited, register early!

About the Course

Located on the coast midway between Boston and Plymouth, Widow's Walk is a municipally owned 18-hole layout adjacent to the historic North River and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean.

America's first "environmental demonstration course," Widow's Walk opened to much fanfare and national acclaim in 1997. Since then it has been designated as an Audubon International, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Registration Fees Include:
• Golf Cart
• Scoring
• Tournament Scoring
• Gift Bag
• Lunch
• Awards Reception

Monday, May 6th, 2024
Shotgun start at 1:00 pm

Scramble format.
Prizes awards for:
Top 3 Finishers
Closet to the pin
Longest Drive (Men & Women)

Questions? Contact wesche@neppa.org or call the NEPPA office at (978) 540-2200.

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

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