NEPPA’s 2021 Annual Conference will be held August 22 – 25 at the Westin Portland Harborview (157 High Street, Portland, Maine 04101).  Join your professional colleagues for 3 days of educational sessions, roundtables, networking, sponsor exhibits, and more!


Agenda details are still being finalized and are therefore subject to change.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

2:00 pm  Member Value Committee Meeting

2:00 pm  Advocacy & Reporting Committee Meeting

2:00 pm  Registration Opens

6:00 pm  Opening Reception


Monday, August 23, 2021

7:00 am    Registration, Idea Wall, Sponsor Set-Up, Breakfast

8:00 am    Keynote Address:

9:45 am    Breakout Sessions

General Session:



11:00 am  Breakout Sessions

General Session:



12:00 pm  Lunch & Visit with Sponsors

1:00 pm   Breakout Sessions

 General Session: 



 2:30 pm    Breakout Session

 General Session: 

3:45 pm    Business Meeting – NEPPA Board of Directors Election

6:00 pm    Children’s Program

6:00 pm    Networking Recption

7:00 pm    Awards Dinner


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

7:00 am    Registration,Breakfast

8:00 am   General Session: 

Legislative Update by Meguire Whitney, LLC 

9:15 am     General Manager’s Roundtable:



Commissioner’s Roundtable       

10:30 am   General Session:

11:30 am   Box Lunch

12:30 pm     Benevolent Fund Activities:

#1 Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start 1:00 pm

#2 TBD 

7:00 pm     Dinner 

9:00 pm     Social & Tournament Awards 


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

7:00 am     Farewell Breakfast

9:00 am     NEPPA Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 am   Conference Adjourns

Attendee Registration Fees: check back

I have been going to the Annual Meeting for many years, it is a great place to learn and connected with my fellow peers!

John Smith

General Manager , Happy Utilities

The annual conference is a great way to spend time and network with colleagues and peers.  It’s an event I look forward to every year.


Robin Jowders

Arthur J. Hurley Co., Inc


To make your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly and mention you’re with the Northeast Public Power Association or NEPPA 2021 to get the rate.  Rooms and rates are held until Friday, July 30, 2021. 

Westin Portland Harborview  – $209/night + tax

157 High Street 
Portland, Maine 04101 
(207) 775-5411

 Book your group rate for NEPPA Annual Conference 2021


Sponsor Registration

NEPPA’s Annual Conference does not have a formal exhibit hall, instead display tables are included in 3 of the 4 sponsorship levels  Display tables are set-up in common areas to be visited during lunch, breaks and receptions.  *Display table space is limited, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.        

Check back for Sponsor Registration details

Benevolent Fund Activities 

On Tuesday, August 24 th, NEPPA will hold three different off-site activites to support the Benevolent Fund.  Registration fees cover the cost of attendance and all proceeds are donated to the Benevolent Fund. 


What is the Benevolent Fund?

Every day, public power utilities are engaged in the demanding and often dangerous task of providing safe, reliable electric power to their communities at the lowest possible cost.  As with any large family, the New England public power community is sometimes faced with unexpected tragedies: disabling accidents, sudden and prolonged illnesses, and even the tragic loss of life. 

As a family, public power systems in New England have always rallied to provide support when tragedy strikes, donating time, skills and financial resources to assist during a period of need.

NEPPA’s Benevolent Fund was established to continue this tradition.  All funds raised and received are designated to be disbursed to public power employees, or their families, undergoing financial difficulties due to personal injury, illness or death. 

All public power employees in New England are eligible to receive assistance from the Fund.  Disbursements are approved by NEPPA’s Executive Committee. 

Do you know of someone in need of assistance?  Please contact NEPPA’s Executive Director by calling the office at (978) 540-2200.  Formal requests should be submitted in writing from a utility general manager or board.

Check back for information on the Benevolent fund activities

Future Conference Dates

Stoweflake Resort & Spa 
Stowe, VT
Auagust 14-17, 2022

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