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, Sponsor Set-Up, Breakfast

8:00 am General Session: Mayflower Wind Energy, Varun Saluja, CFA

9:45 am General Session: Small Nuclear Reactors – Technology, Applications and Path to Commercialization – Dom Claudio, Director of Sales, NuScale

In August 2020, NuScale Power became the first ever small modular reactor (SMR) to receive U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission design approval. Learn about NuScale’s scalable and carbon-free SMR solution for diverse electrical, hydrogen and process heat applications as the technology progresses toward commercialization.

11:00 am General Session: Net Zero Carbon What is it and What Should be , Paul Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group

12:00 pm Lunch & Visit with Sponsors

1:00 pm Keynote Speaker: New England’s Clean Energy Transition –
Gordon van Welie, President & CEO, ISO New England

New England is undergoing a major transformation of the resources powering the electric grid. Mr. van Welie will share the ISO’s vision for the future grid and the ISO’s unique role in planning for the reliability of the grid throughout the region’s clean energy transition.

2:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Joy Ditto, President & CEO

3:45 pm Business Meeting – Election of Board and Officers

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 Legislative Update by Elizabeth Whitney, Meguire Whitney, LLC

9:15 am General Session: Using Hydrogen in support of New England’s Clean Energy Transition, Brad Bradshaw, President, VELERITY

10:30 am General Session: Meeting Tomorrow’s Electricity Needs, Arshad Mansoor, President and CEO, Electric Power Research Institute

To meet carbon reduction goals, the U.S. generating mix will have to rely on more low carbon resources, and energy end-uses will be more electrified. Get a full forecast for the near- and long-term future from one of the leading industry researchers on how much needs to change, how utilities will be able to adapt in this ever-changing environment, and what your utility can do to prepare.

11:30 am Box Lunch

12:30 pm Benevolent Fund Activities:

#1 Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start 1:00 pm

Nonesuch River Golf Club
304 Gorham Road
Scarborough, ME 04074

#2 Portland Discovery Trolley Tour (12:30 pm Pick-up)

7:00 pm Tournament Awards

8:00 pm #NEPPAYPG Young Professionals Meet-Up

Bayside Bowl & The Rooftop

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:

Utility Member/ Commissioner $795 each
First Corporate Member (one complimentary registration) – Contact NEPPA
Additional Corporate Member/ Associate Member $850 each
Non-Member $1,095 each
Monday, Aug. 23rd ONLY (Member/Non-Member) $425/$625 each
Tuesday, Aug. 24th ONLY (Member/Non-Member) $325/$525 each
Guest or Child 17+ $200 each
Child Under 17 $150 each
Award Dinner Only Guest $125 each

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

Ken Stone

Assistant General Manager , Middleborough Gas and Electric Department

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

Click here to download printable Attendee registration


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.

Bronze Level Sponsorship $500
Bronze Level Sponsors will have their logo placed on signs and materials on-site.

Click here to download printable Sponsorship registration form

Benevolent Fund Activities

On Tuesday, August 24 th, NEPPA will hold two 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.

Click here to download printable Benevolent Fund registration form

Future Conference Dates

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

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