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Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations

March 19, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

NEPPA is offering a 1-day basic and technical prerequisite course for anyone looking to attend technical programs or to gain a basic understanding of electrical theory, concepts and mathematic principles.

NEPPA’s Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations course is scheduled to be held on March 19, 2024 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460).

Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations is designed to be an introduction to the electrical concepts and mathematic principles needed to understand electricity and electrical equipment. This course is a foundational level course that is a basis for additional course work in specific disciplines such as substation, overhead lines and metering.

Who Should Attend

Basic Electricity & Mathematics is designed for:

All field operations personnel including:

>Meter Technicians
>Substation Technicians
>Customer Service or Office Personnel looking to understand the product they sell every day
>Supervisors or Managers transitioning from other departments or disciplines



This 1-day, in-person training will be held at:
NEPPA Training Center
200 New Estate Road
Littleton, MA 01460

Learning Objectives

  • Practice and solve mathematic problems used in electrical power measurements
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of electrical theory including electricity and magnetism
  • Ability to differentiate between how DC and AC circuits function
  • Explain the difference and interconnection of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy and demand, and the difference between Kw and Kwh
  • Ability to recognize the utmost importance of electrical safety


Agenda details are subject to change.

8:00 am Welcome & Introductions
8:15 am Module 1: Basic Electricity
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Module 2: Basic Mathematics
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Module 3: Electric Power & Energy
1:00 pm Module 4: Electrical Safety
1:30 pm Module 5: Power System Overview
3:00 pm Adjourn

Course Prerequisites
There is no prerequisite for Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations. This course is a basic, foundational course for NEPPA’s technical training programs.

Registration fees include coffee and lunch each day. If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.

Members: $285
Non-Members: $565

Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (two weeks prior to the start of the class). Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the class.


Anthony Calascibetta, CUSP

Anthony Calascibetta, CUSP

Director of Safety & Training

Anthony is NEPPA’s Director of Safety & Training. He has 40 years of Electrical experience and 25 years of Electric Utility experience. Starting out as a Lineworker, he moved to the Substation Division as a Lead Substation Technician.

He is proficient in relay testing, transformer testing, circuit breaker testing, and all aspects of wiring in overhead, underground, metering, and substations.

Anthony is an OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer, and OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer.


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 

Reservation Link:  https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1677160713279&key=CORP&app=resvlink


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



March 19, 2024
8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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NEPPA Training Center
200 New Estate Rd
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
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