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Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations

August 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

As with most in-person training, we ask that participants remain flexible as we approach the coming year. Although every effort will be made to hold classes in-person at NEPPA’s Training Center in Littleton, MA, we will likely have a combination of in-person, hybrid and virtual sessions.

NEPPA is pleased to continue 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 August 10, 2021 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460) as part of the first day of two other technical programs.

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

Click here to download the detailed agenda.

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: $245
Non-Members: $415

Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (or two weeks prior to the start of the class), respectively. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the class.


Thomas (Tom) Succi

Thomas (Tom) Succi

Technical & Safety Trainer

Tom has worked in metering in New England for the past 48 years as a meter technician, instructor, engineer and manager. He has created instructional programs and taught in the region for most of his career and also ran the meter apprentice training for many years at National Grid as a Principal Trainer.

He recently retired as the Supervisor of Meter Test and Engineering at United Illuminating and looks forward to continuing his career as an instructor. Tom holds a BS and an AS in Engineering Technology as well as an advanced certificate in Management from WPI.

Tom and his wife Arlene currently reside in Connecticut.


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 King: $155/night + tax; Queen/Queen: $165/night + tax
102 Constitution Avenue, Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 540-5040 – If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA or Northeast Power
Click here to make your reservation online using the Corporate Rate: BZL

The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center – $120/night + tax
219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200
Click here to make your reservation online using the Rate Access Code: NEPPA.

SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center – $129/night + tax
27 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-3030
Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.

Hilton Garden Inn Devens – $129/night + tax
59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-0600
Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.

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



August 10, 2021
8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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200 New Estate Rd
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
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