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Basic Electricity & Mathematics for Utility Operations

March 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

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 twice  this year on March 28 & October 17, 2023 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: $275
Non-Members: $565

Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, February 28, 2023 or October 3, 2023 (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.


Tim Richardson, P.E.

Tim Richardson, P.E.

Technical & Safety Trainer

Tim Richardson joined NEPPA in September of 2019 and has been an asset to the training team. Tim has a long history working in the electric utility industry, Belmont Municipal Light Department from 1995 – 2007.  There he served in many management capacity including General Manager.

Most recently, Tim has worked as Principal of Fundy Power Services, LLC and at Consulting Engineers Group prior to that.

Tim brings a wealth of both technical and safety expertise to the organization and applies his expertise of both in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-learn approach.


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 $137/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

The Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center – $89/night + tax
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200

The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
January 1 – March 31, 2022 – $99/night + tax
April 1 – October 31, 2022 – $119/night + tax
November 1 – December 31, 2022 – $99/night + tax
219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-8200

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

Hilton Garden Inn Devens – $129/night + tax
59 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-0600

          Negotiated Rate ID: 3003696 

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



March 28, 2023
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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