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2024 Mutual Aid Disaster Exercise

June 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

2024 Mutual Aid Disaster Exercise 

June 26, 2024 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
NEPPA Training Center, 200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460

NEPPA is pleased to announce we will be offering our second in-person Annual Mutual Aid Disaster Exercise Wednesday, June 26th beginning at 8:00 am. The workshop will allow all utility representatives the opportunity to ‘game play’ during a future disaster exercise. Attendees will learn how the National and NEPPA Mutual Aid programs operate. As part of this workshop participants will see a demonstration of the Rapid Pole Restoration Device. 


Who Should Attend 

  • General Managers
  • Assistant General Managers
  • General/Working Foreman/Lineworkers
  • Operations Personnel
  • Engineering Personnel
  • Mutual Aid Coordinators


This agenda is subject to change.

8:00 am – 8:30 am Coffee and Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am Mutual Aid 101 Training
9:30 am – 9:45 am Introductions
9:45 am – 10:15 am Exercise Overview/Scenario
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30am – 12:00 pm Tabletop Exercise
12:00 pm – 1:00 am Lunch and Demo
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Tabletop Exercise
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Wrap-up
3:00 pm Adjourn


Mike Hyland, PE

Mike Hyland, PE

Executive Director, Northeast Public Power Association

Michael ‘Mike’ Hyland is currently the Executive Director of the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA), located in Littleton, Massachusetts. Mike took over the helm of NEPPA in May 2022 after a 40 year utility career that started inside a #6 fuel oil generation plant at Philadelphia Electric.

Prior to his role at NEPPA, Mike was the Energy & Technical Programs Manager for the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) in Hughesville, Maryland, and his main responsibility was the oversight of the Solar Interconnection and Electric Vehicle programs.

Before his stint at SMECO, Mr. Hyland served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering Services at the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington DC for 24 years. In that position, he was responsible for all the engineering, safety, cyber security, reliability, system planning, mutual aid and operations for the associations 2000+ municipal utilities operating in the United States.

Mike is a Professional Engineer with an Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, is co-inventor on three US Patents, and now resides in Nashua, NH. Mike has been married to his wife Colleen for over 33 years. Together they have raised three engineering children: Reid, Erik and Jodie.


Registration fees include coffee and lunch.

NEPPA Member:  $169
Non- Members:    $222

Cancellations can be made up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Substitutions are accepted prior to the day of the course. 


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 communications@neppa.org or call (978) 540-2207.


June 26, 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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