NEPPA’s 2022 RodE&O  Conference and Expo will be held May 10-12, 2022 at The Common Man Inn (231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264). Join your professional colleagues for 2.5 days of skilled competition, educational sessions, roundtables, networking, sponsor exhibits, and more!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022  

7:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Competition begins
                                14th Annual Lineworkers Rodeo
                                  New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC)
                                  579 Tenney Mountain Highway
                                 Plymouth, NH 03264

5:00 PM Pig Roast Dinner (at The Common Man Inn)
6:30 PM Awards and Raffle

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

7:00 AM Registration, Breakfast Buffet 

8:15 AM Welcome & Intro

8:30 AM Keynote – How Smart Lineworkers Use REAL Situational Awareness to Improve Safety by Dr. Richard Gasaway
Most linemen and foremen know, intuitively, that strong situational awareness is an important aspect of worksite safety. However, many do not understand enough about what situational awareness REALLY is, how it is REALLY developed and how it can REALLY erode while working in a high risk, high consequence environment.  read more

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM Breakout Sessions

Breakout #1
Understanding Seven Barriers that Flaw Lineman Situational Awareness by Dr. Richard Gasaway

Breakout #2
"What's new with Wood Poles?" Changes and Challenges by Jeremiah Lundgren, Koppers & Marc Dray, McWane Poles.

11:00 AM Break

-11:15 AM Breakout Sessions

Breakout #3
Bitcoin/ Blockchain - Effect on Utilities by Peter Gomez, Firstlight Power Services, LLC.

Breakout #4
V2G Charging at NHEC and the Transactive Energy Rate by Dave Erickson, New Hampshire Electric Coop

12:15 PM Trolly Shuttle to The Barn on the Pemi for Lunch and Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Mutual Aid Committee Meeting at The BARN

2:30 PM Demo#1 - Ice Sculpturing

3:00 PM Demo#2 - Wood Carving

3:30 PM Demo#3 - Tasting 

3:45 PM Raffle Drawing in Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM Adjourn & Exhibitor Breakdown/Load Out

Thursday, May 12, 2022

7:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:30 AM Engineering and Operations Roundtable (1.5 hours)
9:00 AM Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 AM Benevolent Fund Activity:
Golf Tournament – Shotgun 11:00 AM
White Mountain Country Club – 9 holes

11:00 AM Conference Adjourns

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative has been a strong supporter of NEPPA and Public Power for many years. The Coop is honored to participate and host the 2022 NEPPA Rodeo and Engineering and Operations Conference in Plymouth NH. This event exemplifies the spirit and comraderies of all the members of NEPPA.

Jim Bakas

Interim General Manager, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

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Registration Fees

Attendee Registration:

(2.5 days) Attendee registration fees includes access to Rodeo & Awards dinner Tuesday, educational breakout sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, admission to Expo Hall, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Lodging and Dinner Wednesday are not included.


RodE&O Conference and Expo (2.5 days): 
Member - $249
Non-Member - $350

E&O Conference and Expo Only (1.5 days): 
Member - $209
Non-Member - $325

Exhibit Registration:

Exhibit registration fees includes Wednesdays and Thursday educational breakout sessions, admission to Expo Hall, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Each Table-Top Display space includes registration for one representative. If reserving more than one Table, please register using a separate name and form for each booth.  Lodging and Dinner Wednesday are not included.


Table-Top Display Space: (Included: linened table, (2) chairs, electricity available at a fee) (5/11).   
Member - $525
Non-Member - $895

10' x 33' Truck/ Trailer Space: (Outdoor parking/display, Engines cannot run during show) (5/11).   
Member - $625
Non-Member - $995

Table-Top Display Space + Truck/Trailer space (same sizes as above)   
Member - $850
Non-Member - $1,195

Additional Representatives at Display Space (5/11).   
Member / Non-Member - $149

The following food functions/ meals are included in the conference registration fee:

(1.5 days): Breakfast (Wed/Thurs), Lunch/ Reception (Wed)
(2.5 days): All of the above and Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Award dinner (Tues)

Questions? Contact Wendy Esche at or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

Sponsor Registration

Support NEPPA's RodE&O Conference and Expo and gain recognition for your organizations!

This year exhibitors will not have a formal exhibit hall, instead display tables will be available and set-up at The Barn on the Pemi (341 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth, NH 03264) to be visited during lunch & reception on Wednesday, May 11th (11:00 am - 4:00 pm).

*Display table space is limited, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please select your sponsorship from the opportunities listed below and return this form to Wendy Esche at


Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 Sponsors


Be Noticed Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Logo Placement on Sponsor Signs On-Site at Conference X X X X
Badge Ribbon Designation X X X X
Company Logo in Promotional & On-Site Materials X X X X
Verbal Recognition at Events X X X X
Company Logo on RodE&O Shirts X X X X
Special Signage (See Opportunities Below) X X X  

Attendance at Awards Dinner (5/10), RodE&O Conference* (5/11) and includes T-Shirt(s)

* Does NOT include exhibitor space at Expo


(3 Reps)

Value: $570


(2 Reps)

Value: $380


(1 Reps)

Value: $190

Rodeo Exhibit Space (i.e. Truck/ Trailer or Set-up Own Table) X X X  
Logo Placement on Conference Bags X      

Platinum Level Sponsorship Opportunities  ($1,500)
Platinum sponsors will have their logo featured on Conference Bags handed out at registration.

Branded Lanyards
Lunch –Wednesday, May11th
Networking Reception (Food & Drinks) – Wednesday, May 11th
Breakfast – Breakfast Wednesday, May 11th -or- Breakfast Thursday, May 12th
Rodeo Banner (winning team takes home to display)

Gold Level Sponsorship Opportunities  ($1,000)

Morning Break Refresh – Wednesday, May 11th     
Speaker Sponsorship – Wednesday, May11th
Rodeo Event – (Hurt Man Rescue, Guy Wire Install, Cut Out & Dead End Insulator Change, Obstacle Course Cross Arm Change Out, or Speed Climb with bell)

Silver Level Sponsorship Opportunities  ($750)

Rodeo Reception (Food & Drinks) – Tuesday, May 10th   
Rodeo Awards Dinner – Pig Roast – Tuesday, May 10th
A/V Sponsor – Session 1-8 (Please Specify)
Door Prize (In-Kind or monetary sponsorship)

Bronze Level Sponsorship  ($500)

Bronze Level Sponsors will have their logo placed on select materials on-site, as well as the Rodeo shirt.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities: New this Year!

Ice Sculpture Demo:  $1,800 Wood Carving Demo:  $1,800 Drink Tasting:  $1,500
Keynote Book:  $1,500 Cornhole:  $800  

Door Prizes Always Welcome!

Additional Benevolent Fund Activity Sponsorships:  Thursday, May 12th

Golf Tournament – White Mountain Country Club
Tee Sponsor one per hole $250 each

Golf Cart Sponsor - $750
Lunch Sponsor - $500
Awards Reception Sponsor - $500

If you don't see something on the above list you would like to sponsor please contact Wendy Esche or call the office at (978) 540-2200.


14th Annual Lineworkers Rodeo

May 10 - 11, 2022 

NEPPA’s Annual Lineworkers Rodeo features three-person teams competing in six different events. Each event’s primary purpose is to promote safe work practices. The rodeo is designed to enhance skills and job knowledge, foster stronger working relationships, encourage teamwork, and provide a better understanding of utility work for families and other attendees.

Rodeo Events 

Monday, May 9th (NHEC)
6:00 pm Judges Meeting at NHEC
Tuesday, May 10th (NHEC)
7:30 am Registration opens at NHEC
9:00 am Competition begins
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Awards and raffle
Wednesday, May 11th (The Common Man Inn)
8:00 am E&O (see RodE&O Agenda)
11:00 am Exhibit Hall opens (The Barn on the Pemi)

Team Fees 

Team and Individual Registration fees include attendance and participation in the 1-day Rodeo ($725/$245) or the FULL 2.5-day RodE&O Conference ($1,025/$390).

Team of 3                                                                            $725    |     $1,025

Individual Participant                                                $245     |   $390

Awards Dinner ONLY (5/10/22)                          $49 per person


Cancellations are accepted until Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Questions? Rodeo Events: Contact Ken Stone, Middleborough Gas & Electric Dept., 781-953-2184

or call the NEPPA office at (978) 540-2200.


To make your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly and mention you're with the Northeast Public Power Association or 2022 NEPPA RodE&O to get the rate. Rooms and rates are held until April 18, 2022 and are based on availability.

The Common Man Inn - $119/night + tax

231 Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-2200 

Off-Site Lodge
304 Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Off-Site Cabins
341 Daniel Webster Highway
Plymouth, NH 03264


All reservations require a $50 deposit at time of booking.

There is a two-week cancellation policy for any room booked with the hotel.  Should you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the front desk at least 14-days prior to arrival date to avoid penalty and/ or loss of deposit.


Benevolent Fund Event 

White Mountain Counrty Club
3 Country Club Road
Ashland, NH 03217

Golf Tournament ($100)!

Play 9 holes at the beautiful Ashland, NH golf course and support NEPPA’s Benevolent Fund at the same time! Golf registration fees will cover greens, cart fees and net proceeds are donated to the Benevolent Fund.

Space is limited, register early!

About the Course
Come enjoy the championship course designed by renowned golf course
architect, Geoffrey Cornish. Nestled along the Pemigewassett River, this
user-friendly layout features wide, manicured fairways, strategically
placed bunkers, and soft velvet bent grass greens. Golfers of all abilities
will enjoy a truly great golfing experience in a peaceful, natural setting.

Registration Fees Include:
• Golf Cart
• Scoring
• Tournament Scoring
• Gift Bag
• Lunch
• Awards Reception

Shotgun start at 11:00 am
Scramble format.
Prizes awards for:
Top 3 Finishers
Closet to the pin #7
Longest Drive (Men & Women) #5

Questions? Contact or call the NEPPA office at (978) 540-2200.

Questions:  Please contact or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

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