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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
The mission of the Northeast Public Power Association is to assist its members by providing common services, facilitating the exchange of information and ideas, and solving mutual problems through cooperation and collective action.
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AROUND NEW ENGLAND
It is with sadness and deep respect that the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) marks the passing of James E. "Jim" Baker, who died on December 3 at the age of 94.
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ASSOCIATION HAPPENINGS
The newly formed NEPPA Engineering Committee will be holding its kick-off meeting on March 16 at the NEPPA offices in Littleton.
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CALENDAR
February 9
March 9
April 6
May 18
August 17
September 14
October 5
November 16

This 8-day program consists of safety in substations; AC/DC power systems; mathematics for sub techs; power transformers; batteries, cells, and chargers; intro to relays; intro to circuit breakers; intro to circuit reclosers; capacitor banks; intro to voltage regulators, and substation inspections. The class will be held at the NEPPA Training Center in Littleton, MA. Click here to learn more.
 
March 29 - April 1
April 12 - 15
May 3 - 6
May 24 - 27

This 16-day program will combine classroom instruction with hands-on, practical applications in the field. The class will be held at the NEPPA Training Center in Littleton, Mass., and in our new substation training area. Click here to learn more.
 
March 28
April 11
May 2
May 23
September 19
October 3
November 14
December 5

This 8-day program will provide an in-depth review of advanced metering concepts, technologies and applications for public power meter professionals.The class will be held at the NEPPA Training Center in Littleton, Mass. Click here to learn more.
 
September 20 - 23
October 11 - 14
November 15 - 18
December 6  - 9

This 16-day, one-year program builds on the knowledge and skills lineworkers already possess. Students are awarded a certificate in Advanced Lineworker Skills. The classes will be held at the NEPPA Training Center in Littleton, Mass. Click here to learn more.
 
January 15
February 8
February 29
March 21

This 4-day program will cover: metering safety, an intro to metering, mathematics for metering personnel, demand metering, basic electrical circuits, basic electrical theory, self-contained versus transformer rated meters, and an intro to solid state meters.The classes will be held at the NEPPA Training Center in Littleton, Mass. Click here to learn more.
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING UPDATE
On December 7, 2015, the NEPPA Safety Trainers assembled in Littleton, Mass., at the NEPPA Training Center for their annual meeting.
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On December 4, 2015, the NEPPA Apprentice Lineworker School graduated a class of 14 apprentice line workers. Over the last four years, this class studied the Northwest Lineman College curriculum, which covers 10 work-related topics each year.
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On December 18, NEPPA held the last class for 16 Substation II Technicians. Most of the participants in this class had previously completed Substation I in 2014 and had come back to finish a more advanced training session covering all aspects of substation work.
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Before adjourning for the holidays, Congress passed, and the President signed, a $1.8 trillion package of tax cuts and allocations to fund the federal government and programs for FY16.
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