Fall Engineering & Operations Conference

Starts:  Nov 2, 2017 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 3, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)

                                    Online Registration
 Follow the links below for either Attendee or Exhibitor Registration,
or to select your Sponsorship online.

Attendee Registration
(Utility Attendees)
Exhibitor Registration  Sponsorship



ECNE's Fall Engineering & Operations Conference will be held Thursday, November 2 - Friday, November 3 at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel in Newton, MA.  Join us for two and half days of pre-conferences, networking and educational sessions.

Conference Tracks include:
  • Distributed Generation
  • Meter & Revenue Protection
  • Substation Equipment & Maintenance
  • Security
  • Transmission & Distribution / Standards & Specifications

A preliminary conference outline will be available soon.  Please check back to download the file.
Download the Registration Forms

Don't miss the early bird discount.  Register by Oct. 6th and save!
Please return registration forms to rporreca@ecne.org or fax to (603) 626-4605.

Online Registration

Follow the links below for either Attendee or Exhibitor Registration, or to select your Sponsorship online.


Lodging is not included in registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel.  Mention the Energy Council of the Northeast to get the negotiated rate.  Lodging cutoff extended through Friday, October 13, 2017.

Boston Marriott Newton Hotel - $184/night + tax 
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
(617) 969-1000 or (800) 228-9290

You may also book online at www.marriott.com using the Group Code: ENCENCA.

Thank you to our Fall E&O Conf. Sponsors!




WPI Avangrid

 Arthur J. Hurley Company

Your Company's Name & Logo Could be Here!  
Click our links above to access sponsorship information or call us today 603.626.4602

Conference Schedule
 (check back for updates)

Wednesday, November 1st
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Joint Meeting: Distribution Reliability Committee and
Standards & Specifications Committee
(All utility professionals are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to ECNE so that we can 
make proper seating and lunch arrangements.)

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Meet & Greet Reception
Open to all conference participants!  Expand your professional network while enjoying a complimentary beverage and light hors d'oeuvres.
Thursday, November 2nd
7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
General Session:
Holistic Approach to Data Management and Analytics
AMI, OMS, CIS, MDM, IVR, SCADA.  With so much data being gathered it’s difficult for utilities to manage, analyze and present it in useful ways.  Data analytics will help you turn data into information
Presented by Rick Watkins, Senior Business Development Manger, Altair
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibitor Registration & Set-Up
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Conference Breakout Sessions:
  10:30-12:00 Distributed Generation, Meter & Revenue Protection, Standards/T&D:
  Next Generation Sensing Technology,
 Based Discussion
  Presented by Micatu Gridview Optical Solutions
  The Internet of Things: Proactive
  Protection of 
Data and Devices
  Presented by Rich Dion, Managing Director,
  Global-threat Research, LLC
Substation Equipment & Maintenance:
  Spring Actuated Breaker Mechanism
  Presented by Doug Edwards, PE, PMP
  Manager Engineering, Siemens
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Conference Breakout Sessions Continue:
  2:00-3:15 Distributed Generation and Standards/T&D:
  An Update on IEEE 1547 and ISO-NE

  Presented by Babak Enayati, National Grid
Meter & Revenue Protection:
  Revenue Assurance Presentation
    Presented by Bill Stocks,
    Highfield Manufacturing
  Committee Meeting and Roundtable.
   Utility Attendees Only
Substation Equipment & Maintenance:
  Overview of Magnetically Actuated
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  Presented by Amir Zalloum, Engineer, ABB
  3:30-4:30 Distributed Generation:
  DG Interconnection Protection & Control
  Using Cellular Communications to Provide
  Direct Transfer Trip Functionality
  Presented by Kevin Hapke, Siemens Industry
Meter & Revenue Protection:
  Adaptive Communications Technology
  Presented by Richard Coblens, Itron
  Committee Meeting and Roundtable.
   Utility Attendees Only
Substation Equipment & Maintenance:
  OMICRON CT and Control Testing
  Of Substation Breakers

  Presented by Dave Stelmach, OMICRON
Standards and T&D:
  Development and Application of Factored
  Design Values for Pultruded
 Poles and Crossarms
  Presented by Dustin Troutman,
  Creative Pultrusions, Inc. 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall & Door Prize Drawing
5:30 pm
Door Prize Drawing
NOTE: Session times and titles are subject to change as we work with the committees and presenters
Friday, November 3rd
8:00 am - 10:15 am General Session:
Using Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
An Update on Regulatory and the Technical Aspects
and Practical Applications for Data Collection,
Mapping & Inspection in the Northeast
Presented by Jon Budreski, Director of Business Development,
  10:30 - Noon Distributed Generation:
 Advanced DG Modeling with Cyme
  Presenter TBD 
Meter & Revenue Protection:
  Committee Meeting & Roundtable
 Tour of National Grid's US Cyber
  Security Operations Center (CSOC)
  Note: Pre-Registration for the tour is           
  required. Contact ECNE to register.

Substation Equipment & Maintenance:
  The How & Why of Breaker Testing-
  Fundamentals and Lessons Learned

  The fundamentals of circuit breaker testing will
  be discussed, including test planning and
  preparation, best practices for setup and testing,
  common issues encountered, and key points of
  test result analysis.  Selected lessons learned
  over years of field experience will be included
  throughout the presentation, using several case
  Presented by Jozef Levi, Principal Technical
  Application Engineer, Circuit Breakers
  Doble Engineering Company

Standards and T&D:
 Transformer Refurbishment
  Presented by Patrick Kozer,
  Northeast Transformer Services
Joint Roundtable with DG Committee
12:00 pm Conference Adjourns

Registration Fees

Attendee Registration (Utility Attendees) Fees
Early Bird Registration Fees Regular Registration Fees
(Available Until Friday, October 6th) (October 6 - November 2, 2017)
Full Program Full Program
ECNE Members: $425 ECNE Members: $475
Non-Members: $575 Non-Members: $625
Thursday, November 2nd ONLY Thursday, November 2nd ONLY
ECNE Members: $365 ECNE Members: $395
Non-Members: $545 Non-Members: $545
Spouse/Non-Industry Guest Spouse/Non-Industry Guest
Member/Non-Member: $40 Member/Non-Member: $40

Attendee Registration (Utility Attendees) - Click here to Register Online.

Exhibitor Registration Fees

NOTE:  All individuals in the exhibit hall must have an Exhibit Hall Pass.  Each Exhibit Table includes a 6ft table (w/electrical) and 1 Hall Pass.  Additional Hall Passes may be purchased separately.  To purchase a Hall Pass, you must be affiliated with an Exhibitor's Table.

Early Bird Registration Fees Regular Registration Fees
(Available Until Friday, October 6th) (October 6 - November 2, 2017)
Initial Exhibit Table Full Program
ECNE Members: $425 ECNE Members: $475
Non-Members: $650 Non-Members: $680
Additional Tables Additional Tables
ECNE Members: $250 ea. ECNE Members: $280 ea.
Non-Members: $325 ea. Non-Members: $350 ea.
Exhibit Hall Pass Exhibit Hall Pass
ECNE Members: $165 ea. ECNE Members: $165 ea.
Non-Members: $240 ea. Non-Members: $240 ea.
Spouse/Non-Industry Guest Spouse/Non-Industry Guest
Member/Non-Member: $40 Member/Non-Member: $40

Exhibitor Registration - Click here to Register Online
Click here to view the Exhibitor FAQ

Sponsorship Opportunities 

ECNE offers Sponsorship Opportunities designed to fit your budget, ranging from $175 - $600.

Click here to select your sponsorship online.


Get Recognized

GOLD Level


Logo Placement on Sponsors Sign On-Site at the Conference



Exclusive Feature in a Weekly Email Before the Conference


Company Logo on Reception Tickets
(if you select a Reception Sponsorship)


Company Logo Placement on Materials Before the Conference



Company Logo Placement in On-Site Agenda



Full Page Ad in Conference On-Site Agenda


Sponsorship materials should be received by Octobr 15th to guarantee printing in the On-Site Agenda and on conference materials.

Click here to become a Sponsor!

GOLD Level Sponsorship Opportunities ($250 - $600)

Meet & Greet Reception on Tuesday, March 7th (Drink Tickets or Hors D'Oeuvres):


Wednesday's Reception (Drink Tickets, Hors D'Oeuvres or Food Stations):


Morning or Afternoon Break on Wednesday or Thursday (Please specify):


Lunch on Wednesday:


Dessert Table at Wednesday's Lunch:


Door Prize (Contact ECNE to Discuss)


AV Sponsor (Please Select One):
General Session                                Meter & Revenue Protection
Distributed Generation                       Substation Equip. & Maintenance        
Security                                            T & D/Standards & Specifications


SILVER Level Sponsorship ($175)

Silver Level Sponsors will have their logo featured in Conference related materials.



ECNE welcomes other sponsorship ideas.  Contact Rob Porreca at rporreca@ecne.org or call (603) 626-4602 to discuss your idea.


Boston Marriott Newton Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466


Rob Porreca
(603) 626-4602