Emergency preparedness and business continuity planning is crucial to a timely response to business disruptions - whether they are caused by weather impacts, cyber attacks, or equipment malfunction. This forum provides an open discussion on pressing topics surrounding utility emergency planning and operations. Through this and the Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement, leaders develop relationships that will prove beneficial to members in an emergency. The spring ERAP program is open to utilities and service providers, and precedes the WEI Operations Conference.
Member: $499 USD
Regular: $899 USD
Registration prices increase $100 after March 29, 2019. Registration includes ERAP welcome reception, breakfast and lunch Tuesday, and all meeting materials, as well as attendance at the WEI Operations Conference reception. Guest tickets are available for $50 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
WRMAG Executive Committee Meeting
Closed meeting for the WRMAG Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Secretary In-Waiting, and Custodian to the Agreement.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Registration + Open Networking
Arrive early to reconnect with others before we officially kick off the 2019 ERAP meeting.
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Introductions + Welcome
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
After Action Report #1 - Industry Case Study
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
After Action Report #2 - Industry Case Study
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
After Action Report #3 - Industry Case Study
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception at the Hotel
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Roundtable - Current Issues Impacting your Organization
Be prepared to share!
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Incident Command System Roundtable
Program participants will be surveyed on their current state in using ICS at their utilities, rollout of initial training programs, and how to maintain proficiency over time. Results of the survey will be shared with the group and then there will be an open discussion on ICS best practices.
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Afternoon Open Roundtable
Attendees will get the opportunity to submit topics throughout the day to address during this session.
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrap Up, Next Steps, Action Items
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Operations Conference Opening Reception
Program Participants are invited to attend the Operations Conference Opening Reception.
Please book online or contact the hotel directly at (888) 236-2427 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $299 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until March 29, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full. If you have any issues reserving a room online, please contact Eric Christenson at (971) 230-6984 or email email@example.com.