Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement (WRMAA)

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Background on the Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement:
At an Emergency Response Workshop in Reno, Nevada on October 23, 2002, hosted by the California Utilities Emergency Association (CUEA), the need for an agreement that transcends the boundaries of California was identified. A task force including representatives from Avista Corporation, Intermountain Gas Company, NorthWestern Energy, NW Natural, Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy, Sierra Pacific Power/Nevada Power, Southern California Edison Company, Terasen Gas Inc., and The Gas Company was formed, representing WEI member, non-member, electric and gas companies. This group, using the CUEA Mutual Assistance Agreement as a model, developed the WRMAA. The legal, operations, audit, contracts and emergency preparedness departments of several utilities reviewed the agreement, and it was executed by the signing of two parties on November 14, 2003. The agreement is designed as a tool for all gas and electric utilities throughout the Western United States and Canada .

Western Energy Institute Custodianship:
The development of the agreement was facilitated by Western Energy Institute, which will continue to provide support and expertise to all involved parties as the custodian. This is provided as a member benefit. Since the potential value of the agreement increases with participation, non-members are encouraged to become parties. Non-members of WEI are billed an annual administrative fee of $100 to equitably share administrative oversight with WEI membership.

Participating Companies as of May 2015

AltaLink Management Ltd.
Arizona Public Service Company
ATCO Gas
Avista Corporation
BC Hydro
Bonneville Power Administration
California Pacific Electric Company – Liberty Energy
Cascade Natural Gas
Central Lincoln PUD
Chelan County PUD No. 1
City of Long Beach
City of Mesa Utilities
Clark Public Utilities
El Paso Electric Company
ENSTAR Natural Gas Co.
Eugene Water and Electric Board
FortisAlberta
FortisBC
HAWAI’I GAS (The Gas Company, LLC)
Hawaiian Electric Company
Idaho Power
Intermountain Gas Company
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

 

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Lower Valley Energy
Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District
NorthWestern Energy
NV Energy
NW Natural
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
PacifiCorp (includes Pacific Power + Rocky Mountain Power)
Portland General Electric
Public Service Company of New Mexico
Puget Sound Energy
Questar Gas Company
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salt River Project
Seattle City Light
Snohomish County PUD
Southern California Edison
Southwest Gas Corporation
Tucson Electric Power Company
Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company
UNS Gas Inc