Apr

13-14

Emergency Response + Assistance Practices – Virtual (Apr 13-14)

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.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • John Padilla, Principal Analyst, Salt River Project

    • Who Should Attend
      • Operations managers
      • Emergency management coordinators
      • Disaster recovery planners
      • Directors of business continuity planning
      • Emergency preparedness supervisors
      • Managers of emergency services
      • Emergency planning and response specialists
      • Safety specialists
      • Parties to the Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement
      • Service company members
  • Registration Options
  • Western Energy Institute takes the health and safety of our employees and members very seriously. With safety as our top priority, this program is being offered in a virtual format. No hotel or travel is required. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Manager directly.

    Attendee: $199 USD
    Registration allows you access to all Emergency Response + Assistance Practices agenda items. Registration includes GoToMeeting information, digital program, meeting materials, and wrap up for one person.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • WEI will be waiving the standard cancellation policy for this program and other programs occurring in March, April, May, and June 2020. Registrants can receive a full refund of their fee up to the day the program occurs for increased flexibility due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation. This applies both to new and existing registrations. This also applies to any registration fees paid for virtual program formats.
  • Participation Policy
  • WEI will be waiving the standard cancellation policy for this program and other programs occurring in March, April, May, and June 2020. Registrants can receive a full refund of their fee if requested up to the day before the program occurs for increased flexibility due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation. This applies both to new and existing registrations. This also applies to any registration fees paid for virtual program formats.
  • For more information contact Beverly Woolf, Program Manager at (503) 688-2790.

Agenda

Monday, April 13, 2020

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Welcome
Speaker(s): Beverly Woolf, Program Manager, Western Energy Institute

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

How to get the most out of this virtual experience.

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Introductions and COVID-19 Roundtable
Facilitator(s): John Padilla, Principal Analyst, Salt River Project

How is your company handling COVID-19?  What are current best practices during the pandemic?

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Did H1N1 Help Prepare Us for COVID-19?
Speaker(s): Mary Hobday, Emergency Planning Manager, Puget Sound Energy, John Padilla, Principal Analyst, Salt River Project, James Nowak, Sr. Director Operations and Services, ARCOS LLC

What are the lessons we learned during H1N1 in 2009?  Are those lessons useful today and how does COVID-19 compare to H1N1?  What will the process of getting “back to normal” look like when that time comes?

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

SoCalGas and Safety Management System (SMS)
Speaker(s): Robert Howell, Manager, Pipeline Safety & Compliance and Emergency Management, Southern California Gas Company

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

After Action Report Case Study
Speaker(s): Cecile Pinto, Manager, All Hazards, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas & Electric's Public Safety Power Shutoff

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Public Safety Power Shutoff from the Inside
Speaker(s): Mark Quinlan, Sr Director, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

What is the PSPS activation experience from the inside? What are activation protocols and organizational requirements? What are best practices and lessons learned?

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Roundtable Conversation
Facilitator(s): Joanna Stelzig, Public Relations Manager, Tillamook PUD

Possible topics include;
• Onboarding crews
• Remote material and crew deployments specific to RMAG
• Setting up a base camp
• Deploying material assistance resources for PSPS
• Accounting for current resources
• RAMP-UP and how is it used in relation to gas?

Information

This event will now be held in a virtual format. Hotel and travel arrangements will not be required to attend.

If you previously made hotel reservations for this event and need to cancel them, we’ve included the contact information for the hotel below for your convenience. If you have additional questions about this event, please contact the Program Manager directly.

Residence Inn Boise City Center
400 S. Capitol
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: 208.424.9999

Meet The Speakers

Cecile Pinto

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Manager, All Hazards

Mary Hobday

Puget Sound Energy

Emergency Planning Manager

John Padilla

Salt River Project

Principal Analyst

Robert Howell

Southern California Gas Company

Manager, Pipeline Safety & Compliance and Emergency Management

Mark Quinlan

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Sr Director, Emergency Preparedness & Response

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager

Joanna Stelzig

Tillamook PUD

Public Relations Manager

James Nowak

ARCOS LLC

Sr. Director Operations and Services