Emergency Response + Assistance Practices (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, Emergency Event Management Coordinator, Arizona Public Service Company

    • Program Location
    • Boise Centre
    • 850 W Front St
      Boise, Idaho 83702
    • 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
  • Member: $499 USD
    Regular: $899 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after March 23, 2020. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events including the Operations Conference Welcome Reception. Guest tickets are available for $25 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.

    Registration to ERAP provides a $200 discount on your registration to the Operations Conference. Your ERAP registration confirmation will include a code to apply to your order when registering for the Operations Conference.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Beverly Woolf, Program Manager at (503) 688-2790.


Monday, April 13, 2020

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 + Networking

Arrive early to reconnect with others before we officially kick off the 2020 ERAP meeting.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Introductions + Welcome

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

After Action Report Case Study

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

After Action Report Case Study

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

After Action Report Case Study

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Roundtable - Current Issues Impacting your Organization

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Industry Topic

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Industry Topic

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Industry Topic

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Industry Topic

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Industry Topic

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Wrap Up, Next Steps, Action Items

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Operations Conference Welcome Reception

Program Participants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception for the Operations Conference.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (844) 802-9815 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) and use the discount code ‘WEI Ops Conference’ to receive a special rate of $179 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until March 23, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.

    Other hotel options are available in conjunction with the Operations Conference.