Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement (WRMAA) Annual Meeting (Nov 01-03)

Nearly 15 years ago the Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement was adopted by many gas and electric utilities throughout Western North America to support one another in the event of emergencies affecting generation, transmission, distribution, or other business operations. Parties involved in the WRMAA twice annually to share best practices, discuss key emergency response issues, and in the fall, review the agreement itself and name the annual custodian.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Nancy Sacré, Emergency Management Program Manager, Southern California Edison

    • Program Location
    • The Westin San Diego
    • 400 West Broadway
      San Diego, California 92101
    • Who Should Attend
      • Parties to the Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement
      • Emergency management coordinators
      • Disaster recovery planners
      • Directors of business continuity planning
      • Managers of emergency preparedness and response 
      • Safety specialists
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $629 USD
    Regular: $1,259 USD

    Member registration price increases $100 after October 17, 2017. Regular registration price increases $200. Registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials. Guest tickets are available for $99 and allow for 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.

  • 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 Eric Christenson, Senior Program Manager at (971) 303-2118.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome + Introductions

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 1 TBD

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2 TBD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 3 TBD

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 4 TBD

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 5 TBD

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Day 1 Close

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Annual Meeting of the Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement (WRMAA)

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WRMAA Activation Exercise

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Day 2 Close

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 627-9033 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $199 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until October 17, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.

    Please note that there is a $20 resort fee per night in addition to the room rate. This fee includes the following amenities: airport shuttle service, guestroom internet access and access to the Westin Snack Hour every day from 5PM – 6PM.

  • Click here to make your reservation now.