Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement (WRMAA) Annual Meeting (Nov 02-03)

Nearly 20 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)
  • John Padilla, Emergency Event Management Coordinator, Arizona Public Service Co.

    • Program Location
    • Hyatt Regency Austin
    • 208 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704
    • 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: $649 USD
    Regular: $1,259 USD

    Registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials. 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.

    WRMAA Annual Meeting attendees receive a $100 discount to the WEI Women in Energy Symposium to be held on November 4-6, 2020. A discount code will be included in your WRMAA Annual Meeting confirmation, which you can then use to register for the Women in Energy Symposium.

  • 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. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Beverly Woolf, Program Manager at (503) 688-2790.


Monday, November 2, 2020

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Registration + Networking

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Industry Topic

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WRMAG Annual Business Meeting

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Industry Topic

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Industry Topic

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Industry Topic

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wrap Up

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (877) 803-7534 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $209 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 27, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.