Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement (WRMAA) Annual Meeting – Virtual (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)
  • Erin Swearingen, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity, Avista Corp.

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • 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
  • WEI Member: $199 USD
    Regular: $299 USD

    Registration provides full access to conference sessions, meeting materials, and roster.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all programs through December 2020. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • 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.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Monday, November 2, 2020

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Registration + Helpdesk Open

WEI will host a virtual registration and help desk before the conference begins. Stop in for a visit if you have questions about the agenda or need assistance with the GoToMeeting technology.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome and Introductions

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Industry Topic

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

WRMAG Annual Business Meeting

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Stretch Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WRMAG Annual Business Meeting Continued

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Social Hour

Social distancing doesn’t need to dry up socializing. Grab a beverage and turn on your webcams for a virtual Social Hour! WEI will open a virtual room for people to chat, network, and connect with colleagues and friends.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Industry Topics

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Stretch Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

After Action Reports

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Wrap Up