This program will bring together senior leaders responsible for wildfire planning and mitigation strategies at WEI member companies for an interactive peer to peer session. We will focus on sharing and discussing best practices around strategies for planning, operations, technology and various other tactics to mitigate and plan for wildfires.
Directors and senior leaders responsible for their energy companies wildfire planning and mitigation strategies.
Member: $199 USD
Registration includes access to forum sessions, meeting materials and roster.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check
The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome + Introductions
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Managing the Risk of Wildfires
Speaker(s): Greg Hesler, VP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics/Compliance Officer, Avista Corp.
Making the Case for Fundamental Change
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Working with Fire Protection Agencies
Speaker(s): Angie Lane, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Before, During and After an Event
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
The Utility’s Role After an Event
Speaker(s): Paul Kimmell, Business & Public Affairs Manager, Avista Utilities
Navigating the Liability + Remediation Landscape
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A Practitioner's Guide to Fire Risk Modeling
Speaker(s): Bruce Blackwell, Principal, M.Sc., RPF, R.P.Bio., B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd., Bill Messner, Director, Wildfire Mitigation & Resiliency, Portland General Electric
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion: System Protection
What Utilities Are Doing to Modify Their System Protection Strategies
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Wrap Up + Future Planning
Provide input about what content should be part of the 2022 Forum.