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Utilities in the western United States face unique challenges in their storm preparedness planning. Expansive service territories, diverse terrain and seismic conditions, require additional preparation steps not seen by their peer utilities on the east coast. This conference focuses on the unique challenges faced by western utilities and attendees will gain greater insight into federal, regional, and state planning and response programs to facilitate better cooperation during major events. Experts will discuss how to utilize incident command systems, outage management systems, and communications strategies to effectively and efficiently respond to storms. Cost recovery, mobilization strategies, and mutual aid programs will also be discussed.
How a utility responds during a major storm can make or break its relationships with customers, regulators, and state and government officials. This conference will provide the tools for utilities to better plan for, prepare for, and respond to next year's major storms.
April 2 & 3, 2014
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
- Structuring an Emergency Response Plan Across a Utility
- Utility Case Study: Using the Incident Command and Control System
- Earthquake/Tsunami Preparedness
- Southern California Wind Storm: A Cooperative Effort Case Study
- Panel Discussion: Post-Event Evaluations and After-Action Reports
- Mutual Aid Cooperative Response Logistics
- The National Response Event and the Emerging Western RMAG
- Best Practices In Proactive Outage Communications
- Cooperating with Remote Municipalities
- BC Hydro
- Glendale Power & Light
- Pacific Gas & Electric
- Portland General Electric
- County of Mammoth
- Davies Consulting