A roundup of helpful resources for utilities to use or share with their communities to prepare for emergencies.
When storms and other large-scale events cause widespread black outs, public power utility employees are out working hard to restore and repair the system, and help communities rebound. Utilities turn to the mutual aid network to give and get help to restore their systems following major events.
Key documents from APPA to help public power utilities prepare, plan for, and recover from disasters.
Mutual Aid Network
The public power Mutual Aid Network connects more than 2,000 organizations to get or give help to other utilities and coordinate with the authorities during widespread power outages. To join the Mutual Aid Network, complete the Mutual Aid Agreement and email it to our team at [email protected]. If you have already signed the agreement and would like a copy, email us at [email protected].
- See which public power utilities are part of the Mutual Aid Network.
- View a list of cooperatives in the Mutual Aid Network.
If you’re experiencing widespread disaster-related outages in your area, be sure to contact your state coordinator. If you see changes that need to be made to your regional coordinators list, please email any updates to us at [email protected].
Mutual Aid Commendation
APPA's Mutual Aid Commendation Program recognizes utilities that have answered the call for assistance and aided another utility in restoring power to its customers. Please note, awardees are limited to public power entities with a signed mutual aid agreement.