Emergency Response and Restoration Support

CUEA Provides 24/7 Emergency Assistance to members, ensuring rapid access to both resources and Government Agencies during Emergencies.

Mutual Assistance

Members take part in both Statewide and interstate Mutual Assistance Agreements with Washington, Oregon, Nevada and other Border States.

Planning, Training and Exercising

CUEA sponsors Emergency Management, Health and Safety, Homeland Security, FEMA and Utility Sector Specific Training.


Members receive legislative alerts on Utility affected issues, FBI/FOUO alerts, National Weather Service Warnings, Homeland Security Alerts, Cal OES activations, Earthquake and Tsunami warnings, Medical alerts, access to exclusive information on the CUEA website and quarterly newsletters.


CUEA is the only Utility Association with a Memorandum of Understanding with the California Office of Emergency Services.


CUEA serves as a point-of-contact for critical infrastructure utilities and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and other Governmental Agencies before, during and after an event to:

  • Facilitate communications and cooperation between member utilities and public agencies; and with non-member utilities (where resources and priorities allow);
  • Provide emergency response support wherever practical for electric, petroleum pipeline, telecommunications, gas, water and wastewater utilities and;
  • Support utility emergency planning, mitigation, training, exercises and education.

Achieve an integrated partnership between utilities and Government Agencies in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies or other potentially serious events. Promote and champion emergency planning in order to improve disaster response. Improve communications and cooperation among the member utilities and Government Agencies. Enhance value of organization and benefits to CUEA members.