management is one of those areas where very little has been done specifically
for electric utilities. We have
instead relied on procedures which are revised after each event, and used in
training operators and maintenance crews. Opportunities exist to make the
emergency response process more efficient by the incorporation of damage
assessment data with information on available resources to develop task assignments
and identify required resources automatically.
also exist to enhance emergency response through the automatic selection of
emergency response routes from the dispatch locations to the sites that have
significant damages. This
requires the integration of information that is being generated by
transportation organizations into the information being developed as part of
the emergency management.