to increase system reliability exist through research into communications.
cannot wave a magic wand to mitigate completely against the next major
disaster, then we need to figure out how to communicate with others
better. Two opportunities for
research include increasing awareness of the other stake holders and
developing better tools to predict the potential for earthquake hazards and
to be able to communicate more realistic expectations of electric utility
performance, and develop a shared risk concept between electric utilities and
other stake holders.
the seismic communities biggest set backs was the perception of a failure to
predict a significant earthquake on a segment of the San Andreas fault at
Parkfield in California in the late 1980s. The memory of that perception often
comes up, when mitigation measures are justified using probabilistic methods
of hazard quantification.