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The updated text "Electric Power System Reliability -2019" is now available.

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"Electric Power System Reliability -2019" is updated to include the material included in the new exam and is particularly structured to address application and analysis type questions.  It includes the latest new and the revised NERC Standards  and some new questions to promote understanding. Chapters 6 and 8 addressing Emergency Operations and Transmission Operations have been restructured to better address the types of questions asked on recent exams. 


The text
is specifically designed to serve as an aid to power system professionals preparing for the NERC System Operator Certification Exams.  Unlike the source material recommended by NERC and most if not all other resources in the industry, our text is updated annually. In this new edition, we have included all NERC Reliability Standards which are now in effect or will come into effect in 2019.

This book is organized in seventeen chapters (326 pages) each addressing a fundamental of  Power System Reliability. Rather than present the Reliability Standards strictly in the NERC alphabetic Standards blocks, the Standards are presented in the context of the appropriate power system fundamentals.  This organization is designed to provide the  technical information required to understand the Standards and provide relevance and perspective to highlight the purpose of each Standard or group of Standards.  This presentation format is designed to frame each group of standards so that information can be more easily assimilated and retained by electric power system operating personnel. 

Each chapter is designed around a fundamental of Power System Reliability and its associated NERC Standards.  Background information is presented to explain the purpose, intent and technical relevance of the Standards in that group.  Key requirements of the Standards are summarized.  Finally, any remaining requirements from the Standards group are presented for completeness. Questions are presented at the end of most chapters to allow the reader to test for comprehension.

The new exam effective February 1, 2017 stresses analysis type questions even more than previously.  That is precisely why we organized our text the way we did.  We stress presenting the Standards in the context of Power System Fundamentals.


This text is available in either hard copy or electronic pdf format from Powersmiths for $107.  It features a presentation of all of the latest NERC  Reliability Standards.

Our OPS-X simulation Module I covers the basics of AC Power Systems including load and generation balancing and voltage control.  Given the additional emphasis that NERC is placing on application and analysis questions on the NERC exam, some have found these simulations to be helpful in preparing for the exam.  If you would like to order OPS-X Module I with the text, it is available at a cost of an additional $195.  After passing the exam, you will be able to utilize Module I to receive 8 NERC CE hours at no additional cost.
You may contact Powersmiths by emailing bill@opsxpert.com or calling at (770) 335-1872.
Also please check the other pages on this site for training classes built around this text and our OPS-X simulator training program.

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