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Products and Services

Powersmiths International, Inc. is a NERC recognized Continuing Education provider.

We offer a number of products and services to serve the Electric Power System Operator.

For those preparing for the NERC System Operator Exam we offer two products:

  • Our text book, "Electric Power System Reliability -2024"
  • Our seven disc DVD series which presents a video of a forty hour NERC Exam preparation course that we conducted.
  •   ALSO--Just announced.  In person training. NERC Exam Prep and 32 NERC CEH's
    • June 10-13, 2024  Orlando, FL
    • Seats limited to 20 people.
    • Call now to reserve your spot by calling 770 335 1872 or emailing to
    • $975 per person for 4 days of training
    • Textbook included.


For those currently NERC certified System Operators, we offer NERC Continuing Education credits through our OPS-X simulator based training modules.  Currently there are 7 modules available, each approved for 8 NERC Continuing Education (CE) credits for a total of 56 hours.  Details are provided on the following pages.

Powersmiths also provides on-site training and  services related to compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards including gap analyses, audit preparation and mock audits.

Powersmiths has over thirty years of electric power systems experience in operations, planning and engineering.


We are deeply involved in helping companies understand and  comply with the new NERC Reliability Standards.  Our involvement is on three fronts.  First we have a text book  and set of DVD's that serves two purposes: 1) it prepares System Operators for the NERC System Operator Certification Exam and 2) it provides companies with background and knowledge related to the scope of the NERC Standards and requirements.


Secondly, we offer NERC Reliability Standards compliance assessment and compliance maintenance services.  We do this through on-site assessment and inexpensive and easy to use Standards, Requirements and Measures management software.


We have guided companies through NERC audits with no violations found.


Thirdly, we offer NERC approved Continuing Education for NERC Certified System Operators for the maintenance of their operator credentials.


Wherever you happen to be on the compliance track, we can provide you with cost effective assistance.


Our text "Electric Power System Reliability -2024" was developed specifically to serve those preparing for any one of the four NERC System Operator Exams.  It along with the seven disc DVD series which is  a presentation of a 40 hour NERC System Operator Exam preparation class can be ordered on the form below or by visiting our ecommerce website or through Amazon by searching Electric Power System Reliability on Amazon.

More details on both of these products are presented on the pages below.

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You can order our Electric Power System Reliability Text book or our set of Exam Preparation DVD's by filling in the form above, going to our ecommerce website or going to Amazon and searching for Electric Power System Reliability.

Exam Preparation

Electric Power System Reliability -2024" 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 2021.

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  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 $125.  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.

Please use the form above to order your NERC System Operator exam materials or visit our ecommerce website at or order from Amazon by searching for Electric Power System Reliability.

You may contact Powersmiths by emailing External link opens in new tab or 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.

NERC System Operator Exam Preparation Class  available via DVD

Powersmiths is pleased to announce a series of DVD's to help prepare Power System Operators for the NERC System Operator Certification Exams.

This DVD series was filmed during one of our 5 day, 40 hour NERC System Operator Exam preparation classroom sessions. It is a combination of classroom lecture, simulation and NERC sample exam question review. A sample can be viewed at the following link:
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The corporate site license cost is $950 for the complete 7 disc series or $200 for each disc individually. Up to five copies of our latest textbook, "Electric Power System Reliability" are included with the DVD's.  OPS-X Module I is also included.

We are also offering an individual license for $495 for the  complete set of DVD's including the textbook and OPS-X Module I.

Please use the form above to order your NERC System Operator exam materials or visit our ecommerce website at or order from Amazon by searching for Electric Power System Reliability