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


Powersmiths is the leading provider of simulation based Electric System Operator training materials.  We offer courses for NERC CE Hour credit as well as courses to prepare potential operators to take the NERC System Operator Certification Exam.

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

Bill Smith founded Powersmiths International, Inc. in 1997. He regularly consults in the areas of system operations, planning and engineering and has developed customized training programs.


Prior to forming Powersmiths, he served in the U. S. Air Force and worked for Westinghouse, PTI and held various senior planning and engineering management positions at Florida Power and Light.



Bill is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania,  Florida, Massachusetts and Connecticut and a NERC Certified Reliability Coordinator.


Bill holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He also has an MBA from the University of Miami and attended the the PMD program at Harvard University.