Prepare for the NERC Operator Certification Exams  

Powersmiths offers options in preparing for the NERC Operator Certification Exams:

1. Our text "Electric Power System Reliability-2019"

2. Our NERC System Operator Certification Exam DVD series.

3. OPS-X Module I concentrating on Load and Generation balance, ACE, AGC  and voltage control

4. Advanced OPS-X exercises featuring contingency analysis, congestion management and system protection

5. 4 day Classroom instruction at your site (minimum 10 attendees).


1. Our text "Electric Power System Reliability-2019"

Powersmiths offers a textbook presenting a new perspective on power system fundamentals within the context of the NERC Reliability Standards.  This perspective is designed  to frame each standard so that it is better understood and the information can be more easily assimilated by power system operating personnel.  Sample questions at the end of many chapters further help in preparation for the NERC Operator Certification exams.  The cost of the book is $115.00.

2. OPS-X Module I concentrating on Load and Generation balance, ACE, AGC and Voltage Control

OPS-X Module I provides 6 computer simulation based exercises featuring load and generation balancing, ACE, AGC, AVR operation and voltage control. These exercises further enhance the fundamentals and standards presented in our text. Completion of the exercises will broaden your understanding and dramatically increase your retention of the material. Cost is $295 and includes the above text.


3. NERC System Operator Certification Exam DVD Series-
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: http://vimeo.com/user9429114/videos
The corporate site license cost is $950 for the complete 7 disc series or $200 for each disc individually.  A copy of our latest text book, Electric Power System Reliability and OPS-X Module I is included with the DVD's.  An individual license including the textbook and OPS-X Module I is available for $495.
4. Advanced OPS-X exercises featuring contingency analysis, congestion management, system restoration and system protection

Powersmiths offers 6 other simulation modules (29 exercises) targeted at contingency analysis, congestion management, system restoration and transmission system operation to again enhance and broaden your understanding of the principles of power system operation and NERC standards.  This is the most rigorous training available and the most rewarding.  OPS-X Module I is a pre-requisite.  Additional cost is $249 per module.

5.  4 day Classroom instruction at your site (minimum 10 attendees).

This is a four day classroom session taught from our text and enhanced with OPS-X exercises.  This session is available at your site.