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 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.
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
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
Bill is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania
and Florida 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.