Blackout is a critical thinking training tool for electric utility system operators and engineers. Functioning as a tabletop simulator, Blackout generates random operating scenarios to simulate abnormal system events. Participants must recognize the state of the system and provide corrective actions to restore the system to its normal operating state within 15 minutes.
Using a combination of cards and dice, trainees randomly generate an unfavorable system condition which they must resolve within a set time period using key actions.

  • Trainees record the actions they would take to resolve the abnormal system condition on a scorecard.
  • A qualified instructor evaluates the actions at the end of the exercise.
  • Trainees gain bonus points if resolved within the selected time.
  • Trainees with the most points per game are the winners!
  • Blackout can generate scenarios at varying levels of difficulty to match the expertise of the trainee. This makes the simulator appropriate for everyone from new apprentices to veteran journeymen operators.


Company Training Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Blackout, the Critical Thinking Simulator makes training interactive and fun, holds trainee’s attention, enhances their learning. By encouraging the use of active participation, interactivity, and engagement, trainees will get to experience a new twist on simulator scenarios and have fun in the process! And it’s customizable, so you can generate scenarios most relevant to your employees.

  • Practice critical decision making
  • Familiarize new trainees with system equipment and outage response
  • Sharpen journeyman operator thinking
  • Practice human performance concepts
  • and more!

Included with your Simulator:

  • Instructions
  • 1 scoring pad
  • Labels to customize cards
  • 9 decks of cards: Transmission, Distribution, Generation, Balancing & Interchange, Emergency Operations, Additional Factors, Challenge, and NEW for 2024 – Engineering!
  • Each deck includes blank cards and labels which can be customized to reflect your system and your territory
  • 3 decision dice; one for each level of difficulty
  • 1 Megawatt die
  • 1 levels card
  • 1 digital timer

Order your copy of Blackout – The Critical Thinking Simulator today for $599 by emailing or by calling 443-755-0790 ext. 119.