Substation Design

Substation Design

Power System Engineering, Inc. (PSE) can assist you in meeting the challenges of increasing loads and the increased requirements for metering, control, and monitoring. We offer a wide range of substation and transmission facility design services, from 4.16 kV to 161 kV. Our staff has nationwide experience with substation and switchyard design for transmission and distribution systems. We can assist you through the entire design process, from initial system and facility review and planning, to detailed engineering, construction, and final commissioning.

PSE substation design services include:

  • System and facility review and planning
  • Site selection, planning and permitting
  • Managing environmental issues
  • Preliminary conceptual layout and design
  • Project schedules and creating budgetary estimates
  • Transmission System interconnection requirements
  • Regulatory applications
  • Physical and equipment layout design
  • Soil resistivity testing and ground grid design
  • Detailed specification for material, equipment and construction
  • SCADA and communications design, integration and testing
  • Protective relaying design and relay programming
  • Metering system design
  • Capacitor VAR requirements and capacitor bank design
  • SPCC oil containment systems
  • Distributed and peak shaving generation interconnection
  • Substation project construction management
  • Project startup and commissioning
  • Project record "as-built" documentation
  • Substation design training


We're the Experts

The PSE team has many senior experts whose experience includes work on the following types of projects:

  • Distribution generation interconnections design
  • Substation expansions
  • Mobile substation design and upgrades
  • Substation upgrades including power transformers, circuit breakers, regulators, AMI, and SCADA
  • Transmission system voltage conversions
  • Power transformer primary protection upgrades
  • Modernization to new microprocessor based relays