Electrical Consultants Inc

Substation & Switchyard Design

ECI works with every client to fully understand the needs and expectations for their substation or switchyard projects. ECI’s station design team has over 30 years experience on several hundred design projects throughout the U.S. We provide design services to a wide variety of electric utilities including municipal, cooperative and investor-owned, as well as independent power producers. Projects range from small facility additions to major 500 kV switchyards and generation interconnect stations. ECI’s staff remains dedicated in maintaining a high level of technical knowledge, incorporating leading edge concepts and solutions for all facets of substation design while utilizing state-of-the-art technical tools and software.

ECI has acquired and developed the latest in technical tools and software, including a myriad of design programs for use in substation bus & foundation design, grounding, and structural loading. Our engineers are experienced in almost every conceivable bus arrangement scheme utilized, including radial, ring, modified ring, paired element, main & transfer, breaker and one-half and double-bus/double breaker. ECI is experienced in the application of phase-shifting transformers, EHV series capacitor banks, multi-stage back-to-back shunt capacitor banks and energy storage systems. ECI has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of system protection philosophy.

ECI’s staff of experienced and highly trained engineers, designers, technicians and support personnel are committed to finding creative and cost effective solutions to your most difficult substation design challenges.


  • Conceptual Design
  • Physical/Structural Design
  • Electrical Design
  • Equipment Specification
  • Relaying/Communication Design
  • Structural Steel Detailing
  • Construction Management & Startup Services

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