Saber’s engineering team has been a great resource for answers and ideas with our projects. I can’t say enough good things about them.– S.P., Global power facilities company

Saber Power Electrical Engineering and Design

Substation, transmission and distribution, and industrial power engineering experts

Whether engaging in design, analysis or consulting projects, the Saber Power engineering team focuses on customer satisfaction and service. Our staff understand every project is unique and comes with its own challenges. We custom-tailor solutions that fit our clients’ needs, addressing common issues such as budget and time constraints, outage and installation coordination, technical and logistical concerns and coordination with adjacent projects.

Saber Engineering Services

Engineering Services


Power Systems Design

Saber Power understands successful projects are engineering-led and construction-focused. Our high-performance engineering team covers all aspects of electrical power system work, including physical design, protection and control, civil, structural and transmission. Continual feedback from our construction and testing groups has allowed Saber Power to develop a team focused on accurate, practical and constructible designs. Unlike large, multi-disciplinary engineering and construction organizations, Saber Power’s sole focus is the design of medium and high-voltage electrical power systems.

Power Systems Analysis

Saber Power has a dedicated power systems studies group that serves as in-house protection experts for our project teams, in addition to performing hundreds of stand-alone studies for our clients. Our studies engineers constantly monitor the latest protection and control technologies along with the ever-evolving industry standards to ensure we bring the most up-to-date information to our clients.

Power Systems Integration and Automation

Saber Power is staffed with seasoned integration and automation engineers and technicians. We can design and implement systems to enhance power system reliability and operational flexibility by linking all IEDs with automation controllers, customizing HMIs and facilitating remote control and monitoring of your power system. Working with our wholly-owned subsidiary, Saber Power Field Services, we are your one-stop-shop for fully designed, programmed, tested and commissioned automation systems.

Power Systems Consultancy

Saber Power’s engineering expertise extends beyond the traditional design engineering and studies. Our staff routinely engages in project conceptualization, feasibility studies, siting evaluations, presentations, FEL/FEED packages, failure analysis, technical presentations and owner-engineering.

Engineering Projects

Substations

Substations

Whether the power flows from the utility or to it, Saber Power provides electrical substation designs for any industry, location and voltage. Saber Power’s engineering expertise covers both conventional, air-insulated and gas-insulated substations (GIS). We are accustomed to incorporating our clients’ standards, practices and approved vendors into our designs. Alternately, Saber Power has a full spectrum of time-tested equipment specifications and design standards we can use for our clients. All work is developed, checked and approved in strict accordance with Saber Power’s Engineering Quality Assurance, Quality Control plan to ensure excellence in our deliverables.

Substation Development Services
Substations
  • Conceptual design
  • Value-add engineering
  • 3D modeling
  • Grading & drainage
  • Structural steel
    • Standard shapes
    • Tapered tubular
  • Foundations
    • Drilled piers
    • Spread footings
    • Piles with pipe caps
    • Pipe piles
    • Direct-embed
    • Helical piles
    • Augur cast piles
  • Above-grade electrical
  • Lighting systems
  • Static protection and mitigation systems
  • Below-grade electrical
  • Protection & control
  • Integration and SCADA systems
  • DC control power system design
  • Control building
  • Communication systems (power-line carrier, microwave, fiber optic, telephone)
  • Noise abatement
  • System hardening
  • Insulation coordination
  • Permitting support
  • Construction support

Transmission and Distribution

Transmission and Distribution

Saber Power’s transmission and distribution group connects substations to one another and to loads using overhead and underground medium and high voltage lines. Led by engineers with years of utility transmission and distribution experience, Saber Power’s T&D group is focused on providing safe, constructible transmission and distribution infrastructure designs.

Transmission and Distribution Development Services
  • Above-grade plan and profile drawings
  • Below-grade plan and profile drawings
  • Overhead and underground collector systems for renewable projects
  • Substation strain bus
  • 3D modeling
  • Staking sheets
  • Access roads
  • Structures
    • Wood
    • Spun concrete
    • Fiberglass
    • Monopoles
    • Lattice
  • Foundations
    • Direct embed
    • Drilled shafts
    • Piles with pile caps
    • Pipe piles
  • LiDAR validation
  • Surveying
  • Assembly details and bills of material
  • Tower location and conductor optimization
  • High-temperature designs
  • OPGW and ADSS fiber designs
  • System hardening
  • Permitting support
  • Construction support

Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

Saber Power’s engineering staff cut its teeth on design and development of industrial power systems for the midstream oil and gas industry. These projects required a combination of industrial power design with utility interface with services ranging from 12.47 kV to 230 kV.

In addition to the services noted in the substations section, Saber Power has specific expertise in the following elements of industrial power system design:

  • Medium-voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Pipe rack design
  • Cable tray and cable routing
  • Cable bus and non-seg bus duct
  • Metal-clad and metal-enclosed switchgear
  • Low and medium-voltage motor control centers (MCCs)
  • Static protection and mitigation systems
  • VFD synchronous transfer
  • Mimic panels
  • Arc-resistant designs
  • Interposing relay panels (IRPs) and distributed control system (DCS) interface
  • Hazardous area designs
  • Concrete-encased duct banks
  • Permitting support
  • Construction support

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Software Tools of the Trade

Software Tools of the Trade

Saber Power’s engineers, designers and drafters utilize the latest versions of all industry-leading power system design and analysis software packages. We are fluent in:

Substations and Industrial Power

  • Autodesk suite
    • AutoCAD
    • Inventor
    • Civil 3D
    • Revit
  • Substation Design Suite by SBS
  • Microstation
  • CDEGS suite
  • STAAD
  • RISA 3D
  • MFAD
  • APILE
  • LPILE
  • SHAFT
  • Sigmaplot
  • MathCAD
  • PowerTools by SKM
  • ETAP
  • SEL Software Suite
  • GE Enervista
  • PLS Suite
  • In-house developed conduit and cable schedule program

Transmission

  • PLS Suite
    • PLSCADD
    • Tower
    • PLS-Pole
    • Caisson
  • SAG10

Studies

  • Aspen One-Liner
  • PSCAD
  • EMTP
  • PowerTools by SKM
  • ETAP

Documents, Administration, Communication

  • M-Files
  • MS Office Suite
  • MS Teams
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Webex
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