For more than a century, I.B. Abel’s Substation Services team has delivered proven performance of substation construction and maintenance on thousands of projects of all sizes up to 500kV. This stems from the unwavering commitment to provide safe, high-quality engineering and designs for the most critical part of a power utilities’ electric system. We provide turnkey solutions for public and private investor-owned utilities, industrial facilities, renewable energy providers, and substation equipment manufacturers, and we bring a level of excellence that our clients can depend on no matter their location across the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

I.B. Abel specializes in the following Substation Services:

  • Component Replacement, Repair & Maintenance
  • Substation Expansion Projects & Substation Renovation
  • EPC, Construction & Maintenance Services
  • Greenfield & Brownfield Substation Construction
  • GIS Installation
  • Substation Security
  • And More!

“The success of electrical substation design and maintenance is life critical. We take pride in being a full- service substation contractor. Our tenured engineers and experts provide comprehensive engineering procurement and substation design and construction services from working on the transformer, circuit breaker, capacitor bank, circuit switchers and insulators to the relays, substation controls, SCADA system, AC and DC power distribution system, and more.” – Shawn S., Director of Substation Services

Our Approach to Excellent Service and Outstanding Results

“As a family-owned company, we believe communication with our clients is key, and our experts have the backing to interact one-on-one with them throughout their experience of working with I.B. Abel. You don’t have to go through the whole corporate ladder to get your questions answered and receive insight on the project at hand. This level of commitment from every team member provides a quick response time and most efficient service time to meet the needs of our clients and their project schedules.”

– Tom M., Senior Director of Substation Services

Our clients are part of the I.B. Abel family. When an urgent need arises or an issue has occurred, our direct lines of communication are open and our Substation team is quick to respond and work on finding solutions to ensure everything is running smoothly and at best performance levels. For new projects, our Substation team conducts a thorough pre-construction process while on site to ensure the project starts off with all challenges and solutions in mind. Safety and quality are paramount to our team, and their vast experience in electrical substation construction gives our clients confidence that projects will be completed accurately and on time. We also conduct multiple quality control checks and post-construction reviews to ensure the results meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. You can count on us to be there every step of the way.


*Awarded Best Substation/Interconnection by NECA National and NECA Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter

I.B. Abel worked closely with one of the world’s largest shipping companies to complete the main electrical underground work covering 130+ crews and a new distribution center spanning over 1,000,000 square feet for the warehouse distribution center and all support buildings. The team diligently worked for our client and was honored to receive a National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Award for this project during NECA’s 2022 Project Excellence Awards event.

During the peak, 35 full-time employees installed the main power distribution, starting with a main 69kV substation and downsized to seven smaller 12.47KVA substations throughout the job site. A main control house was set, as well as a new lighting protection system.

Substation by the IB Abel team

Choose a Substation Construction Team You Can Trust

Looking for a reliable electrical contractor you can trust to bring experience to your site with a dedicated focus on safety and quality? I.B. Abel’s Substation Services team offers EPC / (engineering, procurement, and construction) and maintenance services for both greenfield and brownfield substations. With experience working on a diverse range of equipment, from private utilities substation projects to complex power substation jobs for hospitals and manufacturers, our team is well-equipped to handle your future project needs. Reach out today to learn more!