Russ Seiler

Project Manager, Grant County PUD

“Specialty Engineering has just recently completed the process of testing and commissioning three new substations for Grant County PUD (GCPUD) with four more to come in the next eight months. This is the first time in recent history that GCPUD has used a third party for testing and commissioning. It was with some trepidation that we chose to use a third party. We weren’t sure if an outside entity would be able to complete the process in a way that met our expectations.

It turned out that Specialty Engineering was a great fit for our project. They met with us up front, worked hard to understand our requirements, and developed a testing and commissioning package with the look and feel we wanted. The Specialty crews were easy to work with and we heard many good reports from our internal staff about how positive the experience was.

Thank you Specialty Engineering for partnering with us to make our project a success!”

Don Kerlee

Chief Substation Operator, Centralia City Light

"Specialty Engineering has performed substation maintenance, repair, and commissioning for my electrical utility for the past twenty five (25) years. Specialty works hard at being very responsive to scheduling, and working through the many issues that arise from working with a municipal electric utility. This work has included the following;

Maintence, Repair, Testing, and Commissioning of Transmission and Distribution substation equipment. This equipment includes Power Transformers, Power Circuit Breakers, Metal Clad Switchgear, Voltage Regulators, Battery systems, and all associated equipment. Specialty has also provided Relay programming, testing, and troubleshooting for Relay and Control systems. The partnership between Specialty Engineering and EPS Electrical Engineering consultants has also been particularly useful in helping me with complex relay settings issues that I have had.

Specialty Engineering Substation Technicians know what they are doing, show up when they are scheduled to and complete their work in a professional and timely manner. I will continue to use Specialty Engineering’s substation maintenance services in the future."

Sergio Franco

Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer, BP US Pipelines & Logistics – NW Pipelines

"SEI has been a critical 24/7/365 resource for Olympic pipeline for over 10 years. Their electrical testing and equipment inspection services have been crucial in minimizing down time at medium voltage level pump station facilities. They are quick to respond and have maintained a sense of urgency when the anxious customer makes the call.

They are and have been an important asset on medium voltage facility upgrades performing start-up testing and commissioning services of various switchgear equipment and integrated power distribution systems. Their knowledge and experience with diagnostic testing has helped us prevent imminent failures."


Specialty Engineering
10020 NE 72nd Ave, Ste 100
Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: (360) 693-0588


Specialty Engineering has administered reliable service for comprehensive testing, maintenance and repair of high voltage systems throughout Oregon, Washington, and Alaska since 1981.