About NEI

The NEI Way.

Multidisciplinary. Field-Tested. Dedicated. These are just a few words that describe the team at NEI. Since 1982, our team has worked at home and around the world solving challenging electric power engineering problems for our clients. We’re proud of our work, and we continually empower our team to learn and grow in their careers.

Our Values: Words and Action

We live our values every day. For us, they’re more than words on a website. They inform our decision-making process and help us find the best people for our team. Our clients see our values reflected in the quality of work we produce, and our team members experience it every day in the office and on-site.


Quality Results

NEI is dedicated to quality results in all that we do, from the people we hire to the services we provide. Our goal is to "get it right the first time", and for every first-time client to become a long-term partner.


Improving Continually

At the core of NEI are knowledgeable and driven people who are committed to continual development and improvement. In a rapidly changing market, rest assured NEI has a proven record of strong industry involvement as well as embracing and applying new technology.


Enriching Environment

We love what we do! NEI provides a challenging, dynamic, engaging, and enriching work environment. From the types of projects we engineer to the clients we work with, NEI fosters an environment where challenge is accepted, feedback is solicited, and recognition is given.


Serving Others

As a people-first organization, NEI is fiercely committed to the humble service of our customers and team members through the formation of long-term relationships, built on honesty, integrity, responsiveness, and respect.

A Brief History

When John Nelson founded NEI Electric Power Engineering in 1982, he had just left a successful career with Public Service Company of Colorado (now Xcel Energy). Upon its founding, NEI’s initial projects included substation design, power system calculations, protective relay settings, as well as on-site services including troubleshooting, installation, testing, commissioning, and start-up. From 1982 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Nelson developed an inspiring vision of customer service, technical expertise, and field-engineering competence.

This culture of service, intellectual curiosity, and problem solving is still embodied by our team today.

The field of electric power engineering has changed dramatically since our founding. Engineers can now model electrical and structural systems using state-of-the-art software instead of using hand calculations. Relays are programmed using computers and digital logic rather than induction disks and solenoids. This is not to mention the myriad code changes and institution of regulatory bodies such as NERC.

With the rapid and ongoing advancements in technology, NEI remains true to our roots by ensuring all engineers are field-tested and understand the concepts and theories upon which modern software is based. We firmly believe that our technical and conceptual knowledge and time in the field vastly improves the quality of data collected, which increases the relevance and usefulness of the results produced by the various software packages.

Our dedication and unwavering commitment to serving our customers, cultivating technical expertise, and creating a fun and engaging work environment allows our team to embrace and adapt to an ever-changing industry.

It is upon this strong foundation that NEI provides engineering and consulting services across all facets and disciplines of the electrical power industry, both across North America and the world.

Life at NEI  |  Life in the Field

When you join the NEI team, you’re joining a team of professionals who relish the opportunity to work in the field alongside our clients. Our field-tested team of engineers tackle complex challenges every day.

We believe hands-on experience is the best way to master your craft and become an industry expert. Being on-site also allows us to form deep relationships with our clients, fostering trust and authenticity.