Bentley Systems acquires EasyPower – Inside Construction

EasyPower’s intuitive interface empowers users to digitise their electrical systems, and enables design, analysis, and optimisation of complex electrical power distribution systems. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.

Bentley Systems has announced the acquisition of infrastructure engineering software company EasyPower, a developer of design and analysis software tools for electrical engineering professionals.

The acquisition comes as part of Bentley Systems’ plan to extend integrated and iterative power systems design and analysis for infrastructure digital twins of every type.

Greg Bentley, Bentley Systems CEO says the acquisition further broadens the company’s offering in infrastructure engineering.

“All infrastructure projects and assets have power distribution systems, which are too frequently analysed using unnecessarily complicated software that is disconnected from 3D/4D BIM and digital twin workflows,” says Bentley.

“By incorporating EasyPower within our design and modeling portfolio, and our iTwin Platform, we can help enable the distribution systems powering infrastructure to be more readily adapted to new imperatives for sustainability and resilience, while making electrical safety assurance more ubiquitous, accessible, and evergreen.”

Established in 1984 in Portland, Oregon, EasyPower today combines graphics-based modeling and analysis in order to make solving complex electrical engineering problems ever more straightforward and accessible.

EasyPower products are primarily used for designing, analysing, and monitoring power distribution systems serving industrial and commercial facilities, to ensure safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance.

EasyPower CEO Kevin Bates says the company is delighted to be joining Bentley Systems. “For nearly 40 years, EasyPower has been simplifying complex electrical engineering problems and helping our customers to confidently complete the job at hand,” he adds. “Our purpose has been to make electricity more accessible, more reliable, and safer to use.”

“Within and for Bentley Systems, we can now substantially scale up EasyPower’s reach – across the world, across infrastructure sectors, and across digital twin lifecycles!”

With an increasingly electrified future and with disparate and widely distributed energy resources on both sides of “the meter,” all infrastructure assets are set to benefit – in performance, economics, safety and resilience – from continued simulation and assessment of power distribution conditions and designs over their project and operating lifecycles.

Priorities for Bentley Systems will include integrating EasyPower’s schema and digital workflows with Bentley’s OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, OpenPlant, OpenRail, and Bentley Raceway and Cable Management applications.

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