The user-friendly interface of EasyPower facilitates the design, analysis, and optimization of intricate electrical power distribution systems while empowering users to digitize their electrical systems. Thanks to Bentley Systems for the image.
A major provider of design and analysis software tools, including arc flash solutions, for electrical engineering experts, EasyPower has been bought by Bentley Systems, Inc., a provider of infrastructure engineering software. Since its establishment in 1984, EasyPower, located in Portland, Oregon, has creatively blended graphics-based modeling and analysis to make resolving challenging electrical engineering issues even more simple and more approachable. To assure safety, dependability, and regulatory compliance, EasyPower solutions are primarily used for building, assessing, and monitoring power distribution systems servicing industrial and commercial establishments.
Bentley’s acquisition of EasyPower expands its breadth in infrastructure engineering by extending integrated and iterative power systems design and analysis for infrastructure digital twins of every sort. All infrastructure assets will benefit from continued simulation and assessment of power distribution conditions and designs over the course of their project and operating lifecycles due to the future’s increasing electrification and the disparate and widely distributed energy resources on both sides of “the meter” in terms of performance, economics, safety, and resilience. Integrating EasyPower’s digital processes and schema with Bentley’s OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, OpenPlant, OpenRail, and Bentley Raceway and Cable Management tools will be a top priority for Bentley Systems.
CEO Greg Bentley said, “All infrastructure projects and assets have power distribution systems, which are too frequently analyzed using unnecessarily complicated software that is disconnected from 3D/4D BIM and digital twin workflows. 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.”
EasyPower CEO Kevin Bates said, “We are delighted to be joining Bentley Systems at this point of inflection for electrical power in infrastructure and in infrastructure digital twins. For nearly 40 years, EasyPower has been simplifying complex electrical engineering problems and helping our customers to confidently complete the job at hand. 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!”
The acquisition of EasyPower initially adds 45 expert colleagues in North America.