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Strengthen your safety and integrity of your transmission and distribution systems. Enjoy easy supply chain communication anytime, anywhere. Improve asset health, boost system performance, and ensure unwavering integrity and dependability with valuable insights.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Speed up design with a unified environment, cutting costs, simplifying workflows, automating projects, reducing risks, and ensuring code compliance for a safer, reliable grid.

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Empower People with Data-Centric Workflows

Engineer and Design Intelligently

Digital delivery improves design efficiency with a complete representation of the design intent. Assess and understand existing conditions, and understand the financial impact.

Collaborate Effectively

Collaborate more effectively across all project stakeholders. Trust that detailed records of all design and engineering activities are maintained. Make better decisions with easy access to the right information.

Maximize Asset Performance

Improve asset performance and work smarter with digital inspections and maintenance ensuring accurate reporting and compliance.

  • Planning
  • Transmission and Distribution Planning

    Integrated planning and analysis can help you make data-driven decisions that support storm hardening, risk mitigation, decentralized energy, and other modernization to better support future demand.

    Plan for Modernization, Storms, or to Mitigate Wildfire Risks

    Increase your overhead telecommunications and distribution system integrity. Ensure reliable service, reduce safety concerns, and optimize overhead financial investments.

    Visualize and Analyze Distribution Networks

    Integrate power systems analysis with geographic information system (GIS) data. Evaluate distribution grid performance models for accurate forecasting.

    black computer icon with checkmark on screen

    Recommended Software and Solutions

    You can make informed decisions using up-to-date information, integrated analysis and design – all within collaborative cross-discipline environments. Align your projects with the latest codes and regulatory compliance, reduce the complexity of designing electrical systems using current engineering rules and standards, and integrate with ERP to ensure optimized engineering design and system cost.

    Overhead Analysis and Planning

    Manage all overhead line data in a single location for easily distributing to all departments and contractors. Integrate all functions necessary for efficient and effective overhead power line design and analysis for new or existing projects including terrain modeling, engineering, spotting, drafting, and construction documentation.

    Network Planning and Analysis

    Create intelligent 3D substation models from a database of intelligent objects. You can use the model to seed, create, link, and maintain consistency across 2D drawings, electrical schematics, and reports. And you can speed project collaboration and coordination and minimize errors/rework with linked and cross-referenced 3D layouts and electrical drawings.

  • Design
  • Transmission and Distribution Design

    Prepare your transmission and distribution systems to meet the demands for the next decade and beyond. This might require an evolution across teams, workflows, and technology to become a data-centric environment where decisions better support the needs of energy transition and address the increasing energy demand.

    Integrate Transmission Overhead Power Line Design Processes

    Save time associated with sharing simple to overly complex transmission projects with access to accurate structure usage, line clearances, vegetation clearances, thermal line ratings, plan and profile sheets, sag tension reports, staking data, construction documents managing all overhead line data in a single location for easy distribution to all departments and contractors regardless of location.

    Improve Efficiency and Accuracy with 3D Substations

    Reduce design time by 30% with reality modeling and intelligent design using the latest engineering rules and standards. With a single view of physical design and electric protection and controls you get improved accuracy, enhanced collaboration, faster turnaround times, and reduced costs.

    Eliminate Overdesign, Reduce Capital Expenses, and Streamline Distribution Design

    Collect, model, and optimize overhead distribution assets, to help increase system integrity, ensure reliable service, and reduce safety concerns. You can align projects with the latest structural codes and regulatory compliance while providing valuable insights into a project’s workflow.

    black computer icon with checkmark on screen

    Recommended Software and Solutions

    Bentley’s integrated analysis and design helps utilities ensure the use of the latest codes and regulatory compliance, reduces the complexity of designing electrical systems using current engineering rules and standards, and integrates with ERP to ensure optimized engineering design and system cost.

    Transmission Systems Design

    Manage all overhead line data in a single location to easily distribute to all departments and contractors.
    Integrate all functions necessary for efficient and effective overhead power line design and analysis for new or existing projects including terrain modeling, engineering, spotting, drafting, and construction documentation.

    Substation Physical Design and Electric Protection and Controls

    Create intelligent 3D substation models from a database of intelligent objects. You can use the model to seed, create, link, and maintain consistency across 2D drawings, electrical schematics, and reports. And you can speed project collaboration and coordination and minimize errors/rework with linked and cross-referenced 3D layouts and electrical drawings.

    Distribution Overhead Design

    Assess distribution vulnerability and prioritize where to improve or replace distribution assets, and then accurately estimate costs. Improve engineering, coordination, efficiency, and clarity of joint use poles/pole attachments.

    “Otto and the PLS team have created the standard for efficiency and software-enablement of the indispensable work of power transmission engineers. However, the accelerated pace of the global energy transition creates a need for further expansion of and innovation in the grid. We’re confident Bentley Systems can provide the right surrounding constellation to expand Power Line Systems toward full grid digital twins.”

    – Ashu Agrawal, a managing director at TA Associates and Power Line Systems
  • Construction
  • Transmission and Distribution Construction

    From field to office – increase the visibility, predictability, and productivity of your construction projects so you can deliver winning projects – from design to pre-bid to project execution and handoff.

    courtesy of Shijiazhuang

    Improve Construction Planning

    Resolve substation construction issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Manage project schedule versus performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

    courtesy of National Grid

    Enable Collaboration for Better Results

    Advance coordination with supply chain and stakeholders to reduce the risk of delays. Improve safety and enable first-time-right construction. Close communication gaps between the field and office with shared access to site reports, issues, and safety observations to speed decisions.

    Manage Construction in One Place

    Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better and faster data-driven decisions.

    black computer icon with checkmark on screen

    Recommended Software and Solutions

    Bentley offers a complete construction management solution to help firms manage planning, scheduling, resources, contracts, budgets, and execution of construction projects. The solution enables construction firms to improve the use of their project data to optimize decision-making, resources, and profitability throughout the entire project lifecycle.

    Construction Software

    Get all your construction management in one place, so that you can plan and better manage people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably.

    "Having a complete 3D model at the time of constructability review allows us to measure electrical and physical clearance in real time, which helps eliminate costly conflicts during construction phases. With today’s increasing substation complexity and decreasing substation footprint, having a 3D model is a must."

    – Ralph Hansen, Construction Supervisor – Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Operations
  • Transmission and Distribution Operations and Maintenance

    Ensure grid reliability through proactive asset lifecycle management. Help your maintenance teams work smarter with digital inspections to ensure accurate reporting and compliance, improve safety, and create savings in inspections and maintenance.

    courtesy of EPCOR

    Improve Asset Performance

    Asset health monitoring helps improve performance and asset life, and helps utilities meet their reporting requirements. Asset health monitoring helps to identify risk and schedule maintenance programs to minimize downtime and failures and extend the life of your assets. Use it to reduce risk and ensure predictable production.

    courtesy of Essential Energy

    Inspect Assets Digitally

    Minimize time spent on location, improve worker safety, and reduce overall cost of inspection programs. You can continuously capture utility assets and federate this information with other operation, asset, and engineering data.

    Continuously Monitor Assets

    Get the right information at the right time for proactive risk management, safety, and predictive maintenance applications. You can observe changes in the surroundings over time helping to predict potential future behaviors.

    black computer icon with checkmark on screen

    Recommended Software and Solutions

    Bentley’s asset performance software provides a set of applications for optimizing utility assets. Used by maintenance engineers, inspectors, and asset managers, our solutions leverage the data organizations own to mitigate risk, increase operational efficiency, improve performance, and ensure regulatory compliance.

    Asset Performance Software

    Ensure predictability with reliability strategy and risk-based analysis, data management, and decision support. And optimize maintenance strategies for safety and compliance.

    Monitoring and Inspection Software

    Provide easier access to information on hard-to-inspect or far away locations. And with the use of other solutions such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, you can build a digital twin that automatically detects issues.

    Business Intelligence Software

    Visualize data from multiple third-party systems, including point cloud data, imagery, texture 3D mesh, and traditional GIS and engineering data to develop a comprehensive view for analysis and action.

    “Our company evaluated other software programs and found SPIDA to be our best choice on a long list of relatively long business requirements. SPIDA integrated well with our primary record and data keeping program.”

    – A senior specialist Transmission Engineering Southern California Edison

Transmission and Distribution Planning

Integrated planning and analysis can help you make data-driven decisions that support storm hardening, risk mitigation, decentralized energy, and other modernization to better support future demand.

Plan for Modernization, Storms, or to Mitigate Wildfire Risks

Increase your overhead telecommunications and distribution system integrity. Ensure reliable service, reduce safety concerns, and optimize overhead financial investments.

Visualize and Analyze Distribution Networks

Integrate power systems analysis with geographic information system (GIS) data. Evaluate distribution grid performance models for accurate forecasting.

black computer icon with checkmark on screen

Recommended Software and Solutions

You can make informed decisions using up-to-date information, integrated analysis and design – all within collaborative cross-discipline environments. Align your projects with the latest codes and regulatory compliance, reduce the complexity of designing electrical systems using current engineering rules and standards, and integrate with ERP to ensure optimized engineering design and system cost.

Overhead Analysis and Planning

Manage all overhead line data in a single location for easily distributing to all departments and contractors. Integrate all functions necessary for efficient and effective overhead power line design and analysis for new or existing projects including terrain modeling, engineering, spotting, drafting, and construction documentation.

Network Planning and Analysis

Create intelligent 3D substation models from a database of intelligent objects. You can use the model to seed, create, link, and maintain consistency across 2D drawings, electrical schematics, and reports. And you can speed project collaboration and coordination and minimize errors/rework with linked and cross-referenced 3D layouts and electrical drawings.

Transmission and Distribution Design

Prepare your transmission and distribution systems to meet the demands for the next decade and beyond. This might require an evolution across teams, workflows, and technology to become a data-centric environment where decisions better support the needs of energy transition and address the increasing energy demand.

Integrate Transmission Overhead Power Line Design Processes

Save time associated with sharing simple to overly complex transmission projects with access to accurate structure usage, line clearances, vegetation clearances, thermal line ratings, plan and profile sheets, sag tension reports, staking data, construction documents managing all overhead line data in a single location for easy distribution to all departments and contractors regardless of location.

Improve Efficiency and Accuracy with 3D Substations

Reduce design time by 30% with reality modeling and intelligent design using the latest engineering rules and standards. With a single view of physical design and electric protection and controls you get improved accuracy, enhanced collaboration, faster turnaround times, and reduced costs.

Eliminate Overdesign, Reduce Capital Expenses, and Streamline Distribution Design

Collect, model, and optimize overhead distribution assets, to help increase system integrity, ensure reliable service, and reduce safety concerns. You can align projects with the latest structural codes and regulatory compliance while providing valuable insights into a project’s workflow.

black computer icon with checkmark on screen

Recommended Software and Solutions

Bentley’s integrated analysis and design helps utilities ensure the use of the latest codes and regulatory compliance, reduces the complexity of designing electrical systems using current engineering rules and standards, and integrates with ERP to ensure optimized engineering design and system cost.

Transmission Systems Design

Manage all overhead line data in a single location to easily distribute to all departments and contractors.
Integrate all functions necessary for efficient and effective overhead power line design and analysis for new or existing projects including terrain modeling, engineering, spotting, drafting, and construction documentation.

Substation Physical Design and Electric Protection and Controls

Create intelligent 3D substation models from a database of intelligent objects. You can use the model to seed, create, link, and maintain consistency across 2D drawings, electrical schematics, and reports. And you can speed project collaboration and coordination and minimize errors/rework with linked and cross-referenced 3D layouts and electrical drawings.

Distribution Overhead Design

Assess distribution vulnerability and prioritize where to improve or replace distribution assets, and then accurately estimate costs. Improve engineering, coordination, efficiency, and clarity of joint use poles/pole attachments.

“Otto and the PLS team have created the standard for efficiency and software-enablement of the indispensable work of power transmission engineers. However, the accelerated pace of the global energy transition creates a need for further expansion of and innovation in the grid. We’re confident Bentley Systems can provide the right surrounding constellation to expand Power Line Systems toward full grid digital twins.”

– Ashu Agrawal, a managing director at TA Associates and Power Line Systems

Transmission and Distribution Construction

From field to office – increase the visibility, predictability, and productivity of your construction projects so you can deliver winning projects – from design to pre-bid to project execution and handoff.

courtesy of Shijiazhuang

Improve Construction Planning

Resolve substation construction issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Manage project schedule versus performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

courtesy of National Grid

Enable Collaboration for Better Results

Advance coordination with supply chain and stakeholders to reduce the risk of delays. Improve safety and enable first-time-right construction. Close communication gaps between the field and office with shared access to site reports, issues, and safety observations to speed decisions.

Manage Construction in One Place

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better and faster data-driven decisions.

black computer icon with checkmark on screen

Recommended Software and Solutions

Bentley offers a complete construction management solution to help firms manage planning, scheduling, resources, contracts, budgets, and execution of construction projects. The solution enables construction firms to improve the use of their project data to optimize decision-making, resources, and profitability throughout the entire project lifecycle.

Construction Software

Get all your construction management in one place, so that you can plan and better manage people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably.

"Having a complete 3D model at the time of constructability review allows us to measure electrical and physical clearance in real time, which helps eliminate costly conflicts during construction phases. With today’s increasing substation complexity and decreasing substation footprint, having a 3D model is a must."

– Ralph Hansen, Construction Supervisor – Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Transmission and Distribution Operations and Maintenance

Ensure grid reliability through proactive asset lifecycle management. Help your maintenance teams work smarter with digital inspections to ensure accurate reporting and compliance, improve safety, and create savings in inspections and maintenance.

courtesy of EPCOR

Improve Asset Performance

Asset health monitoring helps improve performance and asset life, and helps utilities meet their reporting requirements. Asset health monitoring helps to identify risk and schedule maintenance programs to minimize downtime and failures and extend the life of your assets. Use it to reduce risk and ensure predictable production.

courtesy of Essential Energy

Inspect Assets Digitally

Minimize time spent on location, improve worker safety, and reduce overall cost of inspection programs. You can continuously capture utility assets and federate this information with other operation, asset, and engineering data.

Continuously Monitor Assets

Get the right information at the right time for proactive risk management, safety, and predictive maintenance applications. You can observe changes in the surroundings over time helping to predict potential future behaviors.

black computer icon with checkmark on screen

Recommended Software and Solutions

Bentley’s asset performance software provides a set of applications for optimizing utility assets. Used by maintenance engineers, inspectors, and asset managers, our solutions leverage the data organizations own to mitigate risk, increase operational efficiency, improve performance, and ensure regulatory compliance.

Asset Performance Software

Ensure predictability with reliability strategy and risk-based analysis, data management, and decision support. And optimize maintenance strategies for safety and compliance.

Monitoring and Inspection Software

Provide easier access to information on hard-to-inspect or far away locations. And with the use of other solutions such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, you can build a digital twin that automatically detects issues.

Business Intelligence Software

Visualize data from multiple third-party systems, including point cloud data, imagery, texture 3D mesh, and traditional GIS and engineering data to develop a comprehensive view for analysis and action.

“Our company evaluated other software programs and found SPIDA to be our best choice on a long list of relatively long business requirements. SPIDA integrated well with our primary record and data keeping program.”

– A senior specialist Transmission Engineering Southern California Edison

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