OpenUtilities Analysis

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OpenUtilities Analysis

Integrated Planning and Analysis for Grid Modernization

Improve planning and grid management for distributed energy resources

Understanding the impact of distributed energy resources (DER) interconnection often requires a more detailed study to help mitigate potential performance fluctuations and business risks associated with a utility’s electrical power distribution system. 

What is OpenUtilities Analysis?

OpenUtilities Analysis (Powered by Siemens’ PSS®SINCAL) enables you to forecast and model the grid for decentralized energy without disrupting current operations. This situation means accurate forecasting, state-of-the-art models, and the ability to study many scenarios. It helps streamline the DER approval process with efficient and accurate impact analysis to optimize power flow and mitigate risks. 

The software enables you to work in an environment that integrates power systems analysis capabilities with geographic information system (GIS) capabilities. Evaluating distribution grid performance models means accurate forecasting and the ability to study many scenarios. With Bentley and Siemens, you get a highly dynamic mode of analysis where network models are always up to date.

Integrate multiple GIS and data sources into a single network model

Query data from multiple data sources including Oracle Spatial, Microsoft SQL Server, Esri, and GE Smallworld.

Conduct power flow analysis

Perform load flow analysis of power system network and determine voltage, current, and real and active power flows in a system under a given load conditions.

Perform GIS analysis and visualization

Create thematic maps of voltage at each node to help plan for infrastructure improvements and smart grid implementations.

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Licensing options

One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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Improve planning and grid management for distributed energy resources