AEP selects Bentley solution to enhance substation design

Source:Bentley Systems, Incorporated

American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, has chosen to enhance its electric substation design practices with Bentley Substation.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that American Electric Power (AEP) (NYSE: AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, has chosen to enhance its electric substation design practices with Bentley Substation. By taking advantage of Bentley Substation’s integrated set of capabilities combining intuitive 3D modeling, electrical design functionality, and automatic bills of materials and report generation, AEP will gain from B/IM, Bentley’s advancement of the reach and benefits of “BIM” – for better-performing assets through increased depth of information modeling, and better-performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility. As a result, AEP anticipates faster design cycles and improved collaboration across physical and electrical design disciplines.

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AEP selected Bentley Substation based on a careful review of commercially available alternatives, the productivity benefits demonstrated at other utilities, and the estimated improvement the software would make in its own design processes. AEP is making Bentley Substation available to the more than 100 staff members in its transmission and engineering organization and plans to extend the software’s use to also include its primary outsourced engineering contractors.

Richard Zambuni, Bentley industry marketing director, utilities, communications, and government, said, “We are very pleased that AEP has selected Bentley Substation to design greenfield and brownfield projects faster, more cost-effectively, and with higher quality. AEP joins the growing number of owner-operator utilities that are benefiting from the enormous productivity advantages of intelligent substation design.”

About Bentley Substation

Bentley Substation, the only integrated software product for intelligent electrical and physical substation design, empowers project teams to design substations at least 30 percent faster, increasing productivity, while also reducing errors and minimizing rework. Bentley Substation can be complemented with other Bentley design, simulation, collaboration, and asset performance management products to deliver a comprehensive lifecycle solution that accelerates delivery, increases reliability, and reduces operating costs of electric substations. For additional information about Bentley Substation and Bentley’s substation solution, visit

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