Bentley Systems announces its acquisition of Portland, Oregon-based EasyPower. In a statement dated 23 February 2023, Bentley Systems detailed its takeover of EasyPower together with plans for its long-term future.
EasyPower intuitive interface
EasyPower is a leading developer of design and analysis software tools, including arcing flash solutions, aimed at electrical engineering professionals.
Screengrab showing EasyPower in action. (Image: EasyPower.)
Since its foundation in 1984, EasyPower has combined graphics-based modeling with sophisticated analysis. This makes solving complex electrical engineering problems more straightforward and accessible.
Its intuitive interface allows engineers to digitize complex electrical systems. Moreover, it enables the design, analysis, and optimization of intricate but robust electrical power distribution systems.
Monitoring power distribution
The main purpose of EasyPower products is primarily designing, analyzing, and monitoring power distribution systems. It serves industrial and commercial facilities, to ensure safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance. Bentley Systems’ CEO Greg Bentley explains:
“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.”
Bentley’s acquisition of EasyPower initially adds a further 45 experts to its headcount in North America. It also extends integrated and iterative power systems design and analysis for Bentley’s infrastructure and digital twin technologies. Furthermore, the acquisition of EasyPower broadens Bentley Systems’ comprehensiveness in infrastructure engineering.
Because of an increasingly electrified future, all AEC/O infrastructure assets will benefit from EasyPower integration. It will encompass disparate and widely distributed energy resources on both sides of “the meter.” Benefits will include cost-effectiveness, performance, resilience, and safety. Similarly, it will enable continued simulation and assessment of power distribution conditions and designs over entire construction and operating life cycles.
Therefore, priorities for Bentley Systems will include integrating EasyPower’s schema with Bentley’s own product range and digital workflows. Accordingly, it will integrate with Bentley’s OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, OpenPlant, OpenRail, and Bentley Raceway and Cable Management applications.
Further to Greg Bentley’s comments, EasyPower CEO Kevin Bates tells us, “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!”
About Bentley Systems
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, Bentley Systems Incorporated is a software company. Bentley’s product range includes:-
- AssetWise for asset and network performance.
- EasyPower for monitoring power distribution.
- iTwin Platform for infrastructure digital twins.
- MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation.
- ProjectWise for project delivery.
- Seequent’s leading geo professional software portfolio.
- SYNCHRO for construction management
Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, iTwin, MicroStation, ProjectWise, and Seequent are all trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems Incorporated or one of its subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.