American Electric Power enhances electric substation design practices

American Electric Power enhances electric substation design practices

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

The company will use Bentley Substation’s integrated set of capabilities, which combines intuitive 3D modelling, electrical design functionality, and automatic bills of materials and report generation.

AEP will also use B/IM, which is Bentley’s strategy for the advancement of the reach and benefits of building information modelling (BIM).

This is delivered with better-performing assets through increased depth of information modelling, and better-performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility.

As a result, it anticipates faster design cycles and improved collaboration across physical and electrical design disciplines.

The utilities company is making the electrical and physical substation design product available to the more than 100 staff members in its transmission and engineering organisation.

It also plans to extend the software’s use to 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.”

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