Bentley Systems Announces Acquisition of EasyPower®, Leader in Power Systems Engineering Software


Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, announced today the acquisition of EasyPower, a leading developer of design and analysis software tools for electrical engineering professionals, including arc flash solutions. Since its inception in 1984, Portland, Oregon-based EasyPower has pioneered the use of graphics-based modeling and analysis to make solving complex electrical engineering problems easier and more accessible.

EasyPower products are primarily used to ensure the safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance of power distribution systems serving industrial and commercial facilities.

Bentley’s acquisition of EasyPower expands its infrastructure engineering capabilities by extending integrated and iterative power system design and analysis for all types of infrastructure digital twins. With an increasingly electrified future and disparate and widely distributed energy resources on both sides of “the meter,” all infrastructure assets will benefit from ongoing simulation and assessment of power distribution conditions and designs over their project and operating lifecycles in terms of performance, economics, safety, and resilience.

CEO Greg Bentley said, “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.”


EasyPower CEO Kevin Bates said, “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!”

The acquisition of EasyPower initially adds 45 expert colleagues in North America.


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