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ElectraNet Chooses Bentley Substation to Improve the Efficiency and Accuracy of Electric Substation Design

December 2, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that ElectraNet Pty Limited, the principal electricity transmission network service provider in South…

Bentley's SACS Software Help Visualize and Analyze Offshore Wind Turbines

December 2, 2012 - in Energy, Modeling

Bentley Systems today announced the release of SACS version 5.5 – software that expands installation capabilities, integrates new wind turbine platform…

Bentley’s SACS Software Help Visualize and Analyze Offshore Wind Turbines

December 2, 2012 - in Energy, Modeling

Bentley Systems today announced the release of SACS version 5.5 – software that expands installation capabilities, integrates new wind turbine platform…

The FREE Choices Portfolio Provides Details of Available Energy and Technologie

December 2, 2012 - in Energy, Projects, Renewables

Cleaner and more energy efficient energy solutions, propelled by targeted EU policies, could transform today’s energy profile for rural communities, according to a White Paper on ‘Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Rural Communities in Europe’ released…

EPRI: Sandy Exposes Smart Grid Limits, and Maturity

November 20, 2012 - in Energy

If you want to talk about how smart grid fared during Hurricane Sandy, Arshad Mansoor, a senior executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has two lines of thought: First, with recovery still ongoing, any post-mortem on the role of sensors and…

Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates Conference Attracts Experts

November 16, 2012 - in Announcement, Energy

There has been a high level of international interest and support for next week’s three-day conference, Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates, which offers a rich program of speakers on a range of topics related to the creation of integrated community…

Bentley Utilities Designer V8i to be Launched in 2013

November 13, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Bentley will launch the all-new Bentley Utilities Designer V8i (SELECTseries 3) in early 2013. Bentley Utilities Designer V8i is a CAD-based design application for electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities with integrated job and workflow management and…

Achieving Model-Based Design for the Smart Grid

November 12, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Sensors

Smart Meters and SCADA Contribute a Big Data Perspective Smart meters and intelligent electronic devices provide granular data about the state of the utility network in near real-time. The availability of such data is in no small part what is making the smart…

Where the Power Is Out and Returning Across the Northeast

November 2, 2012 - in Energy

The New York Times has created an interactive visualization, with timelines for the power outages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Felled trees and flooded substations meant widespread power outages across an 11-state region. View the online map here.

Waterproofing the Underground Smart Grid

November 1, 2012 - in Emergency, Energy

Hurricane Sandy has already left about 7.5 million U.S. East Coast residents without power, a number that could climb to 10 million from Maine to North Carolina. Some hard-hit utilities are warning that outages could last more than a week. In the meantime,…