ProjectWise, powered by iTwin

Enable Full Digital Project Delivery for Electric Utilities

Bentley has extended the digital capabilities of ProjectWise, powered by iTwin, from engineering work-in-progress to full digital delivery to enable an efficient, collaborative electric infrastructure design.

Discover how ProjectWise is helping our users and then talk to us about how we can help you too.

The demand for electric capacity is increasing, energy supplies are transitioning toward clean and renewable sources, and climate change has utilities grappling with both mitigation and recovery of assets. All this change means that utilities face many challenges to modernize the grid and make it more sustainable and resilient.


As infrastructure is updated to accommodate new technologies, utilities must ensure the capability and integrity of their generation, transmission, and distribution systems. This process requires moving beyond information silos to create greater visibility, improved productivity, and increased collaboration.   


To maximize productivity, electric utilities need to leverage existing resources and knowledge across disparate teams. Utilities will need to embrace digital innovations—helping attract and retain the next generation of vocationally trained employees - to improve information sharing and collaboration.   

Check out how our electric utility users have realized the following benefits:


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South Street Substation, Rhode Island


The South Street Substation in Providence, Rhode Island presented numerous challenges with an aggressive timeline and tight budget.

Faced with a requirement to keep the original substation operational, Transportation and Consulting Engineering Services (TRC) turned to ProjectWise for file sharing and secure storage so enabling the team to collaborate on over 2,000 CAD files and to incorporate critical information from the files within various 3D design platforms.

The fully integrated design model was used for cross-discipline reviews and clash detection, helping them realize several areas requiring redesign prior to installation or construction, saving significant time and costs. 

Xudong underground substation


Leveraging Bentley’s 3D and reality modeling applications with ProjectWise, the team at POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. (HEEC) developed a digital, data-driven lifecycle substation solution to plan the substation layout, eliminating the need to demolish six surrounding houses and reducing the total land area.

Performing clash detection avoided over 90% of collisions and 50 reworks, which saved CNY 3 million in costs associated with potential project changes.

By establishing collaborative digital design and construction workflows, HEEC reduced the construction period by 30 days.

New South Wales, Australia


Essential Energy implemented digital solutions to keep costs down and unlock value among small capital energy projects across New South Wales, Australia. They chose ProjectWise as the single source of truth and utilized other Bentley applications to digitize survey, design, and construction workflows.

They created a low-cost intelligent reality modeling-based solution to overcome the challenges related to data acquisition, compatibility, and construction drawing accuracy.

They realized an overall reduction of 50% of project costs attributed just to the design component, and a reduction in travel of 80%, reducing their carbon footprint and improve site safety.

How can ProjectWise help you?


Collaborate with supply chain partners using clearly defined data access, roles and tasks lists to maintain consistency across fluid teams.


Bring real-world context to projects by combining engineering and reality data in models, enabling utilities to inform their designs with up-to-date information. For instance, substations often lack accurate documentation and do not adhere to the latest engineering standards making upgrades to substations tedious work. By capturing field conditions and combining it with engineering data, designs can be quickly optimized and validated.

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Quality assured components from the Component Centre can be selected based on whole life costs, as well as their data being incorporated into carbon dashboards to track net zero goals, dramatically increasing the efficiency, safety and quality of current and future projects.

Ready for more efficient, collaborative, and sustainable infrastructure design?

Get ready to transform your business with Bentley’s project delivery solutions that provide end-to-end workflows and data you can trust, learn from and reuse to enhance the quality and efficiency of future projects.

Built for any size of infrastructure design organisation in order to advance your design portfolio and digital project delivery with our standardized solution, Bentley's success services and latest capabilities:

  • engineering work in progress
  • digital design delivery
  • enhanced data governance
  • portfolio intelligence

It's time to evolve to a data-centric approach, to start taking advantage of digital twins and Bentley’s infrastructure schema in order to improve project performance and productivity.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements and how ProjectWise can help your electric utility projects!

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