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Columbus, Ohio-based utility American Electric Power (AEP) has chosen software solutions provider Bentley Systems Inc. to help enhance its electric substation design practices with Bentley Substation, an integrated software product for intelligent electrical and physical substation design.

According to Bentley, its software solution offers an integrated set of capabilities that combine intuitive 3D modeling, electrical design functionality, and automatic bills of materials and report generation.

The company says AEP is making Bentley Substation available to the more than 100 staff members in its transmission and engineering organization and plans to extend the software's use to also include its primary outsourced engineering contractors.

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