Bentley software helps meet government legislation
Essent Local Energy Solutions (ELES) has implemented a utility geographical information system (GIS) for the design and operation of its district heating network with the help of Bentley SISNET.
ELES has determined that Bentley SISNET is more cost effective than its previous system, but that its built-in data model specific to district heating makes documentation of the network more accurate and reliable.
This software allows all types of utility networks to be documented and accessed within a single user interface using a single data store.
Driving the project was new Dutch government legislation requiring energy utilities to split or unbundle their network, production, and trade operations.
This made it essential that ELES replace its GE-Smallworld GIS from Enexis (Essent's former grid company) and migrate all existing data to a new system.
Bentley SISNET was chosen for ELES as it interoperates with the utility's existing Bentley SISHYD network analysis and thermal-hydraulic calculation software.
The new system enables data to be instantly available to the Bentley SISHYD network modeling and analysis application for hydraulic and thermal calculations, which are necessary to optimize the piping in the district heating networks.
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