About ETAP

ETAP is the global market and technology leader in electrical power system modeling, design, analysis, optimization, control, and automation software.

The company has been powering success for nearly 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solution for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems. Founded in 1986, ETAP is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, with offices around the world.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art products and superior engineering services by combining advanced technologies with the highest standard in quality to achieve overall customer satisfaction.



Timeline of ETAP

  • 2016

    Celebrating 30 years of powering success!

  • 2015

    ETAP hosts its first annual Global User Conference in Irvine, California.

    ETAP 14.0 is released.

    Star Auto-Evaluation: Automated Protection & Coordination Evaluation

    ETAP Automation USA moves to new development campus.

  • 2014

    ETAP 12.6 is released.

    Multi-languages Edition for Korean and Portuguese are released.

    ETAP Wins ACG 2014 Corporate Growth Award.

    ETAP UK office opens in London, England.

  • 2013

    ETAP 12.5 is released.

    ETAP 12.0 is released.

    Student Edition is made available globally.

    ETAP France office is opened.

  • 2012

    ETAP 11.1 is released.

    Multi-language Edition expands to offer Russian.

    The 7 C’s of ETAP is established to reemphasis the company’s customer driven philosophy.

    ETAP expands its Help-Desk Support Centers globally.

    ETAP opens new offices across China.

  • 2011

    ETAP 11.0 is released.

    ETAP Europe is established with its first office in the Netherlands.

  • 2010

    ETAP 7.5 is released.

    Multi-language Edition expands to include Spanish, Chinese & Japanese plus translated reports in six languages including German & Portuguese.

    ETAP Academic Scholarship Program is reestablished.

    ETAP India offices are established.

    ETAP Middle East office is established in Dubai, UAE.

  • 2009

    ETAP 7.0 is released.

    ETAP GRID ™ - Smart Grid & Microgird is introduced.

  • 2008

    ETAP 6.0 is released.

    ETAP receives CSE / EC&M, Product of the Year Award.

  • 2007

    ETAP 5.6 is released.

    ETAP Partner Program is established.

    Automatic Generation Control (AGC) is offered with ETAP Real-Time solution.

  • 2006

    ETAP 5.5 is released.

    Multi-language edition is offered in Chinese and Japanese.

    Intelligent Substation (iSub) is added to ETAP Real-Time Solution.

  • 2005

    ETAP Real-Time Solution expands to include:

    Energy Management System (EMS)

    Intelligent Load Shedding (ILS)

  • 2004

    ETAP 5.0 is released.

    ETAP Star Protective Device Coordination is released.

    ETAP Arc Flash Analysis program is released.

  • 2002

    ETAP 4.7 is released.

    ETAP Learning Center is established.

    ETAP Power Lab Program for educational institutes is launched.

  • 2001

    ETAP 4.0 is released.

    First ETAP China office is opened in Nanjing.

  • 2000

    ETAP 3.0 is released.

    First annual ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group Conference and Symposium is held.

  • 1998

    ETAP 2.0 is release including ETAP Real-Time Solution.

  • 1996

    ETAP 1.0 is released for Windows 32-bit systems.

  • 1995

    ETAP receives ISO 9001 Certification.

    ETAP releases DOS 7.3.

  • 1993

    ETAP releases DOS 7.1.

  • 1992

    ETAP releases DOS 6.5.

  • 1991

    ETAP attains Nuclear Compliance.

    First installation of ETAP Power System Monitoring & Simulation at Texaco Refinery.

  • 1986

    Operation Technology, Inc. is Established

    ETAP has its first release of ETAP DOS 1.0

  • 1983

    Development of ETAP begins