Given that the reliability of energy supply is paramount for providers, our reputation for service reliability and responsiveness allows us to be a partner of choice for many Renewable Energy operators.

As the growth in Renewable Energy continues, the demand for smarter ways of accessing and processing data and the reliance on communication and control systems also expands. With this, comes the necessity for more sophisticated and reliable networking infrastructure. This makes your choice of communication installation partner critical to the success of your operation.

With a proven track record in delivering Utility and Government projects, specialising in providing communications and connectivity between the generator and the utility, we are uniquely placed to deliver projects in this space.

We recognise, that one of the priorities for any renewable energy generator is the need to advance the project towards successfully making the connection to the grid. The communications infrastructure is a critical part of this portion of the project.

Read about how we’ve made the difference for a Renewable Energy client below:


Merredin Solar Farm – Western Power Substation

Client Western Power

2019 – 2020

In March 2019 Risen Energy commenced construction work on a 360,000 panel solar energy farm near Merredin, Western Australia. The solar farm will be connected to the nearby Western Power Merredin Terminal at 220kV and is intended to generate approximately 281GWh annually.

Pathfinder was contracted directly by Western Power on this major utility project to assemble and install communications infrastrucure elements and devices, including fit out of communications racks for the new sites. This involved the management of customer-supplied materials such as Keymile multiplexers and Cisco Ethernet switches as well as specialist procurement of cables and devices.

Apart from fitting out and installing new communications equipment racks at the solar farm site, substations and terminal site, Pathfinder also had responsibility to install new civil communications infrastructure such as new pits and conduits.
This involved modifications to long haul multiplexer devices (Keymile XMC family products), VOIP equipment, changes to power systems and cabling and a complex array of brown-fields modifications such as upgrading interfaces and changes to patching.

With respect to optical fibre cabling tasks, Pathfinder supplied and installed conventional loose tube cable, MTP cables, high-strength type cable and the related joints and enclosures. We also performed splicing and termination of OPGW cables at several sites, including terminating and testing new OPGW lines associated with 220kV transmission system modifications in the area.

At the solar farm and terminal sites Pathfinder performing complex cabling installation tasks involving multiple services, protocols and cabling technologies. Pathfinder also installed, tested and commissioned the 48V DC rectifier systems at the sites, including provision of the AC interconnections to feed the new systems.