About Us

Power Grid Solutions Pty Ltd (PGS) is an electrical engineering consultancy based in Brisbane that provides power engineering solutions in Australia, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. We provide consulting engineering services in the area of power system studies and design of 220/132/110/66/33/22/11/6.6kV AIS and GIS substations.

Values & Point of difference

We provide innovative, reliable and cost effective engineering services that exceed client’s expectations. We work as a team to meet our deadlines; and pride ourselves on being professional with the highest level of integrity. For Queensland based projects, all our engineering services include an RPEQ certification at no extra cost to the client. For clients who are facility owners with access to the software (ETAP, PTW, Powerfactory), we provide electronic files for the power system models we develop at no extra cost. Our value-added service includes basic training straight after a major power study has been completed. This ensures the clients can update and maintained their model without incurring additional costs.

HV/MV/LV engineering services for commercial, industrial and utility power systems we offer include:

  • Load flow studies ( focus on: planning, feasibility studies, power factor correction)
  • Motor acceleration studies (both static and dynamic)
  • Short circuits studies
  • Protection coordination studies – commercial & industrial power systems
  • Advanced protection coordination studies – utility power systems
  • Arc flash studies
  • Harmonic studies
  • Power system stability studies: transient, oscillatory, voltage and frequency stability
  • Grid connection of renewable generation studies: Solar farms, wind farms and hybrid systems
  • Earth grid analysis
  • Secondary & Primary systems design of AIS & GIS Substations up to 220kV

Past Experience

Completed projects in various industries include the following:

Power System Studies:

  • Lord Howe Island Hybrid Renewable Generation – Engineering Estimates, QLD
  • Barangaroo Power System Study – 33/11/0.415kV Network Losses, NSW
  • Centennial Coal: Power Studies for Spingvale, Airly and Charbon Coal Mines, QLD
  • Evolution Mining: Mount Rawdon Gold Mine Arc flash Study, QLD
  • BMA Coal: Crinum North Mine Protection Coordination study, QLD
  • BHP West Cliff Coal Processing Plant (CPP) – Network Expansion Study,QLD
  • Samancor Ferrochrome: 33/22/6.6kV Network Study, South Africa, JHB
  • Samancor Ferrochrome: 22kV Power Quality Study, South Africa, JHB
  • Tenke Fungurume Copper Mine: 220/33kV Power Factor Correction Study, Republic of Congo, DRC
  • Moatise Coal Mine:220/66/22kV Protection Coordination Study, Mozambique
  • Debswana – Jwaneng Diamond Mine: 6.6kV Tailings Power System Study, Botswana
  • SAPREEF –Arc flash study, South Africa
  • Rand Water Engineering Evaluation – 13 x Booster Pump Station, Johannesburg

Substation & Switchyard Design:

  • Clare Solar Farm 132/33kV Substation – Concept Design, Estimation and Pre-engineering, QLD
  • Yallourn Mine – 220/22kV Switchyard Design – Concept & Detailed Design, Vic
  • Brownfield Substations: Ergon Energy CB Replacement Program (13x Subs, 66/33/11kV), QLD
  • South Toowoomba Substation (110/33/11kV AIS to GIS upgrade), QLD
  • Greenfield Substation: 132/22kV Wiggins Island – Concept and Detailed Design, Gladstone, QLD
  • Port Elizabeth Algoa Road Substation: 132/11kV Substation, JHB, South Africa
  • Consolidated Power Projects:132kV Swartkoppies Substation Refurbishment, JHB, South Africa
  • Sasol:11/6.6kV Switchgear Replacement, Secunda, South Africa

Managing Director

Innocent Bisanabo,

Bsc.Eng (Elect), M.Eng (Elect Power), Dip. PM

Specialist Power Systems Engineer, MIEAust CPEng, NER, RPEQ (14438)

Innocent, as a managing director and founder of Power Grid Solutions brings 10 years of power systems consulting experience to projects. His power system engineering experience includes conducting feasibility studies and network simulation studies using state of the art software packages: ETAP, PowerFactory & PTW tools. He has completed numerous studies in heavy industries including mines, oil refineries, factories, utility distribution and transmission systems. His design experience includes concept and detailed design of secondary and primary systems of 220/132/110/66/33/22/11/6.6kV AIS & GIS substations.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, 2007), and a Master of Power Engineering degree from the University of Wollongong (New South Wales, 2013). To stay abreast of the latest development in technologies, Innocent undertakes regular advanced technical training in USA, Germany & Australia in a form of short courses and seminars on various power system engineering topics. As a volunteer, he serves as a panelist for CPEng Professional interview in Brisbane.

Quality Assurance

PGS is committed to supplying engineering services of consistent quality that conforms fully with company and statutory requirements and meets our client’s documented and implied expectations in terms of technical content, budget and time compliance. As such, all our QLD based projects include an RPEQ certification as standard at no extra charge.

We are committed to the continual review, development and improvement of all aspects of the business with emphasis on:

  • The development and improvement of the company’s engineering services in line with clients’ needs and expectation;
  • The ongoing technical expertise development and training in order to meet the company’s quality objectives;
  • Utilising generally accepted industry best practices in the management of projects and all other services we provide;
  • Establishing and reviewing quality objectives at all levels that are achievable, realistic and measurable taking into account preventative action for outside influences that could prevent the achievement of the objective;
  • Future development of an efficient and effective Quality Management System that is consistent with the requirements of ISO 9001-2000.