Underground Power Design

It’s more than just power

In 1996, when the government mandated that all future power distribution systems must be installed underground and that the private sector would be responsible for design and documentation of these services, WGE identified this opportunity and reacted quickly. We established a team of electrical experts at the forefront of design to take on the challenge.

Our Underground Power Design (UPD) team has over 50 collective years of power experience and has been behind many large projects including Perth Waterfront and Latitude 32 in Hope Valley, an industrial estate with the first dedicated solar roadway requiring a large number of fittings over hundreds of kilometres.

Due to the quality of our work, we’ve become the trusted consultant by local authorities and many of our clients. For example some of our design proposals have been adopted by Western Power as their standard for future inner-city developments.

Five reasons to choose WGE Underground Power Design services:

  • We offer a full service. We’re one of few companies offering a multi-discipline approach to your project.  Working across civil and building services we have the capability to deliver on all underground power projects for both land and developments.
  • We have earned the industry’s trust. We keep abreast of best practice and are committed to professional development and ongoing education. We’re well represented on Australia’s leading industry bodies such as the Infrastructure Committee for Urban Development Institute of Australia.
  • We’re connected. Our contacts and long term relationships with people in local authorities, government departments and industry bodies means that we’re up-to-date with what’s happening and understand their requirements.  This means that your project will go smoothly and be delivered on time and on budget.
  • We take a sustainable approach. Underground power design must meet the highest standards and comply with environmental and green star initiatives.  In conjunction with our sustainability and electrical teams we are involved in solar power generation and non-grid connected systems which have become a big part of our business.
  • It’s more than just power. We’re experts at telecommunications and NBN services, lighting, solar power lighting, power generation, infrastructure master planning and so much more.

Our advice to clients

Early planning is the key and a full brief is vital. Think laterally about the project and all the elements that may affect the plan so that you prevent expensive mistakes in the future. Involve your consultants from early stages of every development and ensure their expert advice is taken on board.

Liliana Mironov, Underground Power Design Section Manager, Principal

News & Articles

News June 19, 2017

Young engineers learn from industry experts

WGE’s Sydney team recently took part in a Young Engineers Australia event to gain an understanding of the issues that can arise on engineering projects.

Attendees heard from keynote speakers including Dr Jan Hayes from read more »

News June 07, 2017

Fiction is fun, but reality will sell

Imagine standing on the balcony of your yet-to-be-built house on your still vacant block and seeing the sunset or ocean views. This is no longer science fiction, says Darren Pesich. A director and Perth civil read more »

News June 01, 2017

Bushmead Estate recognised by the UDIA

Bushmead by Cedar Woods has received a prestigious six-leaf certification under the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) highly regarded EnviroDevelopment program.

WGE is providing civil, structural and underground power engineering services to create Perth’s read more »