Mr Lyndon Frearson

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)[LF] , GAICD

Lyndon Frearson is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of CAT Projects. Since 2007 he has overseen its development as a leading engineering consultancy providing technical services and advice in power systems engineering and remote area project management to clients throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific.

During his time at CAT Projects, Mr Frearson has led the design and development of some of the largest [LF] and most innovative renewable energy projects in Australia, ranging from ‘Uterne’ (Australia's first utility scale – 1 MW - solar farm),  the Ti Tree, Kalkarindji and Lake Nash high penetration grid connect solar power stations through to PV and wind projects with plant sizes exceeding 120MW and the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre, a whole-of-system demonstration facility in Alice Springs that has become a resource for the international PV industry.

Mr Frearson has also led the [LF] initial development of the $42 million Alice Springs Solar City Program, a multi-year participatory community energy program, as well as being Project Director of the Bushlight India Project, an internationally recognised village electrification project in India which won Australia’s most prestigious engineering award, the Sir William Hudson Award, in 2011.Mr Frearson provides expert advice on renewable energy policy and development for a number of national and international panels, including the ARENA Technical Advisory Panel, and regularly presents at high-profile conferences and events such as the G20 and APEC conferences. Mr Frearson advises industry and government bodies in Australia and internationally,

including the ADB and World Bank on policy development, strategic planning and development for energy and electrification programs  as well as providing advisory services to a number of large private equity firms.