Wendy McPate

Data in Asset ManagementChair Asset Management Manager
Origin Energy

Wendy McPate FIEAust CPEng EngExec RPEQ BEng (Elec)

Wendy McPate has 20 years' experience across multiple sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom; commencing her career in mining, resource, sugar, petrochemical and transitioning to the utility and energy sectors. She has a proven history of success in delivering outcomes and improvements in Asset Management, Project and technical Risk Management, engineering and maintenance. Her experience working as both a client and a consultant enables her to understand their respective influences and commercial drivers.

Wendy is currently the Asset Management Manager at Origin Energy for the Power Generation Business Unit which covers Gas, Coal and Hydro Generation assets geographically dispersed across Australia.

Wendy has the Engineers Australia credentials of Professional Engineer Fellow, Engineering Executive, Chartered Engineer, Registered Engineer of Queensland and is on the National Engineering Register. Wendy has a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Distinction) and a Graduate Certificate in Asset Management.

Good news for new assets and the path to clean energy as TasNetworks names the Old Tioxide Site as the potential location for the Marinus Link. Once routes and plans are approved, it will effectively repurpose the disused buildings and other assets as well as create hundreds of jobs, boosting the region’s economy.

The Marinus Link is a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity underground and subsea electricity interconnector between Tasmania and Victoria1. Once delivered, the Marinus Link will provide low-cost, reliable and clean energy to Tasmanians and the nation through the National Electricity Market.

The proposed converter station in Heybridge, near Burnie, will connect to the Tasmanian HVAC transmission network. From Heybridge, the HDVC route will proceed north-east underground across the narrow strip of coastal land, to the deep water off the Tasmanian coast2 and will arrive in the Latrobe Valley in south-east Victoria.

Development of the converter station is expected to commence in 2023.

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1 Sourced: https://www.marinuslink.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Proposed-route-overview-to-support-community-input-Marinus-Link.pdf p.5

2 Sourced: https://www.marinuslink.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Proposed-route-overview-to-support-community-input-Marinus-Link.pdf p.18

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