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.

Western Power is set to build a state-of-the-art facility in Albany.

The $16 million energy hub will be created to enhance safety for employees, improve operations and future-proof electricity supply for the region. Design for the facility include single-flow traffic, the separation of heavy and light vehicles, and reduced space between forklifts and employees. It will also include charging ports for electric vehicles in the visitor car park and inside the building.

The facility will replace Western Power’s ageing existing facility on the same site, and construction is expected to commence in May 2021. The new facility and assets contained within it are expected to meet the energy needs of the community in the Great Southern Region1.

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1 All information in this post sourced: https://www.westernpower.com.au/community/news-opinion/new-16-million-energy-facility-for-albany 

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