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.

TransGrid commits to delivering the nation’s biggest interconnector and will invest $1.8 billion1 into its construction.

The interconnector, EnergyConnect, is a transformational energy project which will save NSW customers up to $64 annually on the average household bill. Construction of the interconnector will generate 1500 new jobs in regional NSW.

EnergyConnect runs from Wagga Wagga to the South Australian border. ElectraNet is responsible for building the SA component of the interconnector. Once built, it will also abate one million tonnes of carbon emissions each year, edging Australia closer to meeting its climate change targets2

The interconnector is a substantial piece of infrastructure to the nation’s electricity grid.

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1 Sourced: https://www.transgrid.com.au/news-views/news/2021/Pages/TransGrid-commits-to-delivering-Australia's-biggest-electricity-interconnector-to-lower-electricity-bills-and-create-1500-n.aspx

2 Sourced: As above

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