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.

powerlinkThe recommencement of critical infrastructure in Queensland sends a powerful signal to the state’s residents of its recovery phase, following on from COVID-19. Powerlink’s decision to recommence the $67 million works across three key projects will support the creation of around 150 jobs1

The projects are:

  • Replacing ageing primary plant and secondary systems at Nebo substation
  • Upgrades to Calvale Substation and network reconfiguration
  • Upgrades to 150km transmission line between Gin Gin and Woolooga2

In addition to job creation and a stride into the recovery phase for the state, these important works highlight Powerlink’s strategic asset management plan, its overarching business objectives and the underpinning element of any asset management plan—a commitment to optimise efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Powerlink state its asset management plan includes:

  • asset inspections
  • works planning and scheduling
  • condition monitoring, analysis, and assessment
  • root cause investigation
  • major plant failure
  • field testing3

The power works in regional Queensland ensure that residents can relax with a reliable and safe energy network, while recognising the role critical infrastructure plays in our nation’s economic recovery after COVID lockdown.

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1 Sourced: https://www.energymagazine.com.au/67-million-in-queensland-electricity-works-resume/

2 Sourced: as above

3 Sourced: https://www.powerlink.com.au/operations-and-maintenance-support

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