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.

Snowy 2.0 Project

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is investing $125million1 into the development of the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project.

The investment by the CEFC into critical infrastructure will connect Snowy 2.0 to the National Energy Market (NEM), making it the largest generator connecting to the NSW grid for more than thirty years. In partnership agreement with TransGrid Services, the project will potentially link existing and new infrastructure and deliver clean and cost-effective electricity to its customers.

TransGrid will design, operate and maintain a new 330kV switching station and associated transmission lines. The Snowy 2.0 project is also expected to provide a boon for the economy, and will create up to 40002 jobs during its construction. Once complete, Snowy 2.03 will offer large scale energy storage, and quick-start electricity generation in peak demand providing critical security and reliability to the NEM. 

Renewable energy infrastructure assets are crucial to the nation’s post-pandemic recovery and our cleaner, greener future.

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