Cogent Energy, one of Australia’s leading tri-generation companies, specialises in commercial property “build, own, operate and maintain” (BOOM) and precinct trigeneration solutions. Established in September 2006, Cogent Energy was fully acquired by Origin Energy, forming part of the Origin New Business Ventures group. As part of Origin, Cogent’s capabilities have been significantly enhanced, particularly by gaining considerable financial backing, access to competitive natural gas supply and also expertise in energy market risk management and energy market operations. Cogent Energy complements Origin Energy’s other energy management services by delivering innovative cogeneration and trigeneration technologies and solutions.
Cogent Energy’s management team possesses many years of related business & industry experience.
Andrew Cogger is the National Manager for Cogent Energy. Andrew has over 14 years experience in firmware and software engineering, secure network design and IT-based security systems engineering. Before joining Cogent Energy Andrew held several senior roles in business development and systems engineering with Innovonics Limited, including 2 ½ years as the General Manager for Innovonics’ European offices in the UK. Andrew has an honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Nalin Wickramasinghe is Cogent’s Manager for NSW. He has over 15 years experience in sales & marketing within the energy industry. Nalin spent 9 years in energy retailing having joined Energy Australia as a senior sales executive at the commencement of contestability. Most recently he was Major Customer Sales Manager at Integral Energy. Prior to that he was with BOC Gases in a range sales and marketing roles. Nalin started his career as a process metallurgist working for Fletcher Steel (NZ) and BHP Steel. He has a Bachelor of Metallurgy from the University of Wollongong and a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.