Col Ussher

Head of Asset Transformation, Essential Energy

Col heads up Essential Energy’s asset management transformation including the replacement of the existing Enterprise Asset Management system and defining the role of innovative spatial and digital asset management platforms. 


Other initiatives that form part of the work stream being managed include investment optimisation, the introduction of applying monetised network risk to network tasks, ISO55000 compliance, re-structuring of the division to align with asset management best practice, creation of visibility of workbank pipeline and the redesign of the end to end vegetation management function. 


Col is a passionate believer in the power of a digital twin and the application of digital modelling to large power networks. 

Takes part in

  • Digital Built World SummitView Full Event
  • 13:50 - 14:40

    Panel discussion – Digital twin user experiences to improve asset performance

    As the concept of a digital twin becomes clearer, the focus is shifting from exploring the technology to focusing on how to capture value from it across the asset lifecycle.  

    Panellists include:
    Col Ussher Head of Asset Transformation, Essential Energy
    Jackie Frost Asset Management Manager, Moreton Bay Regional Council
    Evan Quick Principal Engineer, Digital Engineering, Rail Projects Victoria
    Kudzai Mungate Principal Change & Innovation Consultant, Western Power
    Bart Brink Digital Director, VK Architects & Engineers - Netherlands
    Moderated by:
    Hyma Vulpala Digital solutions lead, Tonkin + Taylor

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