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Two important visitors
ESBEI business continuity coordinators visit the new Leixlip Hot Site
Generation Operations hosts Technical Conference
Presenters Duncan clarke, Manager, environment and Sustainability implications of the industrial emissions Directive and its potential impact on generation utilities. Áine Greene, tSe, Moneypoint Life management of Scr and FGD plant in Moneypoint to meet the environmental and commercial needs of the business. Brian O’Mahony, chief civil engineer Overview of managing river resources and reservoirs effectively. Darragh Duhy, Overhaul programme Group Lessons learned while managing major “as-found” items encountered during the turlough Hill refurbishment project. tom Browne, Manager, technical and engineering risk Management new pressure systems regulations and the potential impact for GO. Seán Walsh, tSe, aghada technology and maintenance strategy of the new ccGt at aghada. Stephen carrig, Manager c&i Overview of c&i in the business and the need to leverage this to produce business benefits. arnold Mahon, Station asset Manager, poolbeg the poolbeg ccGt experience of optimising plant characteristics to meet market expectations. Simon Barry, Manager, thermal performance Key components of a thermal monitoring programme to boost competitiveness in the market and reduce the costs of generation.
Pictured at the new hot site are (l-r): Brian Gray, Karen Davis, Michelle Chapman, Enda Doran, Tom Hartnett, Daniel McElligott, Alan Gibson, Daire Venables, Robert O’Brien, Adrian Sinnott, Paul O’Connor, Laurence Kiernan, Jim Duignan, Joope Seebus and Tom Browne.
StaFF invOLveD in the eSBei’s Business continuity programme recently visited the newly constructed Hot Site in Leixlip. the Hot Site, provided to eSB on contract from Hewlett packard, is available for use if eSB offices are affected by a major incident e.g. a fire which renders the offices unfit/unavailable for use. the Leixlip Hot Site has replaced the Swords Hot Site which closed on the 5th of May. n
The site in Leixlip situated on the grounds of Hewlett Packard’s Liffey Park Technology Campus.
With Generation Operations Manager Nicholas Tarrant (centre back row), are chairmen, organisers and presenters (l-r): Brian O’Mahony, Stephen Carrig, Seamus Deeny, Duncan Clarke, Simon Barry, Tom Browne, Áine Greene, Donal Crean, Arnold Mahon, Sean Walsh, Orla Newman, Ciaran Allen, Darragh Duhy, Tony Kirwan and Dave Dwyer.
Over 100 participants attended the Generation Operations (GO) technical conference held in portlaoise recently. GO staff from station and head office locations were joined by colleagues from across all eSB energy international businesses. the theme of the conference was the importance of leveraging technical expertise and technical initiatives for the commercial success of the GO business and the benefits of sharing technical knowledge across energy international. the event provided a great opportunity for discussions, learning and knowledge sharing amongst all participants. the conference was opened by nicholas tarrant, Manager Generation Operations, who extended a warm welcome to all participants. emphasising the commitment of the organisation to staff learning and development, nicholas encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to learn and share knowledge during the day. “Our continued business success depends on competent technical decision making, aligned with cost and performance requirements,” he said. “i encourage staff to look at ways of breaking down barriers to knowledge sharing so that experience and expertise gained by an individual or location is efficiently distributed around the business to boost performance and productivity.” the day’s agenda was chaired by Dave Dwyer, Manager production engineering and Donal crean, Manager production Generation Operations. n
The ‘Money Doctor’ visits Stephen Court
John Lowe, ‘The Money Doctor’ (left), with Sean Ramsey, HR, ESB Energy International, who recently gave a series of talks to staff in Stephen Court on Managing Personal Finances. The talks were aimed at raising awareness among staff on how they can effectively manage their personal finances. In total fours sessions were delivered by ‘The Money Doctor’ in April, with almost 200 staff in attendance.
Energy Symposium debates future energy development
a workshop featuring informative Q&a and some lively discussions on technical matters that affect business performance completed the session. in closing, nicholas tarrant thanked all involved in Our continued business success the organisation depends on com- and running of petent technical the event, the decision making, presenters and aligned with cost participants for and performance their active participation. He requirements acknowledged the quality of the presentations and the obvious expertise that exists within the business and noted the strong linkage evident between GO technical competence and business commercial performance. n
It is intended that the presentations will be made available on the GO e-learning website in the near future for those who were unable to attend. Details will be circulated shortly.
ESB Energy International and ESB Electric Ireland co-sponsored the inaugural John Robert Kane Energy Symposium, which took place in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, in April. The event brought together policy makers, local councillors, academics and industry participants to debate Ireland’s future energy development. Pat O’Doherty, Executive Director, ESB Energy International addressed the delegates on the final day and outlined ESB’s progress in meeting its renewable energy targets. Pictured with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who performed the closing event, are (l-r): Kieran Tubridy, ESBEI, Pat O’Doherty, Executive Director ESBEI, Frank Carter, Head of the School of Engineering at IT Sligo, Liam Kieran, ESBI Wind Developments, Bevin Cody, ESBI, John Redmond, ESB Company Secretary, Senan McGrath, ESB eCars, Seán Conlan, ESB Board Member, Mick O’Mahony, ESBEI and Gabriel Browne, Sligo County Council.
Attendees at the event.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EM - June/July 2011
EM - June/July 2011
In This Issue
Services & ESB Electric Ireland
ESB Networks Ltd
ESB Energy International
Aghada in the Spotlight
Health & Habitat
Sligo Walk 2011
EM - June/July 2011