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10 10 April/May 2013 www.esb.ie/em Innovation Dublin etaxi clocks up 55,000km in 18 months and makes €6,500 in savings Page 12 ESB Innovation Celebrates International Women’s Day ESBI (l-r): Brendan Barry, Manager, ESB Ocean Energy with Fergus Ewing, Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Minister, Scotland, John Fitzgerald, ESB Ocean Energy Technology Manager and Brian Montayne, ESBI Business Development Manager - Europe. ESBI MakES WavES at REnEWaBlEUk WavE & tIDal ConfEREnCE ESBI ESB International was well represented at the renewableuK Wave and tidal conference in london on the 27th, 28th February with two speaker slots and an exhibition stand. this event provided ESBI with a platform to communicate its project activity and potential services to the ocean energy sector. We are positioning ourselves as one of the leading utilities in the wave and tidal sector worldwide demonstrated through our leading role in the WestWave project in Ireland and other initiatives. Now that significant early stage project activity is imminent in the uK wave and tidal sector, there are significant opportunities for ESB International to apply its experience in a growing sector. Brendan Barry, Manager Ocean Energy, ESB, was invited to speak at the Strategic Initiative for Ocean Energy workshop about the WestWave project and ESB’s role in the sector. In addition, John Fitzgerald, Ocean Energy technology Manager, ESB spoke about cost and performance requirements for ocean energy. With 550 delegates and 50 exhibitors, there was a great opportunity to engage with the ocean energy industry and raise the profile of ESB and ESBI. The members of the ESB Ocean Energy team and ESBI received some distinguished visitors to the stand over the course of the two days including Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Scottish Parliament and also Tom Greatrex, Shadow Minister for Energy, British Parliament. They were interested to find out more about ocean energy in Ireland and the developments in the WestWave project. n ESB International Highlights ESBI ESB INtErNatIONal CONtINuES to make strides in international and home markets and here is a summary of the recent contract wins: • Operations have commenced with Eskom on the SaP Compatible units project in South africa, which is part of Eskom’s policy to improve the management of its transmission and distribution assets. this marks ESBI’s first non-generation project work with Eskom • ESBI has been awarded a place on the National Grid uK Front-End Engineering Design Framework Panel for High Voltage Cable Systems. • ESBI has been awarded to the Coillte Wind Consultancy Services Framework Panel • the Volta river authority (Vra) of Ghana accepted an ESBI proposal to carry out an O&M Management study at their takoradi & tema plants. the project is planned to commence in March/april 2013 ESBI has also reached key milestones in projects recently. these include: • all 15 wind turbines on Betws Wind Farm, in Wales are now erected. ESBI Wind Energy Solutions is Owners Engineer on behalf of ESB Wind Development. • the Bahrain SCC upgrade project has been mobilised as of the middle of February. • the discovery process in the Cork flood project is more than 50% complete. the external experts draft reports are being reviewed. ■ The Volta River Authority (VRA) of Ghana accepted an ESBI proposal to carry out an O&M Management study at its Takoradi and Tema plants. 8 International Women’s Day, held annually on the 8th March, is an international day of celebration and recognition of women’s achievements. ESB Innovation along with thousands of employers across the globe marked this occasion to inspire women from across our organisation and to spotlight their achievements. INtErNatIONal WOMEN’S Day events held in ESB International were launched by ESB Head of Innova- Diep Smyth and Christine Evans pictured at ESB Innovation’s celebration of International Women’s Day in Stephen Court. April/May 2013 • www.esb.ie/em tion John McSweeney, who thanked all women across ESB Innovation for their immense contribution and dedication to the organisation over the last year. the event was facilitated by Paula King of Executive Coaching Solutions, who presented a fun and interactive workshop on ‘Female Competencies and Emotional Intelligence’. ESB International Strategic Business Performance Manager Jacinta ryan gave an interesting presentation about women’s rights across the globe from the late 1800s to the present day. Closing the event, ESB Innovation Hr Manager Joyce Farrell, focused on gender diversity and the goal to build and support the best pool and network of female talent across the Innovation Directorate. Women from across the Innovation Directorate came together, to network and build stronger links with their fellow female colleagues making this gathering a great success. ■ Contents ❱❱ ■ 80 new jobs supporting growth plans ESB International attends Career Zoo 2013. It ESB International plans to recruit 80 new engineering and technical professional personnel over the next five years in response to a growing demand for engineering services from the International energy sector ■ ESB International gets the thumbs up for quality ESBI has been recommended for re-certification to IS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard for its quality management systems ■ The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Buttimer, sparks an interest in ecars Cork City Council is working closely with ESB to deliver a network of ecar charging infrastructure in the city and suburbs, including on-street charge-points and fast-chargers ■ Jack and Jill Big Egg Hunt gets ESB ecars support Giant fibre-glass eggs, designed were displayed in key locations all around Dublin The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, launches the ESB ecars test drive event as part of Digital Dublin Day. ECaR tESt DRIvES foR DIgItal DUBlIn Day aS Part OF Digital Dublin Day, ESB ecars ran a successful electric vehicle (EV) test-drive event for 24 selected members of the public at the Mansion House. the test-drives, launched by the lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, provided members of the public with an opportunity to experience electric motoring around Dublin city. test-drive participants signed up via ESB ecars’ Facebook page prior to the event and registered at the ecars stand at the Mansion House. From here they were shown to their EV and introduced to their test-drive instructor. Each instructor ran through some basic training information with the The event participants before was part of setting off on a preparations pre-planned route for a Digital through the city’s Masterplan for streets. the EVs Dublin. available for the test- drive were two 100% electric Nissan leafs, a renault Fluence ZE and a renault twizy, supplied by renault Ireland. the test drives were part of Digital Dublin Day, an event planned by Dublin City Council (DCC) to demonstrate the impact of technology on our lives and to encourage the use of digital technology to all ages. the day is part of a series of activities planned by DCC as part of a roadmap to a Digital Dublin, which will lead to the publishing of the first Digital Masterplan for Dublin City. the event was open to the general public and featured other activities such as a Coder Dojo workshop to teach young children the basics of website coding and the use of StoryMap, an interactive story-telling map of Dublin City. ■ ESB ECaRS attEnDS DEpaRtMEnt foR REgIonal DEvElopMEnt noRtHERn IRElanD EDRIvE ConfEREnCE In BElfaSt ESB ecars Chief technology Officer, Senan McGrath, who was a speaker at the eDrive Northern Ireland electric vehicle conference in the titanic Centre, Belfast. the three-day conference included an electric vehicle test-drive event with specific open days for schools and businesses. ESB ecars also participated in the event with an exhibition stand. ■ For more information on the eDrive NI event see the website at: http://event.ecarni.com/ http://www.esb.ie/em http://event.ecarni.com/

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