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17 Oct/Nov 2014 www.esb.ie/em BANSHA TIDY TOWNS 'SWITCH ON' P18 BSC & Electric Ireland ELECTRIC IRELAND SUPPORTS CHILD ROAD SAFETY Ably assisted by two young school children at the launch are Paul Stapleton, General Manager, Electric Ireland and Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Road Safety.Authority. THE ROAD SAFETY Authority (RSA) is urging parents, guardians and teachers to make road safety a priority as 14 children under the age of 16 have died in the first eight months of the year on Irish roads. In 2013, seven children lost their lives, meaning the number of child casualties so far this year has already ex- ceeded the total number of child deaths in 2013. Electric Ireland is once again sponsoring the distribution of high visibility vests for all children starting school this year to ensure they are clearly visible on the roads. At the launch Ms Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority commented: "We are delighted to work with Electric Ireland to ensure every child who is starting school this year has a high visibility vest to keep them safe and seen on their way to and from school. Every year, we remind parents and guardians to make sure that road safety is a top priority on their child's back to school checklist". Paul Stapleton, General Manager, Electric Ireland said, "This is a very important initiative for Electric Ireland and we are delighted to partner with the RSA for the fifth year running to promote road safety among our youngest road users and their families. Since the beginning of this campaign, the RSA and Electric Ireland have distributed over 300,000 high visibility vests to children starting school. This helps to ensure children can be seen by other road-users when walking or cycling to school, making sure our youngest and most vulnerable road users are clearly visible on the roads. It also reflects Electric Ireland's ongoing commitment to promoting safe road use at all times". n APPOINTMENT OF SIERRA COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRIC IRELAND ENERGY Services is delighted to announce the appointment of Sierra Communications Ltd. as principle contractor for its Home Services and Lifestyle Pre-payment electricity products. n Pictured at the recent signing of contracts are: (L to R) Back: Janet Ennis (Operations Manager, Energy Services), Brian Ryan (Manager, Energy Services), Keith Tobin (Director, Sierra), Dave Begg (Project Manager, Home Services), Seán Mooney (Contractor Manager, Energy Services. Front: TJ Malone (Managing Director Sierra), Paul Stapleton (General Manager Electric Ireland). Official Launch of the PMO The customer launch was attended by representatives from all business units across the company. Ploughing gets Electric (l-r): Marie Sinnott, Corporate Centre; Jim Dollard, Executive Director BSC & Electric Ireland; Niall Dineen, Financial Controller, BSC and Brid Horan, outgoing Deputy Chief Executive, ESB. Above: the Electric Ireland marquee had something on offer for everyone at the recent National Ploughing Championships; with discounts and sign up bonuses available for new customers and €20 Supervalu vouchers for all current customers who signed up to our Powering Rewards Loyalty programme. The three day event was a huge success, with sales totalling over 1,000. Right: Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland with award winning chefs Clodagh McKenna and Martin Shanahan. The two chefs took part in a Surf & Turf cook off in the Electric Ireland marquee. The crowds were captivated by Martin's delicious fish dishes and Clodagh kept the farmers on board with her selection of fabulous meat dishes. Recipes are available on the Electric Ireland blog - http:// blog.electricireland.ie/ THE ITS PROJECT Management Office (PMO) was officially launched in ESB Head Office during August. The launch event on August 18 was attended by ITS staff and was hosted by Liam Molloy, Manager ITS & CIO. Speaking at the event in ITS, Liam outlined how the PMO Framework underpins the ITS strategy, to meet customers needs by supporting the successful delivery of business enabling IT investment projects. Liam spoke about the challenges and opportunities ahead as ITS develops and strengthens its capability in Project Management and Adoption & Change Management as some of the core components of the role of System Integrator of choice for all ESB's IT investments. PMO Customer Launch The customer launch on August 21 was attended by representatives from all business units across the company and was held in the Conference Centre, Head Office. Vera Miller, Manager, PMO opened Pictured (l-r): Jim Dollard, Vera Miller, Manager, PMO and Liam Molloy, Manager IT & CIO. What is the PMO Framework? It is a suite of integrated services, tools and processes which enable projects to be directed and managed efficiently, productively and with clarity of objective and delivery. It supports the delivery of key business-enabling projects from concept, through to benefits realisation. As such, the PMO team and the Framework are designed to support ITS and the business in providing a System Integrator service. the event saying "a centralised PMO partners with all Business Units to ensure successful delivery in a consistent way with just enough process". Speaking at the launch, Jim Dollard described the PMO as "more than just a new service, this now offers a centralised and professional approach to managing our IT projects across the company". n http://www.esb.ie/em http://blog.electricireland.ie/ http://blog.electricireland.ie/

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