Our collaboration with ESB Networks is a finalist at this years Digital Business Ireland Awards (DBI) in the Electrical, Technology Website of the Year category.

ESB Networks website and PowerCheck application gives real-time information on electricity outages and restoration times across Ireland. Allowing electricity customers to check their power status, track and report a fault & apply for a new connection.

ESB Networks supplies electricity to 2.3 million homes and businesses across Ireland. As custodians of the nation’s clean energy future, they ensure the national electricity network operates safely and efficiently. This is achieved through continuous investment in networks, services, technologies and customer touch points.



About DBI Awards

Digital Business Ireland, the country’s largest representative body for digital and online businesses, received more than 500 applications across 21 categories in the first round of entries.

An independent judging panel consisting of representatives from leading Irish and global companies such as Microsoft, Trustpilot, DHL, and Byrne Wallace, was assigned the task of selecting five finalists across the various categories.

The Winners are set to be revealed at an Awards luncheon on March 3rd 2023.

We’re pleased to announce that our work with ESB Networks was the Winner of Best Energy & Utilities Website at the 2022 Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.

This years awards were evaluated across six categories of criteria—visual design, content, layout and navigation, complexity, innovation and significance—and selected through public voting with more than 6,200 votes cast.



The ESB Networks website serves as a public face to the utility where users can register new connections, report faults, submit meter readings and also get real time updates on power outages in their area.

For more than a decade, the Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards have recognised exceptional global digital experiences that deliver to their customers and end users.

The contest was open for all Sitefinity platform deployments that were launched or significantly upgraded in the past year. Progress technology is used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers.

“We are proud to honor ESB Networks & WONDR at this year’s Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.”

John Ainsworth EVP - Progress

We're so proud to have won this global award. We wanted to ensure a better user journey for our customers and this award is important recognition that we delivered on this.

Aisling Walsh Customer, Brand & Social Manager - ESB Networks

About ESB Networks

As part of ESB Group, ESB Networks are licensed to build, operate, maintain and develop the electricity network in the Republic of Ireland. With over 2.3 million electricity customers across the country, the brand plays a key role in keeping Ireland’s power network active & connected, whilst enhancing the network with the latest smart & sustainable technology.

ESB Networks have been benchmarked globally as a best in class utility brand, this award reinforces this.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

WONDR are proud to announce that 2 of our recent clients are finalists at the Annual Progress Sitefinity Awards.

The Progress Sitefinity Awards jury has finalised their judging process and shortlisted both ESB International & ESB Networks websites as finalists in the Energy & Utilities category.

Public voting along with a panel of experts will determine the winners in the respective categories. The voting will start on April 6th and will close on April 20th. People can vote in just one or more of the listed categories. One thing to keep in mind – only one vote per user will count.

We’d welcome your support by voting for these brands so there is 🇮🇪 Irish representation amongst this years global award winners. Winners will be announced on May 26.

The details on the finalists are as follows:

ESB Networks

Finalist for Best Website in the Energy & Utilities category.

ESB Inter - national

Finalist for Best Website in the Energy & Utilities category.

WONDR are experts in designing for global energy & utility brands. These nominations further validate the reach, quality & impact of our work as we help brands move to smarter & more sustainable energy solutions.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

Join us for a live discussion with the UX Design Awards on April 13th, where we tell the story behind one of the world’s most innovative energy products.

Our Product Director, Peter Delaney and Design Lead, Mariana Spagnuolo, will walk a live audience through the award winning Real-Time Visualisation Application to share insights on how we used innovative techniques to design this special product for the ESB.



April 13, 2022

The event will be streamed live on Linkedin and is free to attend.

  • 4pm – Dublin
  • 5pm – CEST
  • 7pm – Riyadh
  • 11am – New York City
  • 12pm – Singapore

"This project brings different tools and solutions together as a single source of truth."

Lisa Gerkens UXDA Jury member

About the Award-Winning RTV

RTV was the recent winner of Best Product at UX Design Awards UXDA22.

The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Real-Time Visualization (RTV) application is a dashboard of complex power generation data from every power station in Ireland, including renewables. RTV facilitates the management of energy generation and trading and allows the business to make real-time decisions for trading energy.

Lisa Gerkens of Forward 31 | Porsche Digital & UXDA Jury Member highlighted why RTV was selected as global award winner…

“At its core lies the stakeholder management to establish clear goals and KPIs, the involvement of different users in the development process (c-suite as well a specialized Engineers) and iteratively validated solutions. Its impact allows a more efficient use of energy. The design puts a lot of attention to visualization according to type of data to enable quick understanding for the user.”


WONDR are proud to share that 3 of our clients are finalists at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

As the longest-running digital awards programme in Ireland, the Spiders are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals delivering digital excellence. 3 of WONDR’s most recent projects for KBC Bank Ireland, ESB Networks & Likha Aesthetic Clinic are now finalists at this year’s event.

The details on the finalists are as follows:

Best Digital in Industry

ESB Networks website is a finalist in the category for Best Digital Transformation in Industry and Infrastructure at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

Best eCommerce Website

Likha Aesthetic Clinic’s website is a finalist in the category for Best E-Commerce Website at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

Best in Universal Design

KBC Bank Ireland’s website is a finalist in the category for Best in Universal Design at the 25th Annual Spider Awards.

All award winners will be announced during the Gala Award Ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin on 31st March 2022.

"To have 3 of our recent projects in the final is further validation of the quality of work WONDR delivers."

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

WONDR is proud to be the winners of Best Digital Product at the global UX Design Awards.

The award was for our work on ESB’s (Electricity Supply Board) Real-Time Visualisation (RTV) application.

This was a unique and special dashboard of complex power generation data from every power station in Ireland (including renewables) that acts as a single source of truth.

RTV is now considered an essential product by all our stakeholders and is embedded in our daily operations. Therefore helping us to achieve our Net Zero strategy.

Anna Doran ESB
Product Owner



The award was introduced by Lisa Gerkens, Forward31 | Porsche Digital and accepted by WONDR Design Lead, Mariana Spagnuolo and Founder, Dermot O’Shea.

We awarded this work because we believed it took on a great challenge. The impact of the product results in more efficiency in the use of energy with a focus on renewables.

Lisa Gerkens Forward31 | Porsche Digital

Whilst WONDR & ESB couldn’t collect the award in person in Berlin due to the pandemic, we accepted the award at the virtual ceremony which you can view here.

ESB – A Data Driven Digital Utility

ESB is the leading Irish utility focused on providing competitive and sustainable energy solutions to the Irish public. Built on Microsoft Azure, RTV facilitates the management of energy generation and trading, and allows the business to make realtime decisions for trading energy.

Daragh Noctor, ESB Generation & Trading Analytics Manager | CIO Analytics, highlighted how…

“RTV blends market, business, asset and station information to create a business narrative in a clear, compelling and engaging way that helps inform its audience on decision making. It’s success is evidenced in its daily use by Station management, Engineering, Trading and right up to the Executive level.”

RTV provides the foundational capability for Generation and Trading's Analytical Framework and is the first in a series of analytical products that will fully enable ESB on becoming a data-driven digital utility.

Daragh Noctor ESB
Analytics Manager

About the UX Design Awards

The UX Design Awards are one of the most prestigious international awarding bodies, who honor the impact accomplished UX design has on shaping a positive living environment for all. Congratulations to our lovely clients and the fantastic WONDR team who worked together to deliver world class work.

The awards are run by the International Design Centre Berlin, who this year celebrate their 50th anniversary. Previous winners at the UX Design Awards include Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Samsung, Philips, Dyson and Bang & Olufsen to name but a few.


This prestigious award recognises the depth of quality WONDR delivers for all its clients across the globe. We were the most nominated design company & to win an award showcases the cutting edge work we do across Energy, Data, Fintech, Blockchain & Crypto.

Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR

In changing times like today, client retention is more crucial than ever.

ESB Energy saw an opportunity with the company’s rebrand to consolidate three websites, improve the digital experience and increasing conversion rates for EV, B2C and B2B customers.

This was the challenge for Irish electricity giant ESB in the UK market, which provides power to more than 100,000 homes each day in the UK. With 100% renewable electricity, the company offers competitive prices and over 90 years of industry experience. The goal was to launch ESB Energy as a digital-first experience and grow the brand through easy to complete sign up flows.

WONDR focused on planning a design system that could work across all digital touch points. We designed the experience across the product site, acquisition funnels and customer portal across mobile, tablet and desktop.

With clarity and a collaborative team approach, we delivered a quote journey with a 95% form completion rate and a customer portal which over 86% of customers used.

Find the detailed cases study for ESB Energy here.

We designed a new application tool to manage the power grid as well as trade electricity in real time. This best-in-class monitoring interface allows ESB plant managers to update themselves on the commercial position of their plants in a clear, quick and accurate way.



We worked closely with the leadership team to define the product using our design sprint methodology, resulting in a high fidelity prototype fully user tested and validated. We went onto do full product definition, design & development phases. This product manages complex data so the key was creating an interface that simplified but also allowed managers to deep dive where necessary.



The application is now live and being used by power plant managers across Ireland.