Microsoft, one of the world’s most trusted technology companies, have globally benchmarked ESB’s Real Time Visualisation (RTV) Application in a new case study.
The case focuses on the story behind How Microsoft is empowering ESB to achieve its Net Zero 2040 ambition.
The team in ESB Generation and Trading manage, monitor and trade energy across the island. With an ambitious target of Net Zero by 2040, ESB sought to streamline its processes and make data-informed decisions faster.
Microsoft’s global case study documents the impact of the RTV app over the past 12 months as it is enabling ESB to process essential trading information, plan days in advance how they deploy their power stations, and make informed faster decisions.
Working with WONDR, ESB leveraged Microsoft Power BI and Azure to develop a centralised hub, a user-friendly, simple visualisation of all the energy assets across the island of Ireland such as market price, market dynamics, and what renewables are in the system.
“Projects like this are hugely interesting and exciting because you are supporting an organisation’s ambition to really make a difference.”Dermot O'Shea Managing Director - WONDR
The RTV app drives focus in the right area to help ESB understand where they are generating the most carbon within ESB’s portfolio and where their focus should be in future planning, forecasting, and preparing KPIs and strategies to achieve Net Zero 2040.
Along with being Globally Benchmarked by Microsoft, ESB RTV app is also a global award winner at the UX Design Awards, one of the most prestigious international awarding bodies, who honour the impact accomplished UX design has on shaping a positive living environment for all.
Given the positive impact that the technology is already having within ESB, there are now plans to extend it to broader areas of the business in order to ensure access to business-critical information in real-time and better enable the company to make positive strategic decisions with regards to energy.
WONDR collected 4 Global Design Awards for digital exellence at this years Vega Awards.
In addition to the 3 Vega Global Digital Awards we collected earlier in the season, WONDR have been awarded another GOLD for ‘Best Energy Website’ for our work on ESB Network’s website and PowerCheck application.
This year the awards programmes had over 1,000 submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The International Awards Associate (IAA) organised the Vega Digital Awards to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.
The judging panel was comprised of 22 highly respected and experienced professional experts from 10 countries, who selected three of our entries as winners.
This year, we collected 4 awards in total.
Best Insurance Website
AA Insurance Ireland won a gold Centauri Award for ‘Best Insurance Website’ at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.
This is WONDR’s 8th Vega Global Digital Award since 2021, showcasing the skill and vastness of our talented team. Winning awards in various industries from eCommerce, Energy, Insurance, Services & Utilities, FinTech, Banking & Finance, Social Networking and Beauty & Cosmetics.
In total WONDR has collected 50 Design Awards, with 22 won in the past 12-months from some of the world’s most prestigious design programmes, including the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany) & the Lau Awards (Spain).
We’re delighted to announce that ESB Energy has won an international award for ‘Best Energy Website’.
The work was awarded by the Vega Digital Awards, who are an international body that exists to recognise and honor the outstanding performance, talent and effort of the best digital professionals and web agencies around the world.
Judged independently by experienced, senior-level digital professionals from around the world, the categories include websites, video, mobile, social, animation, marketing and podcasts.
Jessica Hamilton GB Marketing Manager
This award recognises the level of ambition shown by the whole team to deliver a fantastic brand & customer experience.
95% form completion rate
Following a successful launch period over the last few years, we delivered a design system that was used to create the product website, acquisition funnels and customer portal across mobile, tablet & web.
The customer sign up journey had a 95% form completion rate and over 86% of customers used the customer portal regularly.
ESB have just announced the acquisition of So Energy, therefore the ESB Energy UK site has now changed to reflect this. To see more details on the project we delivered you can view the ESB Energy UK case study.
WONDR continues its winning streak in 2021 by picking up four international awards at the Vega Digital Awards.
With over 1,392 entries from creative businesses & agencies across the globe, the independent international jury selected four of WONDR’s projects as winners. These include:
Dermot O’Shea Founder
We're extremely proud to win four awards for these projects against the top-rated global design agencies
What are the 2021 Vega Digital Awards?
Known for honouring excellence in digital media, outstanding performance, talent and effort of the best digital professionals and web agencies worldwide. This year’s winners have been decided, through blind judging, by an international panel of 26 experts, all of whom hail from 13 countries.
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.
Foreword by Oisín Hurst – Director of Brand Strategy.
I never stop to ‘smell the roses’ (as some people say). I’m not entirely sure as to why. Usually, by the time a product or project has been completed, my mind needs to quickly pivot towards the next challenge. In truth ‘needs to’ isn’t quite accurate. It’s more of a habit than a need. But after seven years, maybe it’s time, as a team, to pick out a few favourites. So here they are.
I enjoyed working on the KBC website redesign, I felt a part of each step in the process from start to finish, I was able to leave my mark and am really pleased with the final result.
Pet Drugs Online
It was the first eCommerce project I had the opportunity to work on from the beginning. I learned a lot working with this client (UX/UI). With the level of knowledge and expertise applied, we achieved a really positive result.
ESB Real-Time Visualisation
It was the mission where I learned the most. The application we created was different from anything that existed before, All while helping ESB to save millions.
Likha Digital ExperienceClément's Pick
I loved being able to explore animations on this project, I learned a lot and I think it’s one of the cleanest projects I’ve coded.
CSSDA Website of the Year 2018
There’s a whole host or reasons, working on an international showcase experience, pushing the project knowing that it’ll be seen by industry peers around the globe, the concept itself was so much fun.
But actually the biggest reason is the level of collaboration. We, as a team, sweated every detail, movement, effect and interaction.
Sinead & Suganthini’s Pick
Sinead This was the first time I was exposed to fast prototype user testing and it was a great insight into WONDR’s ways of working. It shows the value, rapidly testing the design with users can bring.
Suganthini My first ever project; working as part of an experienced team, I’ve learnt so much in a short time and really developed as a designer.
Every person in Ireland visits ESB Networks at some point in their lives, so it feels like we’re making a really important contribution to people across Ireland who depend on info from networks during storm season.