The EirGrid website needed to move away from an unwieldy presentation based on their internal organisation to one based on satisfying both user and business requirements. As the new website needed to pull three websites into one, UX, governance, and content strategy played a significant role. Key functionality includes a searchable document repository, a projects section, live data charts, integration with Active Directory, and a full Roxen environment build.
Yvonne Cooney, EirGrid
The EirGrid Group produces a large volume of regulated material, to which key user groups require easy access. Our Library solution creates a central repository where documents are tagged, categorised and can be easily searched, filtered, and downloaded. This is a big step forward for EirGrid in the governance and management of large numbers of complex documentation, as well as satisfying user needs.
This project presented an opportunity to turn EirGrid's live data feeds on their system into attractive, visual charts. We integrated with EirGrid's web services to offer these real time updates about Ireland's electricity grid to users. This makes great use of existing data and offers users technical information in a highly visual way. it has swiftly become one of the most visited sections on the site.
The EirGrid website offers a place where the public can find information on EirGrid's current and recent infrastructural projects. Organised by county, users can find the background, benefits, and status of projects. This section is key to providing transparent information to the public and involving them in the consultation process.
Since 2006, EirGrid has operated and developed the national high voltage electricity grid in Ireland. SONI is the electricity System Operator for Northern Ireland responsible for planning for the future of the grid. Find out more about the EirGrid Group on their website.