The contract is another “ADD contribution to the Polish market and an accomplishment that will pave the way for further collaborations between the respective parties,” said ADD Grup.
The supply of smart meters is due to start in 2018, “but preparations have already started.”
The contract was awarded as a result of a tender process, through which ADD provided “the best commercial offer.”
ADD Grup stated that the tender (2016 / S 214-390179) that it has participated in requires the delivery of 11,040 “balance meters of transformer connection as the mandatory quantity and upon decision of the customers, can be extended with an option for 12,880 units.”
The specifications and requirements of the smart meters provided state that the meters have to comply with the DLMS protocol. All values and information shared by the meter must contain control sum ensuring consistency and integrity of that information and also must have its source identification (meter).
The meters must allow reading (on demand) values and information about events: locally and remotely and must have the following local communication interfaces: optical port, in physical layer compatible with PN-EN 62056-21 and Ethernet/RJ45 and RS485 using DLMS (according to norms PN-EN 62056-2 and PN-EN 62056-5-)
The solution provided has to be independently managed and controlled in order to guarantee the precise data of the electricity consumption.
The smart metering solution comes with a full spectrum of additional functionality alongside addressing the quality and reliability of the power supply, which is one of the main factors affecting the level of customer satisfaction by electricity users.
National regulation  specifies the quality parameters of electric power and quality standards of service recipients. The main quality parameters are frequency and RMS voltage fluctuations and voltage asymmetry and voltage harmonics. National regulation also defines the type of power outages and the time duration of the interruption. These features shall be implemented in ADD Grup’s ADDAX meter.
“Tauron Group, innogy Stoen Operator Sp. z o.o. and PGE Dystrybucja S.A. have already deployed smart metering projects, with the most recent contract marking another step for them to improve the quality of electricity grid and better serve the consumers now with the help of ADDAX smart meters,” said ADD Grup.
“The ADD-Polska and ADD-Production consortium is excited about the upcoming project. Together with Tauron Dystrybucja S.A., innogy Stoen Operator Sp. z o.o., PGE Dystrybucja S.A we intend to make this a partnership that works to benefit of the energy sector in Poland.”
 Rozporządzenie Ministra Gospodarki z dnia 4 maja 2007r. w sprawie szczegółowych warunków funkcjonowania systemu elektroenergetycznego (Dz.U.2007.93.623).
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