Poland’s Energa awards ICG meter contract


Gdansk, Poland — (METERING.COM) — September 17, 2009 – Polish utility Energa has awarded a contract to Landis+Gyr to provide its industrial and commercial acquisition system licensed for 10, 000 metering points.

Over the next three years Landis+Gyr will deliver over 8,000 Industrial, Commercial and Grid meters, 5,800 interoperable communication units, and almost 3,000 third party modems.

In parallel to this contract, Landis+Gyr will implement its Gridstream Converge system in ENERGA which will cover 10,000 metering points.

“Implementing smart metering is part of the business strategy we introduced this year,” says Leszek Nowak, President of Energa”Operator. “One of our goals is to improve customer services. As a distribution system operator, we plan to make data accessible, which will allow our customers to manage their electricity use. The first stage of our project, planned globally over eight years, will be implementing smart metering for business clients. We intend to fulfill this part in three years.”

Energa is one of six energy groups in Poland with 2.5 million residential customers and over 300,000 industrial customers. It is a leader in renewable energy production with about 30 percent market share and aims to drive AMM technology forward in Poland.