Polish utility Tauron has signed a US$8 million deal with an IT and telecoms consortia for the design and installation of electricity smart meters using open smart grid protocol for use in the Smart City Wroclaw project.

The group comprising Polish IT company WorldIT Systems, LG CNS, Eltel Networks AS and Eltel Poland was awarded the contract after beating a bid from S&T Services Poland and Landis+Gyr.

The Smart City Wroclaw project, in the fourth largest city in Poland, began in 2013 and is due for completion in 2016.

It involves the installation of a complete advanced metering infrastructure.

Deployment of smart meters is planned for the fourth quarter of 2014.

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