Smart Power Grids consortium launched in Poland


Mariusz Swora,
President, Energy
Regulatory Office
Wroclaw, Poland — (METERING.COM) — November 8, 2010 – The Smart Power Grids – Poland consortium was established in Poland last week with the aim of developing innovative smart grid technologies.

The consortium, comprising scientific and economic organizations, will develop the smart grid concept in Poland, including the tools for its optimization and protection, and will draw up a roadmap towards a smart grid. Further the consortium will undertake research and development for the practical realization of the smart grid and it will aim to commercialize specific technological solutions.

The consortium will also take cognizance of and build contacts with groups on an international basis.

The signatories to the establishment of the consortium, which took place at the Wroclaw University of Technology, were Mariusz Swora, president of the Energy Regulatory Office, Anna Strezynska, president of the Office of Electronic Communications, and Jan Raczka, president of National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

Commenting on the establishment of the consortium, Swora noted the importance of smart grid development for the economy and said that in this context a cooperation of scholars, scientists, administration and IT and energy sector enterprises is particularly important.

“I hope that the concepts worked out within the consortium will be of primary importance from the point of view of the Polish as well as European energy markets,” said Swora.

Other participants in the event were Prof. Tadeusz Więckowski, rector of the Wroclaw University of Technology, and Prof. Marian Sobierajski, dean of the Faculty of Electronics. Prof. Andrzej Wiszniewski, who also represents the Wroclaw University of Technology, became a chairman of the Program Council of the consortium.