The distribution arm of Poland’s largest electrical energy company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) has put out a tender for the creation and implementation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system in two cities of the Eastern European country.

The tender includes the supply and installation of single-phase and three-phase PLC electricity smart meters and data concentrator units.

PGE is also looking for a supplier to deliver the IT infrastructure and software to run the AMI with a consumer portal.

The target areas for the smart metering rollout are within the cities of Bialystok, in northeastern Poland, and Lodz in the middle of the country.

This will be the first stage of a smart metering system, under which the system is to be implemented to handle 51,000 smart meters for electricity.

Tenders can be submitted by 29 July 2014.

EU smart meter rollout

Poland is one of sixteen European Union member states that had positive results from a cost-benefit analysis of implementing intelligent metering, according to a European Commission report but official decisions on roll-out are still pending.

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