Polish utility completes AMI rollout in Warsaw’s marina

Poland AMI
Polenergia deployed the Patagonia AMI application supporting wireless and PLC technology to private and business customers in Warsaw’s Marina Mokotow

In Europe, Polish electricity distributor Polenergia has implemented an AMI system supplied by global smart energy firm Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES).

NES said Polenergia’s completed project included the integration of NES’s electricity meters, sensors and its Patagonia Head End System software.

The Patagonia AMI application supports wireless and PLC technology and is based on the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP).

It was installed by a Polish-based ICT integrator in Marina Mokotow, an area of new residential and commercial buildings in the capital Warsaw, and has achieved 99.5% for meter reading each day, according to NES.

The US company also claims the solution will allow effective management of meters and concentrators, data collection, billing based on 15 minute-interval readings.

The system will provide data processing for the creation of billing system reports and balancing areas using the balancing meters produced by NES, Metering & Smart Energy International has learnt.

Polenergia is Poland’s largest privately owned electric energy distributor made up of vertically integrated companies operating in the generation of power from conventional and renewable sources, distribution and retailing of electricity.

AMI in Poland

In other AMI deals coming out of Poland, IT solutions company S&T in May secured a deal valued at EUR 10 million for the supply of 120,000 smart meters and a data management system to the Smart City Wroclaw project.

S&T Group’s smart energy division based in Poland will supply the smart meters and the integration of the head-end software systems required to operate the data center as part of a consortium working on the smart city project, reported Metering & Smart Energy International.

S&T joins a group including South Korea’s LG Group and Polish IT company WorldIT Systems, Eltel Networks and Eltel Poland.

The utility client, Tauron Dystrybucja, is expected to launch a further tender for 5 million electricity meters when the first phase of the pilot completes in 2016.

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.