Energa Operator (EOP) will install more remote reading meters. The company has signed contracts for the purchase of nearly 500,000 devices. Their assembly is to start in 2022.
The new measurement systems will be provided by the following companies: Apator and Sagemcom. The total number of devices contracted under the latest contracts is nearly 471,000. meters and 25 thousand. replacement communication modems.
Energa announced that over 1.4 million recipients already use remote measurement. According to the information provided by the vice-president of the management board of Energa Operator, Krzysztof Bortkiewicz, it is nearly half of the recipients connected to the EOP grid. Thanks to the contracts signed in recent days, their number will soon increase to almost 2 million.
– In the coming years, we plan to install intelligent measuring devices at all our clients – assured Bortkiewicz, quoted in the release. As he added, “remote metering is an integral part of smart energy grids. It is also an important pillar of the energy transformation, without which the introduction of new solutions, such as increasing grid flexibility, will not be fully possible”.
Energa – replacement of meters
The assembly of the devices is to start in 2022. As explained, these are bidirectional meters, also adapted to the needs of prosumers using renewable energy micro-installations. They have a number of functionalities: they send data via a power line (PLC), as well as – in the case of a replacement communication modem – using the GSM network.
Intelligent meters, in addition to remote measurement in real time, eliminating the risk of possible reading errors, allow, among others for ongoing monitoring and better management of energy consumption. Recipients can carry out a detailed analysis of energy consumption in selected periods: day, month or year, as well as simulate costs for individual tariff groups using the prices of the selected vendor.
At the beginning of July, the so-called meter law entered into force, which includes, inter alia, schedule of installation of remote reading meters, i.e. so-called smart meters, by electricity distribution system operators (DSOs).
By the end of 2023, at least 15 percent of the recipients of a given DSO are to have them, two years later – 35 percent, by the end of 2027 this ratio is to be at least 65 percent, and by the end of 2028 – at least 80 percent.
The Polish Society of Transmission and Distribution of Electricity, in a reply sent earlier by TVN24 Biznes, indicated that “considering that the number of customers connected to the power grid is currently over 17.9 million, it can be assumed that in 2028 there will be over 14 million customers. equipped with a remote reading counter (VOC) “.
PTPiREE is an association of electricity distribution system operators and transmission system operator as well as employees of the energy industry. Members of the association are, among others Enea, Energa, innogy, PGE and Tauron.
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