Arcus SA, a company listed on the stock exchange market, one of the largest suppliers of smart IT solutions and integrated document and mass correspondence management systems in Poland, signed a deal for “smart meters” supply with Energa Operator SA.
Together with T-Matic Systems (Arcus’s subsidiary) the Arcus consortium will install 310 thousand PRIME technology smart meters within the next stage of the smart metering project. This is the biggest implementation of this kind in Poland and one of the biggest ones in Europe.
“We are very happy about winning this tender, especially that it’s one of the largest contracts in the history of our company. The fact that our services were chosen confirms our potential and abilities when it comes to cooperation with energy companies in all, even the largest projects. This experience will be used in attempts to win more contracts for smart solutions supply. We are also very happy, that our company helps to propagate energy saving and caring for the environment.”– says Michał Czeredys, the President of Arcus.
The Arcus and T-Matic Systems consortium will provide smart meters together with the producer of these devices – ADD Group. The factors that weighed into the result of the Energa-Operator tender were the best final offer and the shortest declared delivery time. The consortium’s offer is worth 96m PLN (78m PLN net). The installation of the devices within this stage of the project will begin mid-2013. As up till now, within the advanced metering infrastructure project (AMI, for short), Energa-Operator ordered and installed 109 thousand smart meters. They were delivered by the Arcus / T-Matic Systems consortium.
A smart meter is an electronic device that measures energy usage and relays measurement data electronically, while ensuring two-way communication between the consumer and the supplier/operator. The device enables larger energy savings in households, based on the measurements of energy actually used. According to the New Energy Law, including the EU’s directive regarding this subject, each energy consumer in Poland, receiving energy from every supplier, will have to have a smart meter installed. It is estimated, that the implementation of smart metering in Poland is an investment worth approximately from 7,8 to over 10,5 billion PLN.