PGE Dystrybucja, a subsidiary of the PGE Group, is the largest operator of the electricity distribution system in Poland. A few weeks ago, the company announced the purchase of 400 thousand. Special devices that will be installed in the homes of energy consumers. What does this mean for the Poles, what will the work schedule be and will it include any costs on our part? About that below.
We are facing a major replacement of energy meters
On July 24, Polska Grupa Energetyczna announced that it had purchased 400,000 lots. Remote reading meters.
Special devices will be installed for end users – their task is to measure electricity consumption, and the principle of operation is similar to a conventional electronic meter. However, unlike him, they do
The ability to obtain telemetry data, which means that there is no need to visit company representatives at the meter installation site.
Hardware replacement is the result of a power law modification.
The installation of smart meters will benefit both consumers and the distribution system operator.
It will enable remote reading of electricity consumption at any time, remote tariff group change and supplier change without having to use our services in this field. In addition, thanks to the possibility of obtaining telemetry data, the installation of VOC meters (remote reading meters – editorial note) will allow PGE to better manage the energy system, which is especially important in the case of oversaturation with renewable energy sources
– stressed Jaroslav Kwasek, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PGE Dystrybucja.
An ambitious work schedule
Half of 2023 is long behind us, prof
PGE intends to install private meters for up to 15 percent of its customers by the end of the project. final recipients.
After two years, that percentage will rise to 25 percent, and by 2027, remote reading meters will be 65 percent. recipients. What then?
According to the provisions of the Energy Law
By the end of 2028, at least 80 percent of final recipients will have VOCs.
By the end of 2030, the devices will be installed on all end users in Poland.
For PGE Dystrybucja, this means a commitment to eventually replace meters for nearly 6 million customers.
– we read on the company’s website.
Recipients will not be charged any replacement costs
Poles don’t have to worry about incurring any costs in connection with meter replacement, because the energy companies cover them.
According to estimates by the Ministry of Climate, the total cost of replacing the meters will be about PLN 9 billion.
PGE Dystrybucja operates in the following counties: Śląskie, Świętokrzyskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Lubelskie, ódzkie, Małopolskie, Mazowieckie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie and Wielkopolskie.
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