Krakow and Warsaw, Poland --- (METERING.COM) --- May 19, 2010 - The first Polish smart metering software package to enable intelligent electricity use in more than 15 million households in Poland has been announced by IBM Poland and Sygnity Group subsidiary Winuel SA.

Based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) using Winuel's programming components and IBM WebSphere, the solution allows both utility companies and clients to better manage their energy consumption by ensuring detailed, accurate and real time monitoring at both sides. As a result, utility companies will be able to measure and bill their clients depending on actual energy use.

The solution can be integrated into the platform of any utility company, which also makes it relevant outside of Poland.

“As energy prices remain uncertain and carbon reduction is associated with financial implications, it has never been more important to have a detailed understanding of actual energy consumption in real time,” says Annia Sienko, country general manager, IBM Poland. “This innovative solution is tailored to the unique needs of our customers and provides a platform companies can use to grow their business.”

“This first Polish smart metering software package addresses a new 35 million dollar market in Poland and abroad in the next few years, and has the potential to contribute towards significant energy savings,” added Norbert Biedrzycki, CEO of Sygnity SA.