The new system will optimize energy data access and usage for Polish consumers, drive value chain transformation, introduce new value-add services, and advance Poland’s ESG goals.
CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) has been selected to design, build, implement and support a next-generation Central Energy Market Information System (CSIRE) for Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE), Poland’s electricity transmission system operator. The new centralized energy IT system will store and manage data from all of Poland’s energy consumption locations to simplify and enhance data exchange across the country’s retail electricity market. This will drive benefits for PSE’s nationwide operations as well as Poland’s households, enterprises and retail utility sector as a whole. The contract is valued at CAD$97 million.
By centralizing and automating Poland’s energy metering data management, the new system will optimize energy data access, as well as drive energy value chain transformation and new value-added services. In addition, the new system will unify electricity retail market processes and standards across the country. This will reduce the number of standards and systems maintained locally by energy distributors and suppliers, which, in turn, will further streamline and accelerate processes across Poland’s retail energy market.
“CSIRE will improve metering information access, enable consumers’ prudent energy use, and facilitate market procedures like change of supplier. It also will drive competitiveness among market participants, support the launch of new innovative services, and more,” said Tomasz Sikorski, PSE President of the Board.
To support PSE, CGI will leverage its proven Central Market Solutions (CMS) intellectual property, which manages the exchange of data among energy market participants and improves compliance with ESG reporting regulations. By synchronizing data, processes and systems, CMS addresses key requirements driven by new energy legislation and evolving energy sector demands. This also will help PSE to address its own business needs in terms of data processing, protection and security.
“The energy sector has become vitally important to not only meet the needs of consumers, but also to advance the transition to more sustainable energy sources, which addresses geopolitical challenges and drives economic growth,” said Senior Vice-President Bartłomiej Nieścierowicz, who leads CGI’s operations in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. “We look forward to partnering with Poland to help revolutionize the energy sector for the future through a new strategic vision and innovative technologies. CGI has successfully implemented solutions similar to CSIRE in 10 countries and 14 regulated markets, including electricity, gas and water.”
CGI has worked in the energy sector for several decades, delivering end-to-end services and innovative intellectual property solutions to help energy companies become customer-centric digital organizations. Through its energy data, systems, security and ESG expertise, CGI helps clients navigate change and evolve their energy businesses to better serve customers, drive operational excellence, and gain competitive advantage. To learn more about CGI’s energy experience, visit cgi.com/energy-utilities.