Coordination Centre

Functions of the Coordination Centre

The responsibilities of the Co-Ordination Center include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Monitor the operation of the Power Pool
  2. Monitor Transactions between Operating Members and between Members and Non-Members
  3. Monitor the inadvertent power flows and the returns in kind between members
  4. Provide routine daily reports, data and information relevant to the operation of the Power Pool to the Operating Sub Committee and to the Members
  5. Monitor and advise on the use of the Operating Guidelines.
  6. Monitor and report on the control performance criteria, as specified in the Operating Guidelines, to all the Operating Members.
  7. Convene, following a disturbance affecting the parallel operation of the pool, a post disturbance committee.
  8. Provide information and give technical advice or support to Members of SAPP, in matters pertaining to parallel operation.
  9. Evaluate the impact of future projects on the operation of the pool and advise the Operating Sub-Committee accordingly.
  10. Perform Various operational planning studies to highlight possible operating problems.
  11. Give advice on short-term and long-term operating problems.
  12. Perform studies to determine transfer limits on time lines and inform Operating Members accordingly. Monitor Adherence of Operating Members to these limits.
  13. Establish and update a database containing historical and other data to be used in Planning and System Operation studies
  14. Monitor the availability of the communication links between the Control Centers of the Operating Members and between these Control Centers and the Co-ordination Center.
  15. Advise of the feasibility of wheeling transactions
  16. Gather and act as the official custodian of data pertaining to transactions between Operating Members and Between Operating Members and Non-Members.
  17. Monitor the calculation and implementation of the various types of Reserves.
  18. Carry out projects and assignments as directed by the Operating Sub-Committee.
  19. Monitor the protection performance on all tie line and the co-ordination of their protection.
  20. Monitor adherence to the Agreement by the Operating Members, inter alia regarding Accredited Capacity Obligation and calculate the penalties for insufficient Accredited Capacity and their re-allocation among members.
  21. Disseminate the generation and transmission maintenance schedules received from the operating Members and advise on the adjustments that are required to maintain at all times the contractual pool reserves and the agreed upon services.
  22. Co-ordinate the training of the Members staff and if necessary, organize training seminars focusing on the operation of the interconnected system.
  23. Prepare and issue annually control performance summaries report for the benefit of the Operating Sub-Committee.
  24. Facilitate trading in the Day Ahead Market (DAM)

Coordination Centre

Stephen Dihwa
Coordination Centre Manager
Mr. Alison Chikova
Chief Engineer
Mr. Musara Beta
Chief Market Analyst
Brian Dhlamini
Planning Engineer
Mr. Johnson Maviya
Environmental Officer
Mr. Sydney Zimba
Operations Engineer
Mrs. Daisy Gombera
Finance & Admin Officer
Mr. Elisha Mutambudzi
DAM Market Finance Officer
Mrs Caroline Muringai
IT Specialist
Mr. Simbarashe Pasipamire
Electricity Market Analyst
Mrs Martha Maswaure
Finance Officer
Ms Edeline Mujongondi
Secretary
Mr. Simon Jaricha
Messenger
Mr. Micheal Nhachi
Caretaker