Coordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)
Mr Stephen Dihwa is the employed as a Coordination Centre Manager at the Southern African Power Pool. He got a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Power Systems from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) in Manchester, UK in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science Engineering Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe in 1987. He worked for the national power utility the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) from 1988 to 2007 at various levels in power system operations, power plant maintenance and power system planning at engineer level and management levels. Whe he left ZESA in 2007 he was the Business development Director of the Transmission Company.
He worked as senior Manager in Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) in Windhoek, Naminibia from 2008 to 2012 responsible initially for System Planning and Security and then Renewable Energy and System Integration. He worked as consultant in Mozambique providing System Planning Advisory services to EdM in 2007/8 in Maputo, Mozambique and then as a Power Engineering Consultant to the African Development Bank in Harare, Zimbawe on the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund from 2013 to 2016. He was the Principal Director in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development in Zimbabwe from 2016 to 2017 responsible for Power Development, Renewable Energy and Petroleum.
Mr Dihwa joined the Southern African Power Pool in 2017. He is managing all aspects of SAPP including the Project Advisory Unit currently located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr Dihwa is a Professional Engineer and a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of the United Kingdom, a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA) and a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers. He also holds a Diploma in Management from the Institute of Supervision and Management in the UK.