Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)
The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) was established in August 1995, under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to coordinate the provision of reliable and economical electricity supply and facilitate electricity trading amongst the SAPP member utilities in the SADC region. SAPP membership comprises both national power utilities and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) from the 12 countries in the SADC region, with an installed capacity of about 72GW. The SAPP operates a competitive electricity trading platform and provides the necessary operating guidelines for the market to function in a fair and transparent manner. In addition, the SAPP is responsible for the planning and development of regional priority generation and transmission projects by advancing project preparation through technical, economic, and financial studies for eventual project bankability. This ensures that the future regional power supply and demand balance will be addressed in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner.