The System Operator hosts a Planned Outage Co-ordination Process (POCP) where industry participants upload and view planned outages of power system assets. The Process and associated tools allow both the System Operator and industry participants to manage and co-ordinate outage requirements of plant and equipment, while maintaining the security of the National Grid.
The process and associated database have been working successfully since 1 September 2003. Industry workshops to review POCP were carried out in 2006, 2009 with minor changes carried out. The last review of POCP was completed in 2013, followed by implementation of recommended user interface changes in 2014.
The System Operator is establishing a technical advisory group (TAG) to act as the principal tool for engaging the electricity industry participants in the review of the business rules and technical design elements of the POCP. The TAG will comprise of technical specialists from the electricity industry. The goal is to ensure that the POCP and associated tools continue to work successfully in a sensible and practical manner for the industry participants. A series of monthly workshops will be held, commencing on Friday 11th October 2019.
We are inviting industry participants to express their interest in joining the working group by emailing email@example.com.
|11 October 2019||
Terms of Reference [ pdf 129.55 KB ]
2013 Review and POCP upgrade
POCP Upgrade update 15 Aug 14 [ pdf 103.11 KB ]
POCP Upgrade update and questionnaire Aug 14 [ docx 157.01 KB ]
POCP Business Rules as at 10 July [ pdf 285.82 KB ]
TAG Meeting Action List [ pdf 195.68 KB ]
POCP TAG Recommendation Report [ pdf 439.16 KB ]
SO Response to POCP TAG Recommendation Report 2013 [ pdf 327.89 KB ]
|7 August 2013||Meeting Minutes [ pdf 313.77 KB ]|
|10 July 2013||Meeting Minutes [ pdf 297.39 KB ]|
|12 June 2013||Meeting Minutes [ pdf 324.43 KB ]|
|22 May 2013|| Meeting Minutes [ pdf 246.53 KB ]
Terms of Reference [ pdf 143.73 KB ]
|3 July 2009|| Meeting Minutes [ pdf 40.9 KB ]
POCP Review Report [ pdf 104.07 KB ]
|18 May 2009|| Meeting Minutes [ pdf 127.4 KB ]
NZGB Briefing (NZ Generation Balance) [ pdf 247.92 KB ]
|9 April 2009||Meeting Minutes [ pdf 45.9 KB ]|
|POCP Review Report [ pdf 132.65 KB ]|
|3 May 2006||Meeting Minutes [ pdf 35.23 KB ]|
|5 April 2006||Meeting Minutes [ pdf 117.29 KB ]|
|8 March 2006|| Meeting Minutes [ pdf 89.82 KB ]
Background Briefing Paper [ pdf 37.04 KB ]
POCP Tutorial Videos
Videos that explain how to navigate POCP and perform searches for outages are available on our
Look for the playlist Planned Outage Co-ordination Process.