Planned Outage Coordination Process

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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 and 2013.  The 2019 review of POCP has been completed, with recommended user interface changes planned to be implemented in 2020.

 

2019 Review

Meeting Date Documentation
 

System Operator Response to 2019 POCP Review Report [ pdf 238.87 KB ]

 

POCP Business Rules [ pdf 184.12 KB ] (revised 9 July 2020)

  2019 POCP Review Report (Final [ pdf 576.18 KB ])
14 February 2020 Meeting Minutes [ pdf 156.21 KB ]
13 December 2019 Meeting Minutes [ pdf 145.89 KB ]
15 November 2019 Meeting Minutes [ pdf 158.24 KB ]
11 October 2019 Meeting Minutes [ pdf 480.39 KB ]
 

Terms of Reference [ pdf 522.38 KB ]

2013 Review and POCP upgrade

Meeting Date Documentation
POCP Update

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 ]

2009 Review

Meeting Date Documentation
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 ]

2006 Review

Meeting Date Documentation
  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 Help Information

Videos that explain how to navigate POCP and perform searches for outages are available on our Transpower YouTube channel.

Look for the playlist Planned Outage Co-ordination Process.

Further information on using POCP is available in the POCP Help Information [ pdf 707.6 KB ].