ZESCO is a vertically integrated business model in which Transmission, Operations & Trade (TOT) Directorate manages Transmission assets and is mandated to operate the Interconnected Power System (IPS) as a system operator. The Directorate also manages all power trading in the Country and the Region. The National Control Centre (NCC) operates the IPS using automated monitoring and control systems. The ZESCO electricity infrastructure spreads across the entire Country and is connected to the national electricity utilities of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Directorate Vision is “ To Innovatively Provide an Efficient, Flexible, Inter-Connected Transmission Grid That Enhances Quality, Reliable and Cost-Effective Transmission of Electricity.”