Gideon Gope

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Old Engineering Building, F24/F23
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2291
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  • MSc. Electrical Power Engineering, University of Zimbabwe (1999)
  • BSc. Engineering (Hons) Electrical Engineering, UZ, Zimbabwe  (1996)
  • Association of Energy Engineers, Member:76486
  • Certified Energy Auditor (CEA):90072

Research Focus Areas

  • Applications of Network Coherent Data and Synchrophasors in Power Systems
  • Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) in Power Networks
  • Energy Systems Modelling and Simulation with special emphasis on PV- Utility grid integration.
  • Energy Management with special emphasis on Demand Side Management (DSM).

Subjects Currently Teaching

  • TDN811S – Transmission and Distribution Networks 415
  • EMG410S - Energy Management 4
  • PEL410S   - Power Electronics 4
  • AEP611S  – Advanced Electrical Principles 215

Brief Career Summary

  • 2017+          Head of Department, DECE, NUST
  • 2017-2017  Acting Head of Department, DECE, NUST
  • 2012-2017  Deputy Head of Department, DECE, NUST
  • 2008+          Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DECE), NUST
  • 2004-2008  Postgraduate Coordinator, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UZ
  • 2003-2008  Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Zimbabwe
  • 2000-2002  Research Scientist, Scientific and Industrial Research & Development Centre (SIRDC)
  • 1999-2000  Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
  • 1997-1999  Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Zimbabwe
  • 1995-1996  Engineering Trainee, National Railways of Zimbabwe


Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. Robard Jerry, Gideon Gope “An Application of Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) in the Assessment of  Power Transformer Failures: A Focus on Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMDs), in IEEE Xplore, PowerAfrica,(2018) DOI:
  2.  François Diaz-Maurin; Zivayi Chiguvare; Gideon Gope “Scarcity in abundance: the challenges of promoting energy access in developing countries”, Energy Policy Journal, pp 110-120,  ScienceDirect, Elsevier,(2018) DOI:
  3.  Cheddi Kiravu, François Diaz-Maurin, Mario Giampietro, Alan C. Brent, Sandra G.F. Bukkens, Zivayi Chiguvare, Mandu A. Gasennelwe-Jeffrey, Gideon Gope, Zora Kovacic, Lapologang  Magole, Josephine Kaviti Musango, Ulpiano Ruiz-Rivas Hernando, Suzanne Smit, Antonio Vázquez Barquero, Felipe Yunta Mezquita, "Proposing a master’s programme on Participatory integrated assessment of energy systems to promote energy access and energy efficiency In Southern Africa", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, ISSN: 1467-6370  (2017) DOI:
  4. Aldrin Mubiana, Gideon Gope ,Michael Mutingi, Charles Mbohwa, “ Analysis of Power Quality Factors:   A Case Study of Windhoek, Namibia”,   Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2016 Vol II WCECS 2016, 19-21 October, 2016, San Francisco, USA.ISBN: 978-988-14048-2-4;ISSN: 2078-0958 (Print); ISSN: 2078-0966 (Online) (2016)
  5. Sendegeya A, Gope.G, (Jan 2016)” Capacity Building for Sustainable Energy Development: The Role of the Academia”, The Kyambogo University International Multi-Disciplinary Conference, 29th – 31st January 2016, Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda. (2016)
  6. G.Gope, K. Dax, S. A. Reju, and P. Cilliers, ‘Geomagnetically induced current model for the Namibian High Voltage Network’, in IEEE Xplore, AFRICON (2015), pp. 1–7.DOI:
  7. G. Gope, S.A Reju, E.P Shilongo “Geomagnetic Disturbance Monitoring in Namibia”, Proceedings of the NCRST Research Symposium, Windhoek , Namibia,23-25 September 2015 (2015)
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