Founded in December 1988, CEC is a joint organization of China's power enterprises and institutions. The Board of CEC has gone through six terms. The sixth term of the Board took office in December 2015.
CEC now has 939 members in total, among which 172 are council members, 77 are executive committee members and 17 are presidential members. The leadership of the CEC Board consists of the 17 presidential members, with State Grid Corporation of China as president member and 16 major power corporations and institutions as vice president members. Most of these members are engaged in business of every aspects of power industry, including power generation, transmission, distribution, engineering, construction and R&D, etc. With 14 departments in its head-office, 7 branch associations and 2 specialty committees, CEC has formed a functional and orderly service network covering the nation-wide power industry.
Functioning as a bridge between the government and power enterprises, CEC serves its members by appealing to the government on their requests and protecting their legal rights, encourages its members to fulfill their social responsibilities, and promotes the healthy development of the whole industry.