The establishment of the Arab Union of Electricity (AUE) in 1987 aimed for:
Improving and developing the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy in the Arab World.
Developing, improving and coordinating the areas of interest of its members and strengthening the relationship among them.
Almost all Arab Ministries and Utilities of Electricity are active members in the Arab Union of Electricity. Many of the manufacturing companies that support this sector as well as producing companies are associate members.
The active members are currently 32 while the associate members are 20 and the observing members are 2. These 54 entities make up the General Assembly of AUE. The Board of Directors includes 10 members; headed by Engineer Abdel Rahim Hafidi, the Director General - Office National de l'Electricité et du l’Eau potable- (ONEE)/ Morocco. The Board of Directors is appointed every three years by the active members.
The Arab Union of Electricity Secretariat is based in Amman, Jordan and hosted by National Electric Power Company.