The Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales dates from 2001, with the passing of the General Electricity Law No. 125-01, which designates CDEEE, in its article 138, the role of leader and coordinator of the State Electrical Enterprises and of executing State programs of rural and sub-urban electrification in favor communities with scarce financial resources, as well as the administration and application of electric energy supply contracts with the Independent Electricity Producers (IPP).
Previous to CDEEE there was the Dominican Electricity Corporation as the responsible institution for production, transmission, and distribution of electric energy, after the adquisition of the Santo Domingo Electrical Company, which operated in the country since 1928.
CDEEE within its role of leader and coordinator of the state electrical companies, is responsible of:
- Leading and coordinating the strategies, objectives and performances of the state electrical companies (EDENORTE, EDESUR, EDEESTE, ETED and EGEHID), as well as those linked to the national electrical industry.
- Fulfilling State programs regarding rural and sub-urban electrification, in favor of communities with scarce financial resources, as well as the administration and application of energy supply contracts with the Independent Electricity Producers (IPP).