The CEB is the sole supplier of electrical power in Mauritius. The mandate of the utility is to prepare and carry out development schemes with the general object of promoting, coordinating and improving the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity.

Over the years, substantial investment in building generating capacity and in the consolidation and modernisation of the transmission and distribution infrastructure has guaranteed a reliable, quality and continuous supply of power to the population and all sectors of the economy, thereby enabling the socioeconomic development of the country. 

Today, the role of the CEB must be viewed in the context of the aspirations of a rapidly growing nation. The utility has a much wider role to play in addition to the supply of electricity. It has to support the country's growth and development aspirations while taking on board its sustainability concerns. It must equally ensure that nation remains an attractive investment destination.