APERC acts independently as a regional research centre with its own mandates and programmes focusing on energy sector development of the APEC member economies.
The APEC Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis (EGEDA) is the official body that oversees APERC research activities, of which members consist of senior energy officials from each APEC member economy. APERC's overall research is guided by EGEDA, and the selection of research themes is subject to the APEC Energy Working Group's (EWG) official endorsement. APERC is responsible for reporting the outcome of its activities to the EWG through the APEC Expert Group Chairs Meeting conducted back-to-back with the biannual meeting of the EWG.
APERC retains a Board of Advisors, of which members include distinguished leaders from globally recognised energy research centres within the APEC region.
relationship between APEC EWG, APEC EGEDA, APERC Advisory Board, IEEJ and APERC