The Association represents electrical contractors at all levels, and is recognized by the Government, supply authorities, consulting engineers, CSIR, ESKOM and the Association of Municipality Electrical Undertakings as the spokesman for the Industry. The ECA also serves on the SABS Committee responsible for the Code of Practice for the Wiring of Premises.

The Association also has a large number of Associate members, who are manufacturers and/or wholesalers who supply plant, machinery, equipment and materials essential to the carrying on of the Industry.