The Public Utilities Board is a corporate body, established under the Public Utilities Ordinance, Cap 83, on 1 July 1977, and further amended in 2000 to allow PUB more autonomy in its operations.  PUB was more recently established as an SOE under the SOE Act which came into force on 1 August 2013 with a more independent Board of Directors. 

The principle responsibilities of PUB are to deliver electricity, water supply and sewerage disposal services to the population on South Tarawa.  The goals of the organisation are as spelt out in the company’s vision and mission as follows:

Vision:  To be the most professional SOE in sustainable, quality service provision for Kiribati.

Mission:  To commercially provide and maintain quality, reliable electricity, water and sewerage disposal services to meet stakeholder needs.