Northeast Electric Power University (NEEPU) is located at Jilin City, Jilin province, a beautiful city with fine sceneries. Northeast Electric Power University is one of the key universities in Jilin province. Founded in 1949, it is the first electric power engineering school launched by the People’s Republic of China. In 1958, it was named Jilin Institute of Electric Power and in 1978, its name was changed to Northeast China Institute of Electric Power Engineering. In 2005, the university changed its name to Northeast Dianli University. In 2009, the university became a doctorate degree awarding project approval construction unit. In 2012, the university was selected as one of the key construction universities of “Midwest Universities’ Basic Capacity Construction Project”. In 2016, the university changed its English name to Northeast Electric Power University.


Jun. 1949  

Shenyang Advanced Professional School of Electrical Machinery. 

Affiliated to General Administration of Electric Power of Northeast China 


Aug. 1949 

Moved to Changchun. Name changed to Changchun Advanced Professional School of Electrical Machinery. Affiliated to General Administration of Electric Power of Northeast China 


Mar. 1950

Affiliated to General Administration of Electric Power of Northeast China


May 1952

Name changed to Changchun Technical School of Electric Power 


Jul. 1953

Name changed to Changchun School of Electric Power Industry.


Jun. 1954

Name changed to Changchun Electric Power School. Affiliated to Ministry of Fuel Industry.



Name changed to Jilin Electric Power School. Affiliated to Ministry of Electric Power Industry. 


Feb. 1958

Affiliated to Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power


Aug. 1958

Name changed to Jilin Institute of Electric Power. 


Sept. 1978

Name changed to Northeast China Institute of Electric Power Engineering.



Affiliated to Ministry of Energy.



Affiliated to Ministry of Electric Power Industry.


Jan. 1995

Affiliated to Northeast China Electric Power Group.



Led by Jilin Province, “Joint-building by Central and Local Governments”.


Dec. 2005

Name changed to Northeast Dianli University


Oct. 2016

Name changed to Northeast Electric Power University

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