JAKEDA was set up in the year 1989 under the administrative control of the Department of Science & Technology, UT of J&K. The objective of JAKEDA as State Nodal Agency is the promotion and development of renewable energy programmes/ projects.

The mandate of the Agency covers the entire gamut of renewable energy resources such as Solar, Wind, Mini/Small Hydro (upto 10MW Capacity), Biomass, Geothermal and Hydrogen Energy. The schemes implemented are largely sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India (GoI).

The Agency has a Central Office headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and two Regional Offices in the Jammu and Kashmir Divisions of the J&K (UT).