The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) was created by the government of Pakistan in 2003. The functions of the Board are to:
- develop national strategies, policies and plans for the utilization of alternative and renewable energy resources to achieve the targets approved by the Federal Government;
- to act as a forum for evaluating, monitoring and certifying alternative and renewable energy projects and products; to act as a coordinating agency for the commercial application of alternative and renewable technology;
- and to facilitate power generation through alternative and renewable energy resources.
AEDB was provided a legal basis by Presidential Ordices in 2005 and 2007. In 2010, the Parliament of Pakistan provided legislative foundations to AEDB through the AEDB Act.