The Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) came into being in the year 1908, when it lit electric bulbs in the valley for the very first time. Ever since it has been relentlessly catering to the power need of Jammu and Kashmir. It is entrusted with the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power. Based out in a state which is only second, after Mysore, to have genearted Hydroelectric power JKPPD has a long and rich history to share. Electrical Maintenance and Rural Electrification wing (EMRE) is one among the five operational divisions that constitute JKPDD. The different wings are dileneated on the basis of the nature of duties they discharge. Further, some of the wings are divided on the basis of regions of operation as well - Jammu catered by its own wing while Kashmir by its own.