Vice Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energy Sources
Policy measure

According to ECLAC (2010) the purpose of the Bolivian Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy, established in 2006, is to formulate, evaluate, control, regulate, oversee and direct government policies on hydrocarbons and energy. The Vice Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energy Sources was established as well, with the mandate to implement the National Energy Efficiency Programme (PNEE), which was improved in 2008.


The objective of the Vice Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energy Sources is to identify political actions and implement projects intended to optimize the rational, efficient and effective use of energy. It also aims to foster the active participation of all national actors involved and to develop the PNEE in a multi-sectoral manner, which requires the interaction and contribution of all sectors. (ECLAC, 2010)

No identified challenges.

This PNEE has two approaches to energy efficiency. One is on the supply side (improvements in operations, better ways of producing, alternative sources) and the other on the demand side (rational use of energy, energy conservation and energy management). Along those lines, there are four basic areas in which sustainable development benefits will be observable: energy independence and sovereignty, economic benefits, environmental benefits and social benefits. The programme also includes strategic principles, policy guidelines and cross-cutting activities (ECLAC, 2010).


ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), 2010. Energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean: situation and outlook. Chile: Santiago.