Energy Revolution Mission
Policy measure

The main approach of the Venezuelan government to enforce active energy efficiency policy is through the Energy Revolution Mission which was initiated in 2006 and represents a strategic part of public policy. Furthermore, the Organic Law on Hydrocarbons and the decree on the Organic Law on Gas Hydrocarbons and the Organic Law on the Electricity Service are actions that have been taken by the Government of Venezuela to meet energy efficiency policy goals (ECLAC, 2010).

Implementation

The objective of the Energy Revolution Mission has primarily been implemented through specific energy efficiency programmes. The main body involved in energy, energy use and energy efficiency is the Ministry of Popular Power for Energy and Oil (MENPET). With regard to the specific area of energy efficiency in Venezuela, the National Electricity Corporation (CORPOELEC) is a key actor. Energy efficiency as a core focus of Venezuela’s government was initiated in November 2006 in the form of a public policy strategy with the formation of the Energy Revolution Mission with the aim of promoting energy efficiency (ECLAC, 2010).

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

According to ECLAC (2010), CORPOELEC has supported the Energy Revolution Mission since 2010, thereby enabling it to successfully complete the third phase of replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving lamps, a measure which was launched in February 2008 and involved the replacement of 11.3 billion bulbs (ECLAC, 2010).

References

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