Responsibilities and Functions

According to Article 2 of Decree 0381 from February 16th of 2012, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in addition to all the other responsibilities established in the Political Constitution, article 59 from Law 489 of 1998 and any other currently valid legal norms, has the following responsibilities:

  1. Articulating the formulation, adoption and implementation of the public policy for the administrative sector of mines and energy.
  2. Formulating, adopting, leading and coordinating the national policy in terms of exploration, extraction, transportation, refining, processing, benefit, transformation and distribution of minerals, hydrocarbons and biofuel.
  3. Formulating adopting, leading and coordinating the policy concerning the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of electric energy.
  4. Formulating adopting, leading and coordinating the policy concerning the rational use of energy and the development of alternate forms of energy as well as promoting, organizing and securing the undertaking of programs for the rational and efficient use of energy.
  5. Formulating adopting, leading and coordinating the policy concerning activities related to the comprehensive exploitation of non-renewable natural resources and all the energy sources of the country.
  6. Formulating policies geared towards enabling companies in the mining and energy sector to carry out their activities in a manner that guarantees the sustainable development of non-renewable natural resources.
  7. Adopting development plans for the national mining and energy sector in a manner consistent with national development plans and with the policy of the National Government.
  8. Issuing sector guidelines for the exploration, extraction, transportation, refining, distribution, processing, benefit, commercialization and export of non-renewable natural resources and biofuel.
  9. Issuing technical regulations on the production, transportation, distribution and commercialization of electric energy and fuel gas, including their uses and applications.
  10. Issuing regulations for the transportation of crude through oil pipelines.
  11. Adopting general expansion plans for energy generation and for the interconnection network as well as establishing criteria for planning transmission and distribution.
  12. Formulating the national policy for nuclear energy and radioactive materials.
  13. Formulating the policy concerning the expansion of electric energy services in Non-Interconnected Areas (ZNI).
  14. Adopting plans for fuel gas provision and coverage expansion.
  15. Monitor the exploration and extraction of deposits, either directly or through a delegated entity.
  16. Carrying out activities related to subsoil cartography and knowledge, either directly or through a delegated entity.
  17. Raise awareness about sector programs, plans and policies.
  18. Establishing prices and fees for gasoline, diesel fuel (ACPM), biofuel and any mix of the above.
  19. Reviewing and adopting the Expansion Plan for the Pipeline network as well as preparing and adopting the Continuity Plan, which will establish the objectives, principles, criteria and strategies required for securing the availability and supply of derived liquid fuels, biofuel and others within the national market, in a regular and ongoing manner.
  20. Establishing criteria that will inform the compensation for projects intended to secure a reliable, available, continued and guaranteed supply of liquid fuel, biofuel and others.
  21. Identifying the amount of subsidies that the Nation may provide to the public utility services of electric energy and fuel gas, including establishing assignment criteria for the same and requesting the inclusion of budget allocations for this purpose within the General Budget of the Nation.
  22. Managing the Solidarity Funds for Subsidies and Income Redistribution.
  23. Managing the Financial Support Fund for the Energizing Non-Interconnected Areas (FAZNI).
  24. Managing the Financial Support Fund for Energizing Interconnected Rural Areas (FAER).
  25. Managing the Special Development Fee Fund.
  26. Managing the Electric Network Standardization Program (PRONE).
  27. Managing the Social Energy Fund (FOES).
  28. Providing assistance to the National Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to establish and strengthen the international relations of the country with respect to agreements, treaties and conventions involving mining and energy matters.
  29. Leading the participation of the Colombian Government in international associations, entities and organizations dedicated to integration and cooperation in mining and energy matters.
  30. Any other additional assignments.


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