The Plan establishes the national legal framework, with emphasis on the promotion and protection of private investment, minimizing social and environmental impacts and encouraging energy markets, as well as promoting energy efficiency and development of renewable energies at local, regional and national level.
Among the most important objectives of the national energy policy is the development of an energy sector following these guidelines:
- Promote the development and use of clean energies and technologies with low emissions and avoiding the biodegradation of resources.
- Reach an environmental regulation with requirements compatible with the National Environmental Policy and international standards.
- Promote and encourage the use of solid and liquid waste for the production of energy.
- Promote harmonious relations between the state, communities and companies in the energy sector.
The plan aims to diversify the energy mix with special emphasis in renewable energy sources.