Ministry of Energy and Mines (Peru)

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The Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru (Spanish: Ministerio de Energía y Minas de Perú, MINEM), is an entity of the Peruvian government responsible for managing the energy and mining sectors of Peru. Additionally, it is charged with overseeing the equal distribution of energy throughout the country. The current minister is Gonzalo Francisco Alberto Tamayo Flores.



1. To promote the proportional, efficient, and competitive use and development of energy resources in the context of decentralization and regional development, prioritizing private investment, meeting demand, as well as the employment of alternative energy in the process of rural electrification.

2. To promote the development of the mining sub sector, to impulse private investment and legal stability, to encourage the fair exploitation and implementation of clean energy technologies in small-scale mining and in the context of the process of regional decentralization.

3. To promote the protection of the environment, with respect to energy and mining corporations as well as to encourage friendly relations between private entities, consumers, and civil society.

4. To bring about and develop planning for the sector and its institutions, as well as the efficient and effective administration of resources.

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