The Secretariat for Energy Development (hereafter referred to as the SEDENER) was created in the framework of the current 2019-2024 Administration of the State of Tabasco as the agency responsible for energy matters, given the dominant role that such matters play in the economic growth of the State.
In accordance with the Organic Law of the Executive Power of the State of Tabasco, it is the responsibility of the latter to promote the implementation of strategic energy development projects among the competent federal authorities, regulatory bodies and State productive enterprises through the creation of legal instruments and partnership mechanisms that help attract both public and private investment in order to guarantee energy development in the hydrocarbon, petroleum, petrochemical, electricity and renewable energy fields.
This comes in addition to assisting, participating in and supporting investment projects and energy infrastructure and services in their various forms, in conjunction with the federal government, State productive enterprises and the private sector, in accordance with the provisions of Article 27 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and the applicable legal, administrative and regulatory provisions.
Finally, it is the responsibility of the SEDENER to collaborate with the Federal Electricity Commission and the competent authorities to ensure that electricity is supplied in sufficient quality and quantities and at affordable prices for the benefit of the population and the development of Tabasco.
All of the above, taking into consideration respect for the human rights of the population covered by the body, seeks to develop sustainable energy resources, demonstrating commitment and social responsibility, and promote the efficient and rational use of resources.
This being the case, with regard to social matters, it is responsible for encouraging both the population and the productive sectors to save energy through the efficient and sustainable use thereof. The Ministry of Energy is also responsible for undertaking and coordinating efforts in conjunction with the sector and promoting a harmonious balance between oil and electrification activities and other productive activities on the part of the State with a view to improving social, economic and environmental conditions in oil-producing areas
Likewise, it is entrusted with the task of promoting alternative energy programmes to provide energy to isolated or dispersed communities that are unable to rely on traditional energy services, as well as managing compensation for damage to productive and other areas caused by oil, electrification and hydraulic activities, encouraging the social participation of the populations of the areas concerned in order to promote the strengthening of productive systems and the improvement of the ecological environment and to improve the quality of the basic services required by these communities.