Argentina's Río Negro Province Energy Department is tasked with developing plans, programs and projects related to the electric power, mining, and oil and gas sectors. The department engages in laying down programs, granting concessions, and overseeing exploration and development of mineral and hydrocarbon resources, as well as planning, execution and control of power generation, transmission and distribution projects. It is also responsible for overseeing the province's water resources. The Secretariat acts as a coordination entity with the National Government's Energy Ministry and other national, provincial and municipal government agencies. Its headquarters are located in the city of Cipolletti.