Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) recently initiated a three-day workshop to help local officials of Barangay Villa Ibaba in Atimonan, Quezon come up with a barangay development plan.
The plan gives local officials a more solid roadmap on how they can maximize the benefits that the residents will get from a 1,200-megawatt (MW) high efficiency, low emission (HELE) coal-fired power plant that A1E will be building in the area.
Under the ER 1-94, power plant developers are mandated to allot one-centavo per kilowatt-hour of its electricity sales to its host communities which they can use for electrification of communities that have no access to electricity, environment enhancement, livelihood, reforestation and watershed management, and health-related projects.
More than P80 million is expected to be remitted to the host communities – from the region up to the resettlement area — through ER 1-94 each year. Of the total, Barangay Villa Ibaba is expected to get an allocation of about P17 million.