Residents of Atimonan assembled at Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to express their support for the planned Atimonan One Energy (A1E) 1,200 MW power plant project in Atimonan, Quezon.
“We represent many more Atimonanins who support the project. We also went here to show Chair Agnes Devanadera that we support the ERC and that we believe the commissioners will see the importance of this project to us,” said Demosthenes Hernandez, President of the Municipal Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
Hernandez thanked the Department of Energy and Sec. Alfonso Cusi for the awarding of the certificate of Energy Project of National Significance (EPNS) to the Atimonan project, as well as noticing its importance.
In addition, he thanked President Duterte for signing the Executive Order No. 30 which allows the quick processing of projects like this.
“This project will really benefit Atimonan in terms of additional jobs that we have long been waiting for,” he added.
Approximately 50 residents came all the way from Atimonan to participate in the rally. The townsfolk said they left Atimonan very early in the morning to go to the ERC to submit the signed statement of support for the project.