Monitoring Team for Atimonan One Energy, Inc.’s power project established
Officials from Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E), the government and non-government organizations on 17 February 2016 signed the Memorandum of Agreement creating the Multipartite Monitoring Team (MMT).
The MMT is a multi-sectoral team in charge of monitoring A1E’s compliance with the provisions indicated in the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the planned 1,200-megawatt (MW) supercritical coal-fired power plant in Atimonan, Quezon.
(L-R) A1E Pollution Control Officer Cynthia Pardo; Barangay Villa Ibaba Chairman Johnny Ambon; Non-Government Organization/Peoples’ Organizations (NGO/PO) Representatives Demosthenes Hernandez, Greg de Gracia, and Randy Fajardo; Atimonan Municipal Councilor Renato Sarmiento; Quezon Province Vice Governor Samuel Nantes; A1E Project Lead Dan Neil; Quezon Provincial Board Member Rhodora Tan; Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Ruben Mabesa; NGO/PO Representative Ricardo Pizzaro; Gliceria Verzo of Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) - Quezon; Meralco PowerGen Corporation Vice President for External Affairs Litz Santana; Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO) Rita Chavez, and EMB - Quezon Representatives Estrella Fiecas and Melvin Fiegalan.
Atimonan One Energy, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meralco PowerGen Corporation. It is the developer of an environment-friendly and state-of-the-art 1,200-megawatt supercritical coal-fired power plant in Atimonan, Quezon Province. The plant is expected to augment the power supply in the Luzon grid when it starts commercial operations.