Patrick Collantes, A1E CSR Assistant, discuss benefits of power plant to the audience during IEC at Villa Ibaba.
Two more information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns have been conducted by Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Dalaw-Turo Team and Atimonan Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) in Barangay Villa Ibaba, Atimonan, Quezon.
These sessions followed the first IEC for 2019, which was also held at the barangay hall of Villa Ibaba last February 15.
Some 36 residents of Sitio Tabuan in the same barangay participated in the session last February 27; while around 42 students from Villa Ibaba Elementary School joined the IEC activity last March 15.
“The basic building blocks of community awareness regarding A1E’s power plant project as well as energy security and stability is to host various waves of IEC programs to shape the community’s opinions,” Janeth Salazar, DENR Dalaw-Turo Team Leader said during one of the IECs.
Thirteen more sessions are planned within Atimonan as part of A1E’s “Malayang Talakayan, Angat Kaalaman” IEC campaign, which involves a series of group discussions in a bid to communicate updates about the company’s projects and programs for the community.
A1E is the developer of a 2×600 megawatt (MW) high efficiency, low emission (HELE) coal-fired power plant in Atimonan.