By The Nation
This community-based power plant project was part of former energy minister Sontirat Sontijirawong’s “energy for all” policy.
The representatives said this project will prove to be truly useful and practical for all involved, from investors to farmers who can grow energy crops as well as village funds and community enterprises, which will receive a share of the revenue earned from a two-decade power purchase agreement.
“We are not part of any political groups, nor do we support any minister. We are only here to say we hope the community-based power plant project goes ahead. Even if our communities are not chosen for this project, we will not regret it. We only want an opportunity to compete with others,” said Varakorn Worawan, chairman of the Eastern Forest Conservation Group.