We BuildSustainable Energy
VTARA model is to pursue catalytic, ‘game-changing’ opportunities in electricity generation in rural and regional sectors. We work with governments, businesses, developers and the energy sector internationally, to incorporate renewables into robust energy strategies and underlies our commitment to provide environmental, economic and social benefits to local and regional communities. At this stage, we have acquired several licenses to build and operate Biomass, Solar and Mini Hydel Project in India. We are pursuing similar projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Ethiopia and Philippines
We work with governments, businesses, developers and the energy sector internationally, to incorporate renewables into robust energy strategies and underlies our commitment to provide environmental, economic and social benefits to local and regional communities. At this stage, we have acquired several licenses to build and operate Biomass, Solar and Mini Hydel Project in India. We are pursuing similar projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Ethiopia and Philippines
We HaveSocial Responsibility
The VTARA model is committed to sustainable development of rural and regional communities through provision of renewable energy resources. The model involves high-participation and engagement with communities. It is a catalyst for addressing intractable and neglected conditions faced by rural communities, such as: access to primary health care, improving access to clean water, sanitation, education and economic opportunities. It will have a substantive impact on household incomes, assets and health, and is a move toward greater self-reliance and sustainability. For example:
- Village Forest Committees (VFC) will participate in the energy plantation.
- 24/7 power supply would attract small-scale industries in the rural sector encouraging reverse migration.
- Effective power distribution
- Mobile vans to repair IP Sets
- Drilling of bore wells for the small farmers to supply them with fresh water
- Clean drinking water
- Implementing water conservation methods etc are the additional advantages.
We DeliverOn time
We know where and when to make investments to achieve the goals of the business. We have in place a process for evaluating which new projects should be approved.
The process defines the decision-making criteria that will be used during the evaluation, and also take into consideration our capacity and capabilities to successfully deliver the projects.
Our people are key to success. Their unique skill sets and deep industry experience creates an environment for success, that is crucial to our business. We take the time to match the staffing needs for a new project with the skills we already have.
Goals and Objectives
Our goals are clearly defined for every project. Everyone is aligned to the goal and objectives of VTARA, from executive management to the personnel on site.
We pride ourselves on control, specifically around scope and budget. Our success is ensuring that project stakeholders understand that a change to the scope, timeline or budget for a project will produce a failed project if those variables aren’t subsequently adjusted to accommodate the change.
Our project managers define a strong change control process that is embraced from the highest levels down. This disciplined process enables us to deliver our product and services on time and on budget.
The project team documents a project’s progress, stakeholders’ commitments, results achieved, and the leading indicators of success as well as potential failure. The knowledge from the information gathered from monitoring determines the decisions that are made; the course of corrections that may be needed; and the comfort that our projects are being tracked.
We pride ourselves on the need for transparency into and accountability to the plan, goals, budget and scope to achieve confidence that the information is accurate and actionable.
Our data collection methodology to define, capture and track the metrics surrounding each project and the entire portfolio of projects is critical to our needs. The data and the history that is captured feeds into lessons learned and set the benchmark for evaluation of new projects.
We believe that the learning cycle is never ending and that we can only learn from our past projects, only if the right data collection and documentation is available for reference
We invest a great deal in our people, our strategic alliances and partnerships, our consultants, and in our processes and technology to improve project success rates. We improve the skill sets of our people with training and by giving them challenging project assignments.
Roles and Responsibilities
Our organizational structures support efficiency and communication within the delivery teams.
Our project management methodology allows for consistency in delivery and terminology.
Our set standard and a consistent methodology provides the platform to document and enforce policies. We take the time to do performance audits that enables our team to proactively identify risks and the ability to mitigate them before they turn into a true problem.
We seek to improve…always. A continuous learning loop. We have a process to capture the lessons learned for each project. That process outlines how recommendations for change are prioritized, approved and implemented.
We are always on the lookout for how technology can help increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of our project delivery.
VTARA Energy Group Pty Ltd. has made a $1.1 M grant to the Centre for FrontierEnergy Technology and Utilisation. The grant will support a joint partnership withCanberra-based VTARA to develop a new technology platform for efficient utilization of biomass for rural electrification in India.
The project, administrated by Newcastle Innovation, specifically aims to optimize existing technologies and successfully implement gasification-based technologies. Research and development will be conducted primarily at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources precinct with field / demonstration trials in India. Subject to a successful demonstration in India, the proposed technology may also be deployed worldwide to supply sustainable energy solutions in both rural and urban environments.
The Chief Investigators for the project are Dr Kalpit Shah and Prof Behdad Moghtaderi both from Chemical Engineering. Dr Shah is a Senior Lecturer at the University and is an emerging leader in the area of energy technologies with several process inventions to his name including Stone Dust Looping (SDL), a process for ventilation air methane abatement. Professor Moghtaderi is a world-renowned expert in the energy field, having already developed and commercialised several technologies including the GRANEX heat engine.
According to Dr. Shah, the project will focus on key issues in gasification such as fuel flexibility, tar removal and heat recovery. Dr Shah is confident that the proposed inventions, together with research supported through this joint venture, will deliver the science required to optimize technologies applicable to biomass utilization.
Prof Moghtaderi explained that the technological platforms that will be created as part of this project will surely benefit developing nations by creating sustainable energy solutions that will enhance rural development. He added that this project will contribute towards realizing Australia’s commitment to support global economic development.
VTARA Energy Group Pty, Ltd, the industry partner in this joint venture, is the parent company of Tara Green Energy Pty Ltd., a company that has a long- standing interest in delivering sustainable energy solutions to India. Tara Green Energy currently has several projects in southern India using wind, solar and hydro technologies. Mr. Clive Stephens, Chairman and CEO of the VTARA Energy Group, views the development of gasification-based biomass energy delivery systems as a scientific and engineering contriubtion that will provide a new, disruptive technology in the sustainable energy arena. Mr. Stephens explained that one of Tara’s core beliefs is that by bringing biomass-based sustainable technologies to rural areas, Tara not only delivers energy, but provides jobs that will enhance the development of the rural sector, help sustain rural populations and contribute to the bioremediation of rural environments.