ATA is an Australian Non government and not – for – profit organization. The company had started an East Timor (ET) solar project in the late 2000s. The organization put forward free advice service on sustainable living for households and communities.
The main aim of the report is to put limelight on the implementation of the solar light panel in village are and the consequences and the implementation details involved in the process
The main project which is an East Timor project has been in active role since 10years. Almost 35% of the houses don’t have the basic electricity which is the main concern form the companies’ aspect. The company has the experience and the infrastructure by which the company can provide electricity to the target area (Zahnd & Kimber , 2016). The main project scheme was the village lighting scheme with the emphasis of providing clean solar lighting to the village or houses which are in remote and isolated area which does not have access to the power grid.
The financial value of the village lighting scheme project in the estimate year 2014 to 2016 was around $ 300,000. The main funding of the project was the Google impact funding from Australia which was very much beneficial for ATA (Thomas et al., 2017). The company relied on membership donation and small donations from other not for profit groups. This was the main reason that the company couldn’t take put big or higher value projects (Order & Scheffe, 2016).
Organization, Roles and Responsibilities.
The organization was mainly divided into different parts. The ATA members and the locals worked together in order to achieve the goal. The main emphasis of the project was to keep the project local. For this the local people were given training so that the basic functionality that are involved in the system like installing the system, maintaining the system and the pair of parts that do not work appropriately was done by the locals only (Boroda? et al.2016). The main aspect of the project was that the funding which was received from the Google had a criterion that the project would have to be completed with 2 years.
Project Management Plan
The ATA has been working in the East Timor for almost 10 year or so. Primarily the project was executed previously before the village lighting scheme by volunteers. This mainly initiated a new process in order of processing of a larger project in a more systematic way (Yfanti, Sakkas & Nistikaki, 2016). This project was very important because of the huge monitory factor and the huge implementation factor, the company was more vigorous in order of the project management. Since the company was working in the East Timor for a long time the company had a very good knowledge and understanding of the area. The company already had a partnership with a local organization which was very much beneficial. As result of this partnership both of the company was able to work together in order to implement the project. The company had a goal of installing as many of the system they can in order to decrease the overall cost factor. The main drawback of the system was the transport of the raw material to east Timor and the basic testing which was involved in order for the proper working of the system (Amritanand et al., 2016).
The main control of the project and the focus of the project was the increase of the household solar lighting scheme. It is a point to be noted that in East Timor houses already had pre installed system in their houses in order to get the desired electricity. These were mainly handout which was provided by the government. The people usually tampered with the system and there was not any funding or maintenance available to the system which made them very much unreliable. As a result of the the system did not last for more than a year or two (Cucchiella et al.2017).
Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance
The main aim of the system was that to provide a system that the people could value. To implementing this maintenance and the funding aspect of implementing the project was very much important. In order to achieve so, the company had a designed a specific solar system with the context. The technical work and the design work were done by a team who were involved with the ATA for a long period of time. The micro controller was designed with the specific need with highly skilled technician. The system was made very much harder so that it is very difficult to temper with the system as a result of which the system can sustain for a much longer period of time (Wagner et al., 2017). The company had also set up a village community management team. This team would be responsible for managing the scheme. Each household would be provided with a system which they will receive after giving a small amount. The system cost was $10 and the maintenance was $2 per month in order to maintain the system. In order to achieve the maintenance part the company had trained the local people so that can fix any part if there situation arise of repair. The training incorporated installation of the system, do maintenance of the system and do basic repair. These all sections where included in the training sessions. Everything in the system was locally managed.
The report can be concluded on that statement that the ATA was working towards a specific goal of lighting up a village. The company usually had two seasons the dry season and the wet season. It was a point that the project had to be completed with the dry season. Local involvement played a vital role in every sphere of the project and the working of the project. The projects main funding was the Google and focusing on that Google had set a deadline of completing the project within the indicate deadline which was of two years.
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