ABOUT A&J AUSTRALIA
A&J Australia started out with a little warehouse in Tullamarine Victoria distributing toiletries, cleaning products and packaging to the hospitality and food industries in 1993. Today, with state of the art robotic machines, A&J Australia has emerged as one of Australia’s major suppliers of rigid and flexible packaging materials, packaging machines, disposable items, cleaning products, and toiletries.
HOW CHOICE ENERGY HELPED
A&J’s technological innovation and automation ultimately led to a growing cost in their energy consumption. A 100kW turnkey solution was provided by Choice Energy to offset some of A&J’s peak energy needs in its Laverton North head office. A government subsidy of $68,000 was obtained to offset 108 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of 250 barrels of oil, 45 tonnes of coal, or 25 vehicles a year.
Power Factor Correction
We installed a large Power Factor Correction unit saving A&J $1,093 per month, which will equate to $13,116 per year ongoing.
Choice Energy tendered A&J Australia’s electricity contracts for the balance of power they consume from the grid for all three East Coast states. During this tender, we considered both solar feed-in tariffs as well as peak and off-peak consumptions splits, a result of A&J’s load changing due to Choice Energy’s energy efficiency solutions.