AICA Engineering awarded the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award for 2018
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

Competing against respected industry professionals across Western Australia, AICA Engineering has taken home the coveted award of the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year for displaying engineering excellence in achieving project outcomes for the client. AICA’s highly acclaimed and innovative energy project helped a local commercial farm become self-sustainable by converting an existing grid-connected solar system to a state-of-the-art hybrid energy system using off the shelf products of multiple brands and developing a design to integrate all components inclusive of storage banks to work in parallel and being controlled centrally, which acted as the master.

AICA Engineering awarded the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award for 2018


The project in Western Australia's township of Bullsbrook is considered as an Australian-first, where AICA successfully designed and developed the integrated system to support a 58.8kWh Total Battery Energy Storage, ensuring the massive local farming company will sustainably operate for years to come and is on its way to becoming 100% self sustainable.



With a panel of industry renowned judges, AICA were praised for their unparallelled innovation in sustainable energy creation. What impressed the judges most was AICA's determination to succeed when they were faced with a myriad of never before seen challenges in a project considered to being a first of its kind. But this is not the end, having won the award in a WA State level the entry automatically progresses into the Master Electricians National Award submission where it competes with Energy Efficiency projects done throughout Australia.

"We believe this project is a first of its kind in Australia where the engineering team has thought out of the box to provide a hybrid solution engineering the design to integrate off the shelf products which achieve the peak of energy efficiency for the premise but also worked it in a financially viable budget for the client. We believe this project also stands a good chance in winning the national title and we hope to share our experience and expertise in this spectrum to many other such commercial businesses"

Shaji Mathews
Technical Director, AICA Engineering


"AICA presented a unique and innovative Australia first solution for their client, providing ground-breaking engineering and technical integration between 3 phase and single-phase delivery. In this project they overcame huge supplier warranty issues without a breach, while successfully integrating a new and old system creatively. A whole team involvement from top to bottom resulted in an outcome filled with pride."

Judging Committee
Master Electricians Australia

"These winners will help lift the bar even higher for all Master Electricians members, and the wider electrical contracting industry. And it's their customers - whether businesses or private individuals - who reap the benefits of an electrical contracting industry that is constantly striving for excellence.

Malcolm Richards
CEO, Master Electricians Australia

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