ANCA Machine Manufacturing Case Study - Flow Power

ANCA’s PPA for energy intensive manufacturing

Powerful action towards sustainability goals and reducing energy costs

Case study overview

Founded in 1974, ANCA  has established itself as a market-leading manufacturer of high quality CNC tool grinding machines, motion control systems and sheet metal solutions.  

ANCA switched to Flow Power to help reduce energy costs and power energy-intensive operations more sustainably. 

Now linked to an Australian wind farm, ANCA locked in clean energy at a fixed price for 10 years.

Machinery Manufacturing
Bayswater, VIC
Power plan
Power Purchase Agreement
Renewable project
Ararat Wind Farm

A long-term solution for energy intensive operations

The team at ANCA knew the power market was changing and that they would need to make a radical change to stay ahead of the curve. This led them to partner with Flow Power for a bespoke energy solution.

From large-scale manufacturing to entry level production, ANCA’s operations are energy intensive and required a long-term solution that would:

  • Get its power costs under control
  • Cut overall emissions
  • Connect it to the wholesale market price

Flow Power analysed ANCA’s power usage to deliver a tailored energy strategy that would meet its needs.

“ANCA has succeeded on a global scale by taking an innovative approach to manufacturing.

We see Flow Power’s unique model of giving businesses back control over their energy costs as an approach that shares our core value of innovation”

– Grant Anderson, ANCA Chief Operating Officer

Locking down prices with a Power Purchase Agreement

ANCA’s energy usage was assessed prior to signing their energy contract by Flow Power’s energy specialists, revealing a wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) best matched their energy profile.

Flow Power then tailored a retail offer for ANCA – a landmark Power Purchase Agreement where ANCA’s energy usage is offset by renewable generation from the Ararat Wind Farm.

The renewable energy can be used in real time under the PPA arrangements to offset grid electricity consumption, potentially saving ANCA thousands of dollars in electricity costs and reducing overall emissions.

One of the first of it’s kind in Australia, ANCA’s 10 year retail contract delivers competitive fixed rates, long-term price certainty, potential savings and supports the development of more sustainable energy projects in the future.


Learn more about our renewable energy projects.

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“At ANCA we are always looking for opportunities to reduce our impact on the environment and, as a manufacturing plant, the partnership with Flow Power to access renewable power will bring us tremendous benefits. This is a win-win helping both our business and the environment.”

– Grant Anderson, ANCA Chief Operating Officer

Find out how a Power Purchase Agreement could work for your business

Speak to one of Flow Power’s friendly energy specialists today.