News Archive

October 11, 2018

WIN 1 OF 5 $100 VISA GIFT CARDS

For your chance to win, simply snap a photo of you and a wind farm and post your pic to social media with #windfarmopenday. For more information, please visit this link.

 

October 8, 2018

New board of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

On Tuesday morning, the new board of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) visited Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

Read more here.

 

September 28, 2018

November tour is sold out!

Our next available tour is in January 2019. To book visit this link.

 

September 24, 2018

October tours are sold out!

Our next available tour is in November. Limited seats remain. To book visit this link.

 

September 20, 2018

Crookwell Public School proves to be a big fan of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

On Wednesday the 5th of September, Crookwell Public School students from Year 3 and 4 were treated to a tour of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm – Australia’s first co-located wind and solar project.

download release here.

 

September 14, 2018

Industry helping students solve problems of the future

On Monday, Years 8 mentors from Crookwell High School visited Year 5 students at Crookwell Public School to assist the students with their Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) projects, as part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program funded by the NSW Department of Education. Also joining in on the day were two industry representatives from Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm, Isabel Nelson and Simon Zhao, and Project Officer at Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI), Camilla Staff.

download release here.

 

September 10, 2018

Crookwell Green Devils secure 2018 George Tooke Shield in grand final victory

The Crookwell Green Devils defeated North Canberra Bears 22 – 16 to become the Premiers of the 2018 George Tooke Shield. Congratulations boys! BJCE Australia has been a proud sponsor of the Crookwell Devils for the last three years with Gullen Range Wind Farm and Biala Wind Farm.

 

September 10, 2018

Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd September

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd September. The Clean Energy Program provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of the wind farm, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to install solar panels, solar hot water, wall insulation or double glazed windows on your house. To find out more, click here or contact us.

 

September 10, 2018

Goldwind is seeking a Service Technician at Gullen Range Wind Farm

Goldwind Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldwind International, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of utility wind turbines is seeking a Service Technician at Gullen Range Wind Farm.

Goldwind manufactured and maintains the turbines at Gullen Range Wind Farm. For further information please contact Priscilla Kumar at Goldwind on 02 8079 0921.

To apply click this link.

 

September 5, 2018

Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm Tour Competition Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our colouring competition and congratulations to our three awesome winners Elsie, Annie and Charlie who will each receive a Target voucher!

 

August 30, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm Sponsorship lends a helping hand to Wollondilly Soldiers Football Club

Gullen Range Wind Farm has sponsored local Goulburn soccer club, Wollondilly Soldiers Football Club, for the 2018 season. The $800 donation has financed new strips for the Under-13’s soccer team

Download release here

 

August 27, 2018

Students get hooked on STEM

Crookwell High School hosted five primary schools from the Upper Lachlan area to participate in their ‘STEM Hook Day’. The day was designed to introduce students from Crookwell High School and their feeder schools to the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) and get them excited about the upcoming STEM Project.

Download release here

 

August 22, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm Open Day!

On Sunday 21 October, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm is hosting a special public tour to celebrate national wind farm open day!

The tour has sold out – you can register on our waitlist via link.

Wind energy is playing a major part as Australia transitions towards a renewable energy future, and so far in 2018 wind has contributed approximately $2 billion in investment and created over 2,000 jobs.

Wind Farm Open Day is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s clean energy future.

 

August 21, 2018

CCC Meeting: 13th June 2018 Minutes

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 13th June 2018 Minutes

 

August 1, 2018

BJCE Australia recognised for excellence in the Clean Energy Council Annual Awards

BJCE Australia was acknowledged as one of only three finalists for the 2018 Business Community Engagement Award for their co-located Gullen Range Wind Farm Clean Energy Program.

Download release here

 

July 31, 2018

Clean Energy Council’s launches their Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Development

BJCE Australia is delighted to be a founding signatory of the Clean Energy Council’s Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Developments. The charter is a voluntary set of commitments that reflects our commitment to advance and develop projects in a socially responsible way. It demonstrates our commitment to engaging respectfully with the communities in which we plan and operate projects, being sensitive to environmental and cultural values, and making a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate.

Download Best Practice Charter here

 

July 31, 2018

UNSW Sunswift Solar Car Racing Team visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

Today, eight undergraduate students from University of NSW stopped by GRWSF with their state-of-the-art solar car. Known as eVe, the car is the world’s fastest solar electric vehicle over a 500km distance. The visit allowed Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm and UNSW students to learn about each other’s technology. Students from Crookwell High School were also invited, to whet their appetite about renewable energy.

Download release here

 

July 12, 2018

BJCE Australia announced as a finalist in the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards.

Gullen Range Wind Farm has been announced as a finalist for our Clean Energy Program (CLEP) in the Business Community Engagement Award category. The Clean Energy Council Awards recognise excellence in the clean energy sector.

 

July 4, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm provides crucial funding to seven local projects.

Today, Gullen Range Wind Farm announced the seven local projects, which will be receiving funding from the 2018/2019 Community Enhancement Fund. The seven community organisations will share in $70,905 to help benefit the community.

Community Fund Media Release

 

June 19, 2018

Clean Energy Program Stage 2

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on Friday,  22nd June. The Clean Energy Program provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of the wind farm, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to install solar panels, solar hot water, wall insulation or double glazed windows on your house. To find out more, click here or contact us

 

June 8, 2018

Wind and Solar Farm Tours At Gullen Solar Farm

Located in NSW’s scenic Southern Tablelands, Gullen Range Wind Farm and Gullen Solar Farm offer free regular tours of Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm. With a minibus pick-up, light refreshments and a quiz and colouring-in competition for children, the two-hour tour offers an informative and insightful look at an operational wind and solar farm.

Read more at www.ellaslist.com.au

 

June 5, 2018

Nest boxes prove vital at Gullen Range Wind Farm

BJCE Australia has actively been safe guarding the future of the natural habitat at Gullen Range Wind Farm with their nest boxes.

May 31, 2018

NSW Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices Committee visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

The New South Wales Legislative Council Select Committee on Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices visited Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm as part of their ongoing inquiry.

Media Release – NSW Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices Committee to Travel Throughout the State

 

May 23, 2018

May Wind Farm Tour a success

Guests were recently treated to a personalised tour of the Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

 

May 23, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Program receives an outstanding number of grant applications.

Over ten applications were submitted to this years Community Fund Program. The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm.

 

May 21, 2018

Colouring-in Competition now open!

We are running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

 

May 03, 2018

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 7th March 2018 Minutes

 

April 16, 2018

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements
Please note that Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance involving cranes and trucks. From 23rd April to 28th April, a crane will be delivered to site consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along the Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road and Range Road to the Bannister group of wind turbines.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

March 13, 2018

Does your community group need new equipment or funding for a much needed project?
The Gullen Range Wind Farm FREE Grant Writing Workshop gives your community all the information you need to access important funding.

Get information from experienced grant writers about the skills, tips and techniques that will help your local community organisation submit grant applications to a variety of providers, with the best chance of being successful.

This workshop will help you get started finding grants, making sense of complex jargon, identifying the requirements of an application and more!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/grwf-community-grant-fund-workshop-tickets-44042829288

 

March 9, 2018

There is no better way to learn about renewable energy than to take a half-day guided tour at Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm at Gullen Range. Local Rotarians from Goulburn were treated to a private tour and a close-up look at one of the 73 turbines.

Media release – Argyle Rotary Club visits Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

 

March 7, 2018


Thanks to everyone who entered our colouring competition and congratulations to our three awesome winners Nathaniel, Sienna and William who will each receive a $40 Target voucher!

It’s very exciting to have received all your amazing entries. Keep a look out for the next colouring-in competition. BJCE would like to thank all participants and congratulates all winners.

 

February 28, 2018

We welcomed the NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities, Hon. Don Harwin, on a guided tour of our co-located wind and solar farm today. To find out more, please click on the media release below:

Media release – Energy Minister admires co-located solar and wind farm during Gullen Range visit

Local high school student, Grace Abbey, presenting the Minister Don Harwin with a handmade wooden turbine

 

 

February 27, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm was very proud to sponsor the 2018 Goulburn Railway Bowling Club’s Rose Bowls Tournament. You can find out more about the successful Rose Bowl in the Goulburn Post articles below:

Goulburn Railway Women’s Rose Bowl article

Goulburn Railway Men’s Rose Bowl article

Simon Zhao presenting the prizes

 

 

February 15, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Funding Round. The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm. For this year’s round of funding, approximately $70,000 has been made available to the Community Fund.

To find out more about the Community Fund and how to apply, click here.

 

 

February 14, 2018

 

February 01, 2018

We officially launched Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm today. Weiwei Shi, General Manager of BJCE Australia said, “This is a historic moment for clean energy in Australia. Gullen Solar Farm is an important demonstration project -right at the forefront of renewable energy integration technology. It proves the advantages of co-locating energy infrastructure, which effectively minimises costs and environmental impacts. Together with our 73-turbine wind farm, the combined facility can power more than 70,000 average homes”.  To find out more, please click on the media release below:

Media release – Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (BJCE) launch Australia’s First Co-located Wind and Solar Farm 

 

Photos of the Launch

 

Special Guest: Ms Hongbo Wang , Economic and Commercial Councillor of the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China

 

Special Guest: Mayor of Upper Lachlan Shire Council, Brian McCormack

BJCE and Goldwind Australia representatives

Guests on a solar farm walking tour

 

January 31, 2018

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 13th December 2017 Minutes

 

January 30, 2018

During 2017, on an average day of wind, Gullen Range Wind Farm produced enough energy to power 70,667 homes! This number is calculated by taking the average daily output of the wind farm over the year and comparing it to the daily average consumption of electricity by a typical home.*

* Based on 18kWh per house sourced from https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/benchmark using inputs of: 2580 postcode, 3 people per house, no pool, no gas

 

December 19, 2017

According to the Australian Energy Market Commision (AEMC), electricity prices are forecast to fall over the next two years as more renewable generation, such as wind and solar, comes online. Find out more about the AEMC’s report by clicking here.

 

December 13, 2017

We’ve installed 30 nest boxes in an area set aside for habitat conservation on the wind farm called the Compensatory Habitat Package area. Although nest boxes are not the same as natural tree hollows, they can still be an essential substitute for many animal species that rely on tree hollows for nesting and shelter. Did you know that in Australia, it is estimated that 303 native vertebrate species use hollows! These species include 83 mammals, 114 birds, 79 reptiles and 27 amphibians (Gibbons and Lindenmayer, 2002). Read more about our nest boxes and the work we are doing to improve the conservation value of our Compensatory Habitat Package area in the media release below. This 123-hectare area, equivalent to more than 123 football fields, is a requirement of the wind farm’s project approval to make up for the 35 hectares of land impacted by the construction of the wind farm.

Media release – Creating homes for wildlife on Gullen Range Wind Farm

Nest box at the wind farm

 

December 11, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm was very proud to sponsor both the Crookwell Men’s Services Bowling Club’s Annual Triples Tournament and the Crookwell Services Women’s Bowling Club’s District Fours Tournament. You can find out more about the Annual Triples Tournament in the Crookwell Gazette’s article here.

Annual Triples Tournament

Annual Triples Tournament

 

December 05, 2017

Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm were excited to recently host twenty students from Goulburn High School. During their tour of Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, the students also had the opportunity to explore inside the base of one of our wind turbines and see 42,000 solar panels up close! The pupils were really engaged and asked our engineers some great questions. Check out a photo of their visit below.

Goulburn High School visit

Goulburn High School visit

 

 

November 22, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm’s Isabel Nelson and Simon Zhao were honoured to join the official opening ceremony for the newly installed accessibility ramp at Pat Cullen Reserve in Crookwell. The accessibility ramp received a Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund grant of $16,065.95 towards the project. The ramp was also funded by the Upper Lachlan Shire Council, the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program and Kiamma Creek Landcare. To find out more, you can read the article in the Crookwell Gazette by clicking here.

You can find out more about the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund grants here.

 

November 21, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm recently donated $1750 worth of educational equipment to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program that commenced this year at Crookwell High School. Rebecca Dark, a STEM teacher at Crookwell High School said, “It’s powerful for students to learn STEM based concepts, directly relate them to real world applications and to also work with local and international businesses, as happened with our project with Gullen Range Wind Farm”. To find out more, please click on our media release below.

Media release – Gullen Range Wind Farm donates educational equipment to Crookwell High School

 

A student demonstrates what the educational kits can do

A student demonstrates what the educational kits can do

 

 

November 03, 2017

Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) has successfully completed its acquisition of the proposed 31 turbine Biala Wind Farm.

Media release – Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy expands portfolio with purchase of Biala Wind Farm

 

October 30, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link here.

 

October 25, 2017

The next Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm tour will take place on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 (advance bookings essential).

The tours are a great opportunity for the community to visit Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, which is located along SERREE‘s (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Renewable Energy Trail.

Come and see how a wind and solar farm works. Get up close to a wind turbine and a solar array. Find out more about renewable energy.

The tours will feature:

  • A minibus tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm
  • A minibus tour of Gullen Solar Farm
  • Complimentary light refreshments and a mini information display at the Crookwell Hotel Motel
  • A tour quiz for children

We are also running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

For more information and to make a booking, click here.

Media release – Minibus Tours to Shine a Light on Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar Farm

 

October 03, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm and Gullen Solar Farm are excited to announce the launch of their Wind and Solar Farm Tours. The first tour will take place on Tuesday, 24th October at 11.30am (advance bookings essential). The tours are a great opportunity for the community to visit Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, which is located along SERREE‘s (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Renewable Energy Trail.

Come and see how a wind and solar farm works. Get up close to a wind turbine and a solar array. Find out more about renewable energy.

The tours will feature:

  • A minibus tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm
  • A minibus tour of Gullen Solar Farm
  • Complimentary light refreshments and a mini information display at the Crookwell Hotel Motel
  • A tour quiz for children

We are also running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

For more information and to make a booking, click here.

Media release – Minibus Tours to Shine a Light on Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar Farm

 

October 01, 2017

The Crookwell Progress Association has ordered 1000 reusable shopping bags in a bid to say ‘no’ to plastic bags thanks to a Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund grant. The red bags will be given out to shoppers before Christmas. For more information, please click here.

You can find out more about the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund grants here.

 

September 06, 2017

Thirty nest boxes have been installed on trees located on land set aside for habitat conservation on the wind farm. This protected land is called the Compensatory Habitat Package area (or CHP) and it covers approximately 123 hectares, that’s the equivalent of approximately 123 football fields! During construction, 35 hectares of land was cleared to install roads, hardstandings and turbine foundations. In order to make up for the 35ha affected, we have committed to improving the conservation value of the 123ha CHP area through active management for the lifetime of the wind farm under our Property Vegetation Plan (or PVP). So we’ve been very busy doing just that! We’ve been planting trees, installing nest boxes, seeding for native grasses and controlling weeds and pests.

Check out one of our newly installed nest boxes below. The nest boxes come in different designs to suit a variety of animals, such as birds, gliders and bats. Watch this space, as we hope to let you know which animals have moved in soon!

Nest box at the wind farm

Nest box at the wind farm

 

August 24, 2017

Our Asset Manager, Derek Powell, recently gave a talk about our wind farm’s Clean Energy Program (or CLEP) at the 2017 Australian Clean Energy Summit. Organised by the Clean Energy Council, the Summit is the premier conference for renewable energy in Australia.

The Clean Energy Program provides financial contributions towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. Eligible residents can receive grants of around $6500 to install energy efficiency improvements like solar panels, solar hot water, insulation or double glazed windows.

To find out more, you can download a CLEP brochure here or check out our CLEP page here, which provides comprehensive information about the Program, as well as the application forms. You are also welcome to contact us about the Program.

Derek Powell talking about the CLEP at the 2017 Australian Clean Energy Summit

Derek Powell talking about the CLEP at the 2017 Australian Clean Energy Summit

 

August 8th, 2017

Updated Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Gullen Range Wind Farm will be performing maintenance on one of the turbines north of Bannister commencing Thursday, 27th July. The duration of the works has been extended due to wind conditions, with work now expected to be completed prior to 24th August. From 27th July to 24th August, a crane will be delivered to site, consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries . Oversized deliveries will also occur during this period of time. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road and Range Road towards Grabben Gullen.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

July 26th, 2017

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Gullen Range Wind Farm will be performing maintenance on one of the turbines north of Bannister commencing Thursday, 27th July. The works will be of two weeks duration. From 27th July to 10th August, a crane will be delivered to site, consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries . Oversized deliveries will also occur during this period of time. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road and Range Road towards Grabben Gullen.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

July 25th, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 28th June 2017 Minutes

 

July 6th, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm is happy to announce that six community groups have received grants together totalling $74,185.95 in the 2017/2018 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund funding round. Upper Lachlan Shire Mayor Brian McCormack commented, “It is wonderful to see so many local community groups benefit from this funding”. Details of the grant recipients can be found here.

 

June 12th, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm and Gullen Solar Farm were excited to recently host forty Year 8 students from Crookwell High School. The students were given a mini tour of both the wind farm and solar farm. They had an opportunity to see inside a wind turbine, get up close to a solar panel array and learn about wind and solar energy. With the wind blowing and the sun shining, it was a perfect day to explain to the students how co-located wind and solar plants can work very well together. The photo below shows the students standing next to one of our wind turbines.

Media release – Crookwell High School Students energised by Visit to Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar farm

 

Wind Farm Crookwell HS_May2017

 

 

June 5th, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 3rd May 2017 Minutes

 

May 2nd, 2017

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Please note that Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance involving cranes. From 3rd May to 5th May, a crane will be delivered to site consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along the Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road, Range Road, Bannister Lane and Storriers Lane to Bannister.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

April 2nd, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm has updated its Out of Hours Works Policy. It describes the procedure that will be followed if certain types of maintenance works, such as the use of a crane, need to be performed outside of normal hours. You can download it here.

 

April 2nd, 2017

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Gullen Range Wind Farm will be performing maintenance on one of the turbines north of Bannister commencing Tuesday, 4th April. The works will be of three weeks duration. From 4th April to 7th April, a crane will be delivered to site, consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries. Oversize deliveries will also occur in the week commencing 10th April. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road and Range Road towards Grabben Gullen.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

March 30th, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm is happy to announce that its Community Fund grant has been used to successively upgrade Grabben Gullen Community Hall. You can read more about the impressive hall upgrades in the Crookwell Gazette’s article below:

Grabben Gullen Community Hall Upgrades

If you would like to find out more about our Community Fund grants, click here.

 

March 25th, 2017

Breadalbane Community Hall Committee were recently able to purchase a community mower with the funds from both the Gullen Range Wind Farm ($4500.00) and the Australian Government’s Volunteer Grants Initiative. The Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s Mayor, Brian McCormack commented on the grants saying, “Grants such as these assist groups like the Breadalbane Hall Committee to carry out their important work in the community”. You can read more about the community mower in the Crookwell Gazette’s article below:

Breadalbane Community Hall Committee’s community mower

If you would like to find out more about our Community Fund grants, click here.

 

March 24th, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017/2018 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Funding Round. The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm. For this year’s round of funding, approximately $70,000 has been made available to the Community Fund. To find out more about the Community Fund and how to apply, click here.

 

March 24th, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 2nd March 2017 Minutes

 

March 9th, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm recently sponsored the 2017 Rose Bowls Tournament at Goulburn’s Railway Bowling Club. This competition attracted more than 170 bowlers and was a great success. We are very proud to be part of this local event and will also be a sponsor in 2018. You can read more about the Rose Bowls Tournament by clicking on the link to the Goulburn Post’s article below:

2017 Rose Bowls Tournament

 

March 6th, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 23rd November 2016 Minutes

 

February 23, 2017

We are excited to announce that Gullen Range Wind Farm produced enough energy in 2016 to power 79,966 homes! This number is calculated by taking the average daily output of the wind farm over the year and comparing it to the daily average consumption of electricity by a typical home.*

* Based on 18kWh per house sourced from https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/benchmark using inputs of: 2580 postcode, 3 people per house, no pool, no gas

 

October 31, 2016

Winners of the Community Open Day Colouring-in Competition 2016

Thank you to everyone who has sent us their very impressive colouring-in sheets!

We are happy to announce the winners of the following age categories, who will each receive a $40 gift voucher:

Kindergarten* - Ada Dunn

Kindergarten* – Ada Dunn

Infants (1 to 2)

Infants (1 to 2) – Charlie Colley

Primary (3-6) - Mikeely Gray

Primary (3-6) – Mikeely Gray

*Please note that our Preschool age category has been replaced by a Kindergarten age category, as we did not receive any preschool entries.

 

October 28, 2016

Media Release – Crookwell Primary Schools Blown Away by Visit to Wind Farm

Pupils from Crookwell Public School and St. Mary’s Primary School, Crookwell were energised by their recent visit to Gullen Range Wind Farm, the largest operating wind farm in New South Wales. In total, 73 pupils from both schools were given the opportunity to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to be up close to a wind turbine and learn more about renewable energy.

We look forward to hosting more school visits in the future. We encourage local schools to get in touch with us about visiting our wind farm. Please read the following announcement below:

Media release – Crookwell Primary Schools Blown Away by Visit to Wind Farm

 

October 16, 2016

Gullen Range Wind Farm held a Community Open Day on Sunday, 16th October 2016, which was aligned with the Clean Energy Council’s Australia wide wind farm open day. The Open day was a great opportunity for the community to visit the largest operating wind farm in New South Wales.

Visitors were able to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to get up close to a wind turbine and find out more about wind energy at our Open day.

The family friendly event featured:

  • A mini-tour of the wind farm
  • Children’s activities: facepainting, competitions and craft
  • Information displays about the wind farm in the marquee
  • Crookwell Lion’s Club BBQ
  • Crookwell Public School P&C Refreshments Stall
  • Ice cream van

 

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October 7, 2016

Media Release – Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Open Day 2016

Gullen Range Wind Farm will be holding a Community Open Day from 11am to 3 pm on Sunday, 16th October. The family friendly Open day will be a great opportunity for the community to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to get up close to a wind turbine and find out more about wind energy at NSW’s largest operating wind farm. Please read the following announcement below:

Media release – Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Open Day 2016

 

September 27, 2016

We’ve just launched our newly designed website.

 

September 22, 2016

Community Open Day 2016

Gullen Range Wind Farm is holding a Community Open Day on Sunday, 16th October. The Open Day is a great opportunity to visit the largest operating wind farm in New South Wales. Visitors will be able to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to get up close to a wind turbine and find out more about wind energy. The Open day will feature a mini-tour of the wind farm, face painting, children’s crafts and competitions, a BBQ and refreshments. You can catch a bus from Crookwell or drive yourself.

For more information about the day, click here.

 

September 1, 2016

The Clean Energy Program (CLEP) is now fully operational

The Clean Energy Program (CLEP) forms part of the Community Enhancement Program, which can be downloaded here. The CLEP was revised in 2016, following feedback from applicants. The revised CLEP began operation on 1st September 2016.

If you have not already applied for the program yet, then we recommend you get involved. Under Stage 1 of the program, if you are eligible, you will receive an energy audit of your house. Under Stage 2 of the program, eligible residents will be able to apply for a grant of approximately $6500 to make energy efficiency improvements to their house. This might include installation of a solar hot water service, a solar PV system, wall insulation or better insulated windows.

For more information about CLEP, please click here.

 

August 16, 2016

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Please note Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance works involving cranes between Monday, 16th August and Friday, 30th September. The works will require a number of traffic movements on local roads. The traffic movements associated with the works are outlined below, however, please note that dates are indicative only. Please refer to www.gullenrangewindfarm.com for up to date information.

  • Movement of mobile cranes from the Hume Highway to the Bannister area of the site via Crookwell and Kialla Road. This will consist of 15-20 large roads and is expected between 19th and 23rd August.
  • Movement of mobile cranes from Bannister to Pomeroy. The date for this movement has not been fixed.
  • Potential delivery of three wind turbine blades in early September. Further notice will be provided regarding these movements over the next two weeks.
  • General increase in light vehicle movement during the period of works.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Any oversized loads will avoid travelling between 7.30am and 9am on local roads wherever possible. Further updates on the delivery schedule will be made on the GRWF website: www.gullenrangewindfarm.com. For further information, please call 1800 509 711 or email [email protected]