Gullen Range Wind Farm
Gullen Range Wind Farm is an operational wind farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. It is owned by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd (NGRWF). The wind farm consists of 73 turbines and produces 165.5MW of renewable power in ideal wind conditions.
On an average day it produces enough energy to power in excess of 70,000 average homes. By 2020, Gullen Range Wind Farm will have saved 2.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional power generation.
Stretching from north to south, the wind farm measures 22km, approximately centred on the locality of Bannister, 11km South of Crookwell and 32km north west of Goulburn.
BJCE Australia is proud 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 to reflect our promise to develop and operate projects in a socially responsible way. The charter can be downloaded here.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or if you would like to provide feedback or lodge a complaint about the wind farm.
BJCE Australia representative, Simon Zhao, recently attended the Crookwell High School positive education breakfast, which aimed to promote the better mental health and well-being of students. The breakfast enabled community groups and local businesses, like Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm, to understand what challenges young people in our area are facing and how they are dealing with them. For more information click here.
BJCE Australia was thrilled to subsidise travel costs for Crookwell High School Year 10 and 11 students to see an iconic Shakespeare play at Sydney’s renowned Opera House. The students were treated to a performance of Macbeth, a play they are currently studying – with front row seats, plus a visit to the nearby botanical gardens! The Opera House is close to our Sydney office, so Isabel Nelson, our Community Engagement Officer, had a chat to the students and sampled their excitement on the steps of the Opera House before the play began.
Nine local groups will benefit from Community Fund grants together totalling $72,427 in the 2019/2020 Funding Round. The announcement was made by Upper Lachlan Shire Council who administer the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund. To find out more about the successful community grant recipients, please click here.
The Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm. It forms part of the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Enhancement Program (or CEP). You can read more about the Community Fund and CEP here.
Representing a range of STEM jobs in the renewable industry, the Gullen Range team recently welcomed Years 5 and 6 students from Wollondilly Public School to the wind farm. During their visit, the students got up close to a wind turbine and watched the Gullen Range team demonstrate how changing the angle of the rotor blades can stop and start the wind turbine. The tour also included a visit to the Operations and Maintenance building, where the students found out about the farm’s electronic monitoring system and met some of the 14 local staff. It was explained to the students that monitoring the weather is an essential part of any wind farm and maintenance activities are usually planned to occur when the wind speeds are low in order to make the most of generating electricity when the wind is stronger. Students were also shown the substation, which is where all the power generated from the wind and solar farm is passed onto the electricity grid.
The excursion was organised by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program, funded by the Department of Education. You can read more here.
The next CCC meeting will be held on Wednesday 30th of October 2019 at 5.30pm at the Crookwell CWA Rooms. For more information, please click here.
Our next tour will be on the 8th of October 2019. To book click here.