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.

News

The latest wind farm news is below. You can view archive news here and download our newsletters here.

News Update: 31/03/2020: Our workers give Café Zestt lunches the thumbs up!

In the last week, we’ve sourced over $5,000 worth of lunches for our substation workers from Café Zestt in Crookwell! We’ve been working to minimise the interaction of our work teams during a week of critical work at Gullen Range Wind Farm substation. Minimising interactions is one of many measures implemented to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Our efforts coincided with the government’s announcement that all café’s would need to switch to take-away only! Sourcing lunches from Crookwell meant less interaction of our staff in the lunch room and also meant a good boost for Café Zestt. The lunches were so good we’re investigating expanding the program across all of the Biala Wind Farm construction team.

 

News Update: 24/03/2020: Wind turbines temporarily switched off for scheduled Biala Wind Farm connection works to substation

You might notice that our wind turbines at Gullen Range Wind Farm will not be spinning for a few days from March 25th. That’s because we’re doing some work on our electricity substation. We’re getting ready to pass electricity from our Biala Wind Farm on to the electricity grid. Biala Wind Farm isn’t ready to produce electricity yet, but it is important that we get these works completed. We expect everything will be back to normal by April 1st. Please let us know if you have any questions. To contact us, click here.

 

News Update: 24/03/2020: BJCE Australia implements new measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the local community.

In response to COVID-19 pandemic, in recent weeks we have proactively implemented the following changes to our public engagement measures:

  • Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm public tours have been suspended. If you would like to be notified when these tours will recommence, please register here.
  • Our school visits and tours to site have been postponed until further notice. As an Industry Partner with the STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program, we are working closely with the SISP coordinators to continue supporting the Program in 2020.
  • Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund grant workshop has been postponed.  We are planning to deliver a rescheduled workshop via an online webinar. If you are interested and would like to know more please call 1800 509 711.
  • Gullen Range Wind Farm’s Clean Energy Program’s household energy efficiency audit visits are now on hold. We are currently exploring other ways of conducting the audits. If you have any questions, please call 1800 509 711.
  • Biala Wind Farm’s monthly community BBQ’s have been cancelled for the time being.
  • All Community Consultative Committee (CCC) meetings will be held via teleconference or postponed.

At this point in time, our project and construction sites continue to operate but they are only open to our staff and contractors and they are subject to strict controls to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission. More details are available in our recent media release which can be downloaded here.

We are still available to answer your project queries. You can contact us by calling the numbers below, by emailing us or through our website enquiry page:

For more information on our hygiene measures click here.

 

News Update: 20/03/2020: Community Enhancement Fund grant writing workshop to be hosted through video conference

In light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to cancel the face-to-face Community Enhancement Fund grant writing workshop scheduled for Monday 23rd March 2020. The workshop will be hosted through an online video conference. To register, call 1800 509 711 or email [email protected].

 

News Update: 17/03/2020: Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm Tours cancelled in March and April

We enjoy these tours immensely and look forward to taking members of the public up close to our wind turbines and solar panels. However, in the light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to exercise caution and cancel the public tours to the wind and solar farm in March and April.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our staff and visitors to our wind and solar farm, which is why this decision has been made. We hope to run the tours again later in the year. If you have booked on the tour on 17th March, you should have been notified that the tour is cancelled. The new tour dates will be announced on our website here and the Crookwell Visitor Information Centre booking site here. If you would like to be notified when the Gullen Range Wind and Solar farm tours will restart via email, register here. If you have any general questions about the tours, please contact Crookwell Visitor Information Centre.

 

News Update:12/03/2020: Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close soon

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd March. 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.

 

News Update:4/03/2020: CCC meeting date changed

 

News Update:4/03/2020: BJCE Australia – a proud sponsor of the 2020 Rose Tournament at Goulburn Railway Bowling Club

 

News Update:27/02/2020: BJCE Australia thanks local community for their ongoing support for the community fundraiser BBQs