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.
Applications will open for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round on Monday, 2nd March and close on Friday 1st May 2020. The 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). The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULSC). The Guidelines and application forms will be available from 2nd March on the ULSC webpage here. In the last Funding Round, nine local groups benefited from Community Fund grants totalling $72,427. Successful projects funded included the purchase of a defibrillator, a youth connection and engagement project and a heritage rock wall entrance to Pat Cullen Reserve.
We are arranging a workshop to assist with preparing grant applications. The workshop is aimed at community groups who intend to apply and would like some guidance about how to prepare an application. The workshop will be held on 23rd March at 5pm in the CWA Rooms in Crookwell. To register, click here.
These workshops have been held for the past 2 years, coinciding with the period when applications are being received by ULSC. Previous attendees have found the session very useful, but attendance is not compulsory. The workshop is conducted by our consultant independently of our involvement as part of the Section 355 committee that determines successful applicants. If you want to find out more about the Community Fund or the Community Fund Workshop, please click here.
Our team braved the wet weather last weekend at the Crookwell Show. In spite of the rain, our face painter brightened lots of faces with the proceeds donated to the Grabben Gullen Community Progress Association’s ANZAC Memorial project. We answered a lot of good questions about our projects, our renewable energy tours and Gullen Range Wind Farm’s Clean Energy Program, as well as general queries about renewable energy. We always enjoy the show and would like to say thank you to everybody who made it out in the weather and came to our stand for a chat.
BJCE Australia’s Biala Wind Farm is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the community-led Gunning Arts Festival, which will be held on 17th and 18th April. With the theme of ‘Celebrating Nature’, the multi-event Festival will feature an impressive line-up of local talent. Events will include a Gala opening on the evening of 17th April, followed by art and craft exhibitions, music performances, play and book readings, workshops, fashion parades, competitions and much more on 18th April. For bookings and further information, you can visit the 2020 Gunning Arts Festival website here.
BJCE Australia is delighted to return as an Industry Partner for the STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP) in 2020. Funded by the Department of Education and coordinated locally by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, the SISP is a program linking industry with local schools, focused on how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills and knowledge can solve real-world problems.
As part of the SISP Program in 2019, BJCE Australia hosted more than 110 primary students at Gullen Range Wind Farm and assisted students from five local schools with their STEM classes.
To watch an overview of the SISP program in different regions of NSW, including the Upper Lachlan Shire, please click here.
We’ll keep you updated on the upcoming 2020 SISP events!
We’re hosting another community BBQ on 13th February. You can find us out the front of Crookwell IGA alongside Grabben Gullen RFS from 9.30am to 2pm. The RFS will be cooking the sausage sandwiches and you can grab one for a gold coin donation. 100% of all donations goes to the RFS and we match every donation dollar for dollar. Our project team will be on hand to answer any questions about our Biala Wind Farm project, which is currently under construction. You can also ask questions about our Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm or renewable energy in general. We’ve been running these BBQ’s monthly since November and so far more than $1,700 has been raised for the RFS. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
BJCE Australia’s Biala Wind Farm is delighted to be a Platinum sponsor of the Crookwell Senior Green Devils Football Club in 2020. It’s a special season ahead as Crookwell Rugby League celebrates its 100 year anniversary. BJCE Australia wishes the talented players every success for the centenary year!
In 2019, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm produced enough clean energy to power an average of 80,700 typical homes—enough power for six cities, the size of Goulburn! This calculation was made by taking the average daily output of the wind and solar farm over the year and comparing it to the daily average consumption of electricity by a typical home.*
*Based on 17.7kWh per house sourced from Energy Made Easy using inputs of: 2580 postcode, 4 people per house, no pool, no gas, no slab heating; total dwelling count in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area was sourced from 2016 ABS census data here.