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: 21/09/2020: Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close tomorrow

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close tomorrow, 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.

 

News Update: 21/09/2020: BJCE Australia zooms into Goulburn High School’s Year 8 STEM class

BJCE Australia’s Leo Pearce (Asset Manager) and Isabel Nelson (Community Engagement Officer) recently zoomed into Goulburn High’s Year 8 STEM class to give the students some insight into the workings of their local wind and solar farms.  As part of the ‘virtual’ visit, Leo showed the students the inside of a Gullen Range Wind Farm wind turbine. He also explained how a wind farm is constructed using recent photos of Biala Wind Farm.  There was no shortage of fantastic questions for the BJCE team in the Question and Answer session at the end of the talk.

The ‘virtual’ school visit formed part of the STEM School Industry Partnership (SISP) program, which is 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, focussed on how STEM skills and knowledge can solve real-world problems.

 

News Update: 11/09/2020: Wind turbines to be temporarily switched off for routine maintenance

You might notice that our wind turbines at Gullen Range Wind Farm will not be spinning for a few days from September, 15th. That’s because we’re doing some routine maintenance work on the high voltage substation.  We expect everything will be back to normal by September, 18th. Please let us know if you have any questions. To contact us, please click here.

 

News Update: 10/09/2020: August 2020 – a good month for wind output in Australia

Last month, Gullen Range Wind Farm was recorded as one of the top ten best performing wind farms in Australia. We had a capacity factor of more than 40% over the course of the month. The capacity factor measures the amount of electricity a wind turbine produces in a given time period relative to its maximum potential. Data supplied by Rystad Energy. Source: RenewEconomy.

 

News Update: 3/09/2020: 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 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.

 

News Update: 3/09/2020: Applications for the 2020/2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round have now closed.

 

News Update: 28/08/2020: Upper Lachlan Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest for the GRWF Community Fund Section 355 Committee – Community Representatives.

 

News Update: 27/08/2020: BJCE Australia is proud to sponsor the Gunning Arts Festival FlashWrite project aimed at showcasing local stories.

 

News Update: 20/08/2020: 2020 Clean Energy Australia Report – A record year for renewable energy