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.
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To complement their renewable energy studies in the classroom, Year 5 and 6 students visited Gullen Range Wind Farm, as part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP). Guided by Gullen Range’s experts, Leo Pearce (Asset Manager) and Simon Zhao (Site Manager), the students learned how electricity is generated by the wind turbines and passed onto the electricity grid to power homes across Australia. The tour started in the Operations and Maintenance building, where the students found out about the farm’s electronic monitoring system and met a few of the fourteen local staff. Afterwards, 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. Before departing, the students were shown several wind turbine components on display, such as an anemometer and wind vane, which measure wind speed and direction. The Gullen Range team were very impressed with the questions the students asked during the tour.
Binda, Bigga and Laggan Public School students were blown away by their recent lesson on wind energy by BJCE Australia, which formed part of a Shared Learning Day between the schools and the STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) program. Led by Gullen Range’s Community Engagement Officer, Isabel Nelson, the students were tasked with making and testing their own anemometer, which is an instrument that measures wind speed. Working in small groups, the students demonstrated great teamwork and problem-solving skills. By the end of the lesson, there were lots of anemometers whirling round!
Funded by the Department of Education, the SISP program links industry with local schools to focus the narrative on how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills and knowledge can solve real world problems. BJCE Australia thanks Regional Development Australia Southern Inland for inviting us to be part of the exciting SISP program.
Tickets for the July tour have sold out. The next Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm tour will be on Tuesday, 8th October. To find out more about the tours and make a booking, please contact Crookwell Visitor Information Centre via their website here or call 02 4832 1988.
Bradfordville and Wollondilly Public School students have been busy brainstorming ideas for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Industry School Partnership (SISP) projects, with the help of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm. During a recent school visit, Gullen Range’s, Simon Zhao (Site Manger) and Jodie Marr (Site Service Manager), used their expert industry knowledge to assist the students with their design ideas for a product that will enhance the use of renewable energy in everyday life. Watch this space to find out how the students are getting along with their designs during Gullen Range’s next visit.
Funded by the Department of Education, the SISP is a program linking industry with local schools, focussed on how STEM skills and knowledge can solve real-world problems. BJCE Australia thanks Regional Development Australia Southern Inland for inviting us to be a part of their exciting program.
Construction of the $200 million Biala Wind Farm, located 45-minutes from Goulburn NSW, remains on track for a July 2019 start after BJCE Australia announces it has selected the contractors for the project.
This announcement follows the Southern Regional Planning Panel approval of a development application for an underground transmission line, in January 2019. The transmission line will link the wind farm to the electricity grid at BJCE Australia’s existing Gullen Range Wind Farm substation.
We were proud to cut the ribbon and open the Crookwell Community Garden Fencing Project yesterday. The project was jointly funded by the 2018/19 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund and a grant by Veolia Mulwaree Trust. Derek Powell, Deputy General Manager, BJCE Australia and Gullen Range Wind Farm, Site Manager, Simon Zhao attended the official opening. Derek thanked the volunteers from the Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre and the Crookwell Progress Association for their hard work in getting the works completed. The garden is a great facility for the community and the fencing looks great.