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.
The Crookwell greens will be buzzing with excitement this weekend for the 2020 Gullen Range Triples Classic Bowling Tournament. Derek Powell, BJCE’s Deputy General Manager, said, “We’ve been a proud sponsor of the Gullen Range Triples Classic over the past few years. It’s been a difficult year for many local sports groups due to the COVID restrictions, so we are pleased that this event can go ahead. We wish the competitors all the best this weekend”.
News Update: 22/10/2020: Five community projects receive much-needed grants from the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund, bringing Gullen Range’s local community fund contributions to more than $400,000.
Five local groups will benefit from Community Fund grants in the 2020/21 Funding Round, together totalling $65,043.90 . The announcement was made by Upper Lachlan Shire Council who administer the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund.
Funded projects included:
1. Kiamma Creek Landcare – Pat Cullen Reserve, receiving $8,600 to help construct a new Rockwall Entrance
2. Crookwell Services Men’s Bowling Club, receiving $6,699 to help purchase and install scoreboards
3. Crookwell / Taralga Aged Care, receiving $8,607.40 to purchase outdoor furniture
4. Crookwell Potato Festival, receiving $3,000 to purchase banner flags and marquees
5. Bannister District Hall Association, receiving $38,137.50 to refurbish the hall
Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor and Committee Member John Stafford said “It is wonderful to see so many local community groups benefit from this funding.”
To find out more about this year’s successful community grant recipients, please click here.
The Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund provides annual 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.
Please note Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance on wind turbines involving cranes and trucks. From the 6th of October two cranes will be delivered to site consisting of approximately fifteen semi-trailer deliveries. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along the Crookwell Road to Crookwell, then along Kialla Road and Range Road to the Bannister group of wind turbines. Towards the end of October when the work has been completed (dependent on weather conditions) the cranes and trucks will be leaving along the same route.
We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.
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.
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.
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.