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 the end of 2022, Gullen Range Wind Farm had saved 3 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 item: 24/05/2024: UPDATE – Turbine checks following earthquake at Taralga

Inspections of wind turbines at Biala and Gullen Range Wind Farms have now been completed, with no issues found following the earthquake on Thursday morning.

 

News item: 23/05/2024: Turbine checks following earthquake at Taralga

Following this morning’s earthquake, our teams have enacted our emergency response plans, which includes inspecting all turbine foundation bolts, tower bolts and the general condition of each turbine. We expect the inspections to be completed within the next 48 hours. Our wind turbines are built to withstand events such as this and inspections are undertaken as a best practice and precautionary measure. Once they have been completed we will provide an update to the community.

 

News item: 16/05/2024: Next CCC meeting date announced

The next CCC meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 October 2024 from 4pm. For more information click here.

 

News item: 14/05/2024: Applications for the Clean Energy Program closing soon

Applications for the next round of the Clean Energy Program (CLEP) will close on 22 June 2024.

The Clean Energy Program provides financial contributions for clean energy improvements to eligible properties within 5km of the Gullen Range Wind Farm.

Stage 1 of the Program provides for an energy efficiency expert to conduct an audit of an eligible residence. Once Stage 1 has been completed, eligible residences can apply for Stage 2 funding, with grants available for energy efficiency improvements to a property.

Further information on the CLEP can be found here. Should you have any queries or require assistance with an application, please contact us on [email protected] or 1800 509 711.

 

News item: 15/04/2024: Biala Wind Farm To Host FREE Community Fund Think Tank

On Sunday 28th of April, Biala Wind Farm will host a Community Fund Think Tank at the Grabben Gullen Hall aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of the Biala Wind Farm Community Fund.

The Think Tank will provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about what projects the Fund can support and is aimed at generating innovative big-picture project ideas that will deliver the greatest benefit to the local community for years to come.

The Community Fund Think Tank will kick-off at 11:30 am at the Grabben Gullen Hall. To register for this FREE event, please visit https://tinyurl.com/ybt6h4vs or call 0429 614 297. Community groups and residents who are unable to attend can submit questions ahead of the Think Tank by phone or email at [email protected].

Read more here.

 

News item: 15/03/2024: Book your FREE tour ticket and visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

Get up close to a wind turbine and a solar array at our next public tour. The next tour will be held on Wednesday, 5 June 2024 from 11 am. To book your free ticket click here.

 

News item: 14/03/24: Responding to the Climate Change Challenge – International delegates visit Gullen Range Wind Farm

Gullen Range Wind Farm recently hosted a group of 20 senior staff and mid-career professionals representing Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand as part of a two-week Mekong-Australia Partnership masterclass called Responding to the Climate Change Challenge.

Jointly organised by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The University of Queensland, the group were visiting Australia to take part in a number of briefings, academic classes and site visits to learn more about the key issues of climate change and disaster resilience.

The opportunity to visit a wind farm in Australia was considered an invaluable component of the program which aims to support Mekong subregional partner countries to achieve their development goals through education and knowledge transfer.  The program also hopes to build enduring relationships that advance mutual interests and our collective efforts to combat climate change and foster sustainable development between Australia and the Mekong region.

While the group were visiting Canberra, they made a stop on a chilly Monday, 4th of March at Gullen Range Wind Farm where BJCE’s Lachlan Lamberton, Andrew Sinclair and Erin Fletcher, along with Goldwind Site Technicians provided a detailed introduction to the construction and operation of a wind farm, as well as an overview of the Australian energy market.

The group of very engaged delegates enthusiastically asked a range of questions to deepen their understanding of wind energy generation and wind farm operations while also learning more about how these projects co-exist with local communities and how the government supports their development in Australia.

Following the Q&A session at the operations building, the group got the chance to see a turbine up close, with all marvelling at the sheer scale and height while enjoying the view over the hills towards Bannister and Crookwell.

 

News item: 08/03/2024: Gullen Range Wind Farm raises funds for local men’s mental health at the 145th Crookwell Show last month

In February, Gullen Range Wind Farm supported the 145th Annual Crookwell Show as a Red Ribbon Sponsor.

It’s the sixth year the wind farm has supported one of Crookwell’s biggest community events, which  once again saw the Company sponsor the face-painting stall, helping to raise funds for local charity, The Crookwell Man Walk.

The stall again proved to be one of the most popular at the Show for locals and visitors alike with BJCE Australia matching the funds raised, delivering The Crookwell Man Walk a total of $400 to their worthy cause.

Manbassador for Crookwell and Grabben Gullen local, Chris Wilson said, “I was delighted to be selected as this  year’s fundraising recipient. In just two years, we have achieved over 103 mental health walks for men, investing more than 17,000 hours putting one foot forward.”

“Men are known for bottling things up and on our walks, we can talk about what’s going on and get  fit at the same time. Blokes make up an average seven out of every nine suicides every single day in Australia.”

“Thank you to Gullen Range Wind Farm, the smallest of donation can go toward a lot of things. It  means a lot to all of us to be recognised and supported”, Chris said.

The stall also provided show attendees with information about BJCE’s three local renewable energy  projects: Gullen Range Wind Farm, Gullen Solar Farm and Biala Wind Farm.

Highlights of the Show this year included a reptile show, a petting zoo and a rock-climbing wall and of course the arts, craft and cooking entries in the Pavilion.

Beijing Energy’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Karl Schubert said BJCE was proud to have again had the chance to sponsor the Crookwell show and support a worthy local charity.

“We have always enjoyed attending and supporting the Crookwell Show, which is a highlight on the local calendar.” Mr Schubert said.

“Being able to engage with the local community, provide a fun activity for the kids to enjoy and raise  funds for a worthy charity is a weekend very well spent.

The issue of mental health, especially among men in rural and regional Australia is an important one and we hope the funds we helped raise will continue the great work The Crookwell Man Walk does in the region.”

 

News item: 07/03/24: Bowled over by fabulous Goulburn Rose Tournament Triples event

News item: 22/02/24: Gullen Range Wind Farm welcomes the Hon. Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy to site

News item: 24/01/24: Gullen Range Wind Farm sponsors Crookwell Public School’s Year 6 Presentation Day Prizes for Applied Science and Mathematics