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 item: 11/10/21: October Quarterly Community Newsletter

October 2021 Quarterly Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News update: 26/8/2021: TransGrid maintenance

Turbine blades will not be rotating for much of today due to planned TransGrid maintenance. We expect the wind farm to return to full operations this evening.

 

News update: 20/8/2021: Clean Energy Program

Applications for the latest funding round of the wind farm’s Clean Energy Program are open. Properties within 5km of the wind can benefit from grants for insulation or solar panels.

More information and an application form are available. Applications close on Wednesday, 22 September.

 

News update: 12/8/2021: Wind farm maintenance

Turbines have been switched off at the wind farm today to allow new data systems to be installed and tested.

We expect the wind farm to be fully operational again over the weekend.

 

News update: 4/8/2021: Community Fund recipients revealed

Three local organisations are the latest to benefit from the wind farm’s Community Fund.

Crookwell Rugby Club won support from the committee, made up of local people alongside Upper Lachlan Council representatives,  for their project to repair the commentary box at the town’s Memorial Oval.

Crookwell Lions Club will put the money towards two shipping containers to help store the club’s vital fundraising equipment in one convenient location.

Support from the fund will also allow Bannister District Hall Association to continue their program of renovation to upgrade the hall.

 

News update:27/07/2021: COVID-19 update

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney we have limited access to our mailbox to retrieve posted items.

If you have Clean Energy Program forms or any other material to send, please email us at [email protected]

You can also call us on 1800 509711. We hope to be back in the office soon.

 

News update:23/06/2021: CCC meeting postponed

The CCC meeting scheduled for Wednesday 23rd of June has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. For more information, please click here.

 

News update: 22/06/2021: Routine maintenance at substation

Turbines will not be spinning for much of this Friday, due to routine maintenance at the high voltage substation. We anticipate the wind farm to be operational again from about 4pm on Friday.

 

News update: 16/06/2021: Wind farm goes back to school

Upper Lachlan students found out more about career opportunities in the fast-growing renewable energy sector today.
Gullen Range Wind Farm’s Community Engagement Officer Dr Isabel Nelson dropped into Crookwell High School as part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program.
Isabel talked about the wide range of potential careers on offer, explained the technology that drives the renewables industry and how STEM skills learned in the classroom are linked to real world uses, such as developing and operating clean power generators.
Crookwell High School students were joined by youngsters from Binda, Bigga, Laggan and Crookwell Public Schools and also showcased their problem-solving skills by designing and building catapults and dragsters using only material provided.
Isabel reported that she was extremely impressed with the creative thinking on display.
BJCE Australia is proud to have been an Industry Partner for the SISP program since it started in 2018. We were thrilled to be able to return to the classroom and are looking forward to our next visit.

 

News update: 2/06/2021: Applications for Clean Energy Program closing soon

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on Tuesday, 22 June. 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: 18/05/2021: Planned outage at wind farm

Turbine blades will not be spinning on Wednesday 19 May, due to planned maintenance work at the high voltage substation. Normal service should be resumed on Thursday 20 May and we do not expect our neighbours to be affected.

 

News Update: 21/04/2021: Next CCC meeting date announced

The next CCC meeting will be held on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 from 5.30pm at the Crookwell CWA Rooms. For more information click here.

 

News Update: 19/04/2021: BJCE Australia kicks off a new season with Crookwell Junior Green Devils

BJCE’s Gullen Range Wind Farm is delighted to be a long-term supporter of the Crookwell Junior Green Devils. Under a partnership which commenced in 2019, Gullen Range Wind Farm is one of the major sponsors of Crookwell Junior Green Devils Rugby League Club. In 2020, the rugby league season was suspended due to COVID-19. Training for the 2021 season is now underway. BJCE wishes the Junior Green Devils all the best for their games, which will hopefully deliver a 2021 season win for Crookwell. The 2021 season will start later this month.

 

News Update: 6/04/2021: Bowled over by another impressive Rose Tournament.

Every year the Rose Tournament competition showcases some of the best bowlers in the State and 2021 was no exception. Gullen Range Wind Farm was proud to be a major sponsor of the February tournament at the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club for the fifth consecutive year. Simon Zhao from Gullen Range was honoured to attend the award ceremony and present a number of trophies in both men and women events. The winners of the women’s event were from Bomaderry, the runners up and third placegetters were both teams from Merrylands. The winners in the men’s event was a combined team from Goulburn and Bargo and the runners up, and third placegetters were teams from Sydney. Well done to all the winners! BJCE Australia’s Gullen Range Wind Farm congratulates Goulburn Railway Bowling Club for delivering a very successful event.

 

News Update: 5/03/2021: 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 Monday, 22nd March. 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: 23/02/2021:  Next CCC meeting date announced

The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 31st March 2021 from 5.30pm at the Crookwell CWA Rooms. For more information click here.

 

News Update: 23/02/2021: Free Workshop to assist community groups applying to our Community Fund

News Update: 22/02/2021: Artrageously good! Gunning all set for 2021 Festival

News Update: 15/02/2021: Is your community group looking for funding?