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.
On Wednesday 8th May, the second year of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) was launched. Crookwell High School hosted five primary schools from the Upper Lachlan area to participate in ‘Hook Day’. The day was designed to introduce students from Crookwell High School and their feeder schools to the SISP Program and engage them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Isabel Nelson, Community Engagement Officer at Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm attended ‘Hook Day’ on behalf of BJCE Australia.
News Update 18/04/2019: 2018 – A remarkable year for the Australian clean energy industry. 2018 was a remarkable year for the Australian clean energy industry. The Clean Energy Council recently announced the release of its 2019 Clean Energy Australia report, which provides an overview of the Australian clean energy sector. To read or download the report, please click here.
Please note Gullen Range Wind Farm will be carrying out the scheduled annual maintenance of the electrical substation between the 8th and 12th of April. During this period of maintenance, the wind farm will be switched off for several days to provide safe access for inspection and testing of the equipment in the substation. All the wind turbines will be in a stopped state during this period. We will endeavour to complete the maintenance as soon as possible and return the wind turbines to their generation state.
BJCE Australia is excited to be back as an Industry Partner for the STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP) in 2019. Funded by the Department of Education and coordinated locally by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, the program aims to provide primary and high school students (years 5-8) with age appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills and pathways to STEM careers. Research suggests that an estimated 75% of future jobs will require STEM skills, so we are proud to be involved!
As part of the pilot SISP Program in 2018, BJCE Australia hosted five local schools at Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm and assisted students with their STEM projects during school visits. To watch an overview of the SISP program in different regions of NSW, including the Upper Lachlan Shire, please click here.
We’ll keep you updated on the upcoming 2019 SISP events!
News Update: 13/03/2019: July CCC meeting date announced. The next CCC meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 5.30pm at the Crookwell CWA Rooms. For more information, please click here.
Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd March 2019. 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 12/03/2019: Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements Please note Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance involving cranes and trucks. From 12th March to 18th April, a rotor blade will be moved from the Bannister group of the wind farm to the Pomeroy group along Range Road and Storriers Lane. A crane will be delivered to site consisting of approximately ten 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. Approximately a week later, the crane and trucks will move from the Bannister group of wind turbines to the Pomeroy group of turbines along Range Road and Storriers Lane. 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.