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.
In 2019, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm produced enough clean energy to power an average of 80,700 typical homes—enough power for six cities, the size of Goulburn! This calculation was made by taking the average daily output of the wind and solar farm over the year and comparing it to the daily average consumption of electricity by a typical home.*
*Based on 17.7kWh per house sourced from Energy Made Easy using inputs of: 2580 postcode, 4 people per house, no pool, no gas, no slab heating; total dwelling count in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area was sourced from 2016 ABS census data here.
BJCE Australia was delighted to celebrate the impressive student achievements at the inaugural Southern Inland STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Awards in Goulburn last week. Derek Powell, Deputy General Manager of BJCE Australia, joined more than 100 students, teachers, industry partners and special guests at the event, which was opened by the Honourable, Wendy Tuckerman MP. Congratulations to all the winners!
BJCE Australia is proud to have been an Industry Partner for the SISP Program 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. As part of the SISP Program in 2019, BJCE Australia hosted more than 110 primary students at Gullen Range Wind Farm and assisted students from five local schools with their STEM classes.
Last Thursday, we teamed up with Grabben Gullen RFS for a fundraising BBQ out the front of Crookwell IGA. The BBQ raised over $350 for the local RFS to support their ongoing initiatives. It also allowed members of the community to chat with our team about renewable energy and the progress on Biala Wind Farm. The next community BBQ will be held on Thursday 16th January 2020.
BJCE Australia is excited to announce the 2020 Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm tours taking place between January and June. The first tour will run on Tuesday, 17th March. Tour dates between July and December 2020 will be announced in April. The tours are a great opportunity to visit Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm and learn more about renewable energy. Click here to download the 2020 Tour brochure (January to June) or contact Crookwell Visitor Information Centre for more information.
The transformer for the Biala Wind Farm substation extension at Gullen Range Wind Farm is expected to be delivered between 11:30am-1:30pm on Thursday the 12th of December. The transformer will be transported via Crookwell-Goulburn Road, Kialla Road, Range Road, then up Bannister & Storriers Lanes to GRWF. The transformer is an oversized load and will be transported via a truck with an escort vehicle. No road closures are expected, however minor traffic delays could be experienced. For more info, call 1800 370 045.
Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd December. 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.
The new power transformer for the Biala Wind Farm substation extension at Gullen Range Wind Farm is schedule to arrive next Thursday afternoon on the 12th of December 2019. The transformer will be transported via Crookwell-Goulburn Road, Kialla Road, Range Road, then up Bannister & Storriers Lanes to GRWF. The transformer is an oversized load and will be transported via a truck with an escort vehicle. No road closures are expected, however minor traffic delays could be experienced. We will update you again next week on the transformer delivery. For more info, call 1800 370 045.