Biala Wind Farm

The proposed Biala wind farm is a 31 turbine wind farm located approximately 8km east of Biala and 14.5km south west of Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. The planned wind farm is owned by Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) who also have a 75% interest in the nearby 73 turbine Gullen Range Wind Farm and 10MW Gullen Solar Farm.

The Biala wind farm is expected to have an installed capacity of approximately 100MW producing enough electricity for approximately 46,000 typical homes on an average day of wind.

BJCE Australia intends to begin construction of the wind farm in mid 2018 with electricity being generated in the second quarter of 2019.

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 proposed wind farm.

 

News

The latest wind farm news is below. You can view archive news here and download our newsletters here.

News Update 14/08/2018:Biala Wind Farm teams up with Crookwell Neighbourbood Centre Inc to raise funds for the community

On Saturday 28th of July, Biala Wind Farm and Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre hosted an information stand and fundraising BBQ outside the Crookwell IGA. This initiative followed the project information stand held at the Crookwell Devil’s home game.

 

News Update 1/08/2018:BJCE Australia recognised for excellence in the Clean Energy Council Annual Awards

BJCE Australia was acknowledged as one of only three finalists for the 2018 Business Community Engagement Award for their co-located Gullen Range Wind Farm Clean Energy Program.

 

News Update 31/07/2018:Clean Energy Council’s launches their Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Development

BJCE Australia is delighted 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 that reflects our commitment to advance and develop projects in a socially responsible way. It demonstrates our commitment to engaging respectfully with the communities in which we plan and operate projects, being sensitive to environmental and cultural values, and making a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate.

 

News Update 17/07/2018:Biala Wind Farm roars for Crookwell Devils rugby league teams on Sunday! 

Biala Wind Farm showed their full support for the Crookwell Devils against the Harden Hawks on Sunday 15th July 2018 with an information stand at their home game.

 

News Update 12/07/2018:BJCE Australia announced as a finalist in the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards.

Gullen Range Wind Farm has been announced as a finalist for our Clean Energy Program (CLEP) in the Business Community Engagement Award category. The Clean Energy Council Awards recognise excellence in the clean energy sector.

 

News Update 3/07/2018:Biala Wind Farm Voluntary Planning Agreement now on public display.

As set out in the Development Approval, Biala Wind Farm will establish a Community Enhancement Fund providing approximately $90,000 per annum for community projects, which would begin when the wind farm commences operation. The fund will be CPI adjusted.

 

News Update 26/06/2018:June Community Update

June Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update 21/05/2018:Biala Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee Meeting

The next Biala Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 12pm in Gunning. Further enquires regarding the CCC meeting can be directed to Chairperson, Nic Carmody on 0429 354 582.

 

News Update 17/05/2018:Transmission Line

The Development Approval for the wind farm does not include the infrastructure required to connect the wind farm to the electricity network. For this reason, a new development application was submitted to Upper Lachlan Shire Council in November 2017 for an underground 33kV electricity connection to the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm substation in Bannister. An extension to the Gullen Range Wind Farm substation is part of the application. The Statement of Environmental Effects submitted with this application can be found here. The Statement of Environmental Effects sets out what we are planning to do and assesses any impacts to the environment.

 

News Update 9/05/2018: Crookwell Devils secure much-needed funds from Biala Wind Farm

Crookwell Devils senior and ladies rugby league team has secured $5,000 in funding from Biala Wind Farm allowing both teams to run out this season in brand new jerseys.

 

News Update 3/05/2018: May Community Update

 

News Update 27/04/2018: New Project Update Available

 

News Update 26/04/2018: Local Road Upgrades Begin