Biala Wind Farm

The proposed Biala wind farm is a 31 turbine wind farm located approximately approximately 6km south of Grabben Gullen on Grabben Gullen Road, 8km east of Biala and 14.5km south west of Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. The planned wind farm is 100% owned by Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) who own 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.

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 proposed wind farm.

 

News

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

News Update 15/10/2018:October Community Newsletter

October Community newsletter is now available to read and download here.

 

News Update 28/09/2018:Minor Wind Farm DA Modification

As discussed at the last CCC meeting, we need to install 4 met masts in order to collect wind data and assess the performance of the wind farm. These masts need to be erected for a number of months before the turbines are erected. We can only erect these masts after we have an approved DA for the Transmission Line. Our wind farm EIS only discussed 3 met masts for the development. Given we need 4 masts for performance testing, we have submitted a minor modification to DP&E for a fourth met mast. The modification has not been determined yet however we would expect it to be determined in the next 2 weeks.

 

News Update 10/09/2018:Crookwell Green Devils secure 2018 George Tooke Shield in grand final victory 

The Crookwell Green Devils defeated North Canberra Bears 22 – 16 to become the Premiers of the 2018 George Tooke Shield. Congratulations boys! BJCE Australia has been a proud sponsor of the Crookwell Devils for the last three years with Gullen Range Wind Farm and Biala Wind Farm.

 

News Update 7/09/2018:Biala Community Consultation Meeting No.8 is deferred

The Biala Community Consultation Meeting No.8 has been deferred. The original meeting was to be held on Tuesday 11th of September but will now be postponed until a new date is set.

 

News Update 6/09/2018:Biala Wind Farm attends Grabben Gullen Community Progress Association meeting. 

Biala Wind Farm attended the monthly community meeting last night to discuss local topics and gather feedback about our project.

 

News Update 2/09/2018:Biala Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee Meeting

Biala Wind Farm CCC Meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th of September at 12pm – 2pm at the Gunning Council Chambers.

 

News Update 2/09/2018:Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm will open it’s gate on Sunday 21st of October 2018 for National Wind Farm Open Day

This FREE tour at Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s clean energy future.

The tour has sold out – you can register on our waitlist via link.

 

 

News Update 30/08/2018:August Community Newsletter

August Community Update now available to read and download 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 27/07/2018:July Community Newsletter

July Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

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

 

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

 

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