Biala Wind Farm
The proposed Biala wind farm is a 31 turbine wind farm located 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 110MW producing enough electricity for approximately 46,000 typical homes on an average day of wind.
BJCE Australia commenced construction of the wind farm in August 2019 with electricity expected to be generated in the first quarter of 2020.
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.
BJCE Australia recently funded the installation of a mobile phone booster for Bannister Hall. The booster ensures the community and visitors at the Hall have mobile coverage. This is also a bushfire assembly area for nearby residents so there are safety benefits too. This is the second booster we have provided the local community to enhance mobile connectivity in the area.
October Community Update now available to read and download here.
BJCE is hosting a BBQ fundraiser in Crookwell outside the IGA on Thursday 14 November from 10am. It’s a great chance to grab a sausage and chat with a couple of our team members about renewable energy or the progress on Biala Wind Farm. We plan to host a community fundraiser BBQ each month, throughout the Biala Wind Farm construction phase, in partnership with local community groups. All proceeds raised will be donated back to the group we team up with. Community groups interested in partnering with Biala Wind Farm, please call 1800 370 045 to find out more information.
BJCE Australia recently joined the 2019 Goulburn Relay For Life fundraising event, which raises money to help the fight against cancer. BJCE Australia’s Derek Powell (Deputy General Manager) and Simon Zhao (Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm’s Site Manager) attended the event to support the amazing efforts of over 500 participants. Derek also enjoyed chatting with radio host, Banksy on Goulburn’s 2GN radio show. BJCE Australia was delighted to be one of the major sponsors for the event. You can read more here.
The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 January 2020, from 6pm – 8pm at Grabben Gullen Hall.
Students from Crookwell High School and five local primary schools recently enjoyed showcasing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) projects to the local community and industry. As part of the STEM School Industry Partnership program (SISP), students were tasked with developing products that enhance the use of renewable energy in everyday life. Isabel Nelson, BJCE’s Community Engagement Officer, was honoured to assist with judging the impressive renewable projects, which ranged from solar-powered boats and wheelchairs to energy efficient homes powered by wind and solar. Isabel was also proud to present the ‘Creativity Prize’, which is awarded to student projects with the most innovative designs. A range of local community leaders came along to the Showcase event including staff from Upper Lachlan Council and Mayor John Stafford, as well as some of the other SISP Industry partners: Pearson Engineering, Cullerin Wind Farm, Go Terra and Woodlawn Bioreactor. Read more here.
Funded by the Department of Education and coordinated by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, the SISP is a program linking industry with local schools, focussed on how STEM skills and knowledge can solve real-world problems. BJCE Australia is excited to be a part of the Program.
We have been upgrading the two site entrances where the wind farm tracks intersect with Grabben Gullen Road. These intersections are 6km and 8.5km south of Grabben Gullen. The final spray seal for both intersections is scheduled for tomorrow. The more southern entrance will be completed first and then we will move onto the more northern one. Grabben Gullen Road will be reduced to a single lane in the vicinity of the works. Traffic may be stopped for up to 10 minutes when we spray the sections closest to the road. A STOP-GO system will be in place for this. Reduced speed limits will remain in place following the works but are expected to be removed in approximately 1-2 weeks. For more info, call 1800 370 045.
Range Road works are now complete subject to a final seal. Final revegetation works will be completed on Monday. Traffic controls and lights have now been removed. Please drive safely when using the upgraded road and abide by the speed limits.