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.
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 second 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.
Upper Lachlan Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest from persons interested in being a Community Representative on the Biala Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund Committee. There are two vacancies to fill. Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 22nd January 2021. For more information about how to apply, please click here to be taken to the Council’s website or contact Council on (02) 430 1000.
The Community Enhancement Fund (CEF) will provide grants to projects, services, facilities benefits or educational assistance located within 20km of the wind farm. For the first three years of operation, community groups within 5km of the wind farm will be the main funding priority. To find out more about the CEF, please click here.
We have completed erection of all wind turbines and have commenced demobilising of the erection cranes using heavy and oversize vehicles. No significant delays to road users are expected. We currently have ten turbines exporting electricity to the grid with this number due to increase soon. For more information please call 1800 370 045.
The Crookwell greens will be buzzing with excitement this weekend for the 2020 Gullen Range Triples Classic Bowling Tournament. Derek Powell, BJCE’s Deputy General Manager, said, “We’ve been a proud sponsor of the Gullen Range Triples Classic over the past few years. It’s been a difficult year for many local sports groups due to the COVID restrictions, so we are pleased that this event can go ahead. We wish the competitors all the best this weekend”.
The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 09 February 2021 from 5.30pm at the Grabben Gullen Hall. For more information click here.
October Community Update now available to read and download here.
September Community Update now available to read and download here.
The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, from 5pm – 7pm at the Grabben Gullen Hall. For more information click here.
BJCE Australia’s Leo Pearce (Asset Manager) and Isabel Nelson (Community Engagement Officer) recently zoomed into Goulburn High’s Year 8 STEM class to give the students some insight into the workings of their local wind and solar farms. As part of the ‘virtual’ visit, Leo showed the students the inside of a Gullen Range Wind Farm wind turbine. He also explained how a wind farm is constructed using recent photos of Biala Wind Farm. There was no shortage of fantastic questions for the BJCE team in the Question and Answer session at the end of the talk.
The ‘virtual’ school visit formed part of the STEM School Industry Partnership (SISP) program, which is funded by the Department of Education and coordinated locally 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.
August Community Update now available to read and download here.
Gunning Arts Festival recently launched its very first FlashWrite project – a short story writing project which will highlight local life experiences. FlashWrite