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 intends to begin construction of the wind farm in 2019 with electricity being generated in the first quarter of 2020.

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: 14/05/2019:BJCE Australia is an Industry Partner for the 2019  STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP).

On Wednesday 8th May, the second year of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) was launched. Crookwell High School hosted five primary schools from the Upper Lachlan area to participate in ‘Hook Day’. The day was designed to introduce students from Crookwell High School and their feeder schools to the SISP Program and engage them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Isabel Nelson, Community Engagement Officer at Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm attended ‘Hook Day’ on behalf of BJCE Australia.

 

News Update: 06/05/2019:Range Road upgrade work to commence this week. 

Range Road upgrade work will commence this week. The work is expected to take about three months. The upgrade works covers the section of Range Road between the intersections with Kialla Road and Grabben Gullen Road.

The upgrade to Range Road will be completed in sections of 500 to 1,000 metres. Traffic lights will be in place and one lane will remain open to help minimise disruptions. Drivers may encounter a delay of up to three minutes and will be required to reduce speed in these sections.

Occasionally drivers may experience longer delays of up to five minutes when both sides of the road need to be closed. Attempts will be made to schedule these occurrences outside of peak travel periods. At all other times, traffic lights will be in place and one lane will remain open.

If you would like more information please call 1800 370045 or email [email protected].

 

News Update: 02/05/2019:Students from the University of Wollongong (UOW) enjoy a visit to Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

There is no better way to learn about renewable energy than to take a guided tour at Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm at Gullen Range. Students from the UOW – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Branch Chapter and the Power and Energy Society were treated to a private tour and a close-up look at our wind turbines and solar panels.

 

News Update: 18/04/2019:March Community Newsletter

March Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update 15/04/2019: 2018 – A remarkable year for the Australian clean energy industry.

2018 was a remarkable year for the Australian clean energy industry. The Clean Energy Council recently announced the release of its 2019 Clean Energy Australia report, which provides an overview of the Australian clean energy sector. To read or download the report, please click here.

 

News Update: 25/03/2019: BJCE Australia is proud to be part of the STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP) again in 2019

BJCE Australia is excited to be back as an Industry Partner for the STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP) 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. Research suggests that an estimated 75% of future jobs will require STEM skills, so we are proud to be involved!

As part of the pilot SISP Program in 2018, BJCE Australia hosted five local schools at Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm and assisted students with their STEM projects during school visits.  To watch an overview of the SISP program in different regions of NSW, including the Upper Lachlan Shire, please click here.

We’ll keep you updated on the upcoming 2019 SISP events!

 

News Update: 12/03/2019: February Community Newsletter

February Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update: 06/03/2019: Crookwell Show Society – a long term agreement

BJCE Australia has announced a long-term agreement with the Crookwell Show Society. The agreement allows BJCE Australia to access sections of showground land to safely deliver over-sized components, during construction and for the life of Biala Wind Farm. This agreement provides long-term financial support for the Society which allows the community to continue to benefit from the grounds.

 

News Update: 25/02/2019: CCC meeting date announced 

The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 May 2019, from 5pm – 7pm at the Gunning Council Chambers.

 

News Update 14/02/2019: BJCE Australia supports 141st Crookwell Show

BJCE Australia attended the annual Crookwell Show with an information stand and a face painter last weekend. The stand provided a face-to-face opportunity for the local community to discuss renewable energy and ask questions about the local wind farm projects. Local children enjoyed having their faces painted by Rainbow Faces with proceeds being donated back to the Grabben Gullen community.

 

News Update 12/02/2019: January community newsletter

January Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update 5/02/2019: Next CCC meeting date announced

The next CCC meeting will be held in May 2019, date is TBC. For more information click here.

 

News Update 4/02/2019: Biala Wind Farm Underground Transmission Line approved

 

News Update: 01/02/2019: Met mast installation to commence this week.

 

News Update: 14/01/2019:  BJCE Australia helping to inspire the next STEM generation.