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.

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: 20/01/2020: Update on the Bannister Lane trenching works 
The third cable trench crossing of Bannister Lane for the transmission line is expected to occur today at approximately midday. Traffic will not be able to pass the crossing point on Bannister Lane for between 30 minutes and 1 hour while the machinery is crossing, unless there is an emergency which requires access. Road traffic control will be in place when the road crossing is underway. Please consider travelling by alternative routes where possible during this time to avoid being delayed on Bannister Lane. There will be one final cable trench crossing of Bannister Lane in approximately one week from now. For more info, call 1800 370 045.

 

News Update 18/01/2020: BJCE Australia is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the Crookwell Senior Green Devils in 2020

BJCE Australia’s Biala Wind Farm is delighted to be a Platinum sponsor of the Crookwell Senior Green Devils Football Club in 2020. It’s a special season ahead as Crookwell Rugby League celebrates its 100 year anniversary. BJCE Australia wishes the talented players every success for the centenary year!

 

News Update 08/01/2020: In 2019, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm generated enough clean energy to power an average of 80,700 homes

In 2019, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm produced enough clean energy to power an average of 80,700 typical homes—enough power for six cities, the size of Goulburn! This calculation was made by taking the average daily output of the wind and solar farm over the year and comparing it to the daily average consumption of electricity by a typical home.*

* Based on 17.7kWh per house sourced from Energy Made Easy using inputs of: 2580 postcode, 4 people per house, no pool, no gas, no slab heating; total dwelling count in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area was sourced from 2016 ABS census data here.

 

News Update 07/01/2020: Bannister Lane Trenching Works 

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a safe and enjoyable Christmas period. Works on site have commenced again this week. The next cable trench crossing of Bannister Lane for the transmission line is expected to occur this afternoon Thursday 07 January 2020. Traffic will not be able to pass the crossing point on Bannister Lane for between 30 minutes and 1 hour while the machinery is crossing, unless there is an emergency which requires access. Road traffic control will be in place when the road crossing is underway. Please consider travelling by alternative routes where possible during this time to avoid being delayed on Bannister Lane. For more info, call 1800 370 045.

 

News Update 20/12/19: Site Works Christmas Update 

There will be no machinery operating onsite during the Christmas and New Year break. Works will recommence on Monday 6 Jan 2020. BJCE wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

News Update 19/12/19: December Community Newsletter

December Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update: 18/12/19: Control Building Delivery

The control building for Biala Wind Farm is expected to be delivered to the Gullen Range substation extension between 10am-12pm on Wednesday 18th of December.  The control building is an oversized load and will be transported via a truck with an escort vehicle. No road closures are expected, however minor traffic delays could be experienced. For more info, call 1800 370 045.

 

News Update 17/12/19: Bannister Lane Trenching Works 
It is expected the second cable trench crossing of Bannister Lane for the transmission line will occur tomorrow morning Wednesday 18th of December. The crossing point is the same as the previous crossing: approx. 3km southwest of the Leary’s Lane / Price’s Lane / Bannister Lane junction or 6.5km north of the Gurrundah Road / Bannister Lane junction. Traffic will not be able to pass this crossing point on Bannister Lane for between 30 minutes and 1 hour while the machinery is crossing. Road traffic control will be in place when the road crossing is underway. Please consider travelling by alternative routes where possible during this time to avoid being delayed on Bannister Lane. For more info, call 1800 370 045.

 

News Update 17/12/19: BJCE Australia was excited to join the Southern Inland SISP STEM Awards ceremony

BJCE Australia was delighted to celebrate the impressive student achievements at the inaugural Southern Inland STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Awards in Goulburn last week. Derek Powell, Deputy General Manager of BJCE Australia, joined more than 100 students, teachers, industry partners and special guests at the event, which was opened by the Honourable, Wendy Tuckerman MP. Congratulations to all the winners!

BJCE Australia is proud to have been an Industry Partner for the SISP Program 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. As part of the SISP Program in 2019, BJCE Australia hosted more than 110 primary students at Gullen Range Wind Farm and assisted students from five local schools with their STEM classes.

 

News Update 16/12/19:BJCE Australia team up with Grabben Gullen Rural Fire Service (RFS) to raise funds

Last Thursday, we teamed up with Grabben Gullen RFS for a fundraising BBQ out the front of Crookwell IGA. The BBQ raised over $350 for the local RFS to support their ongoing initiatives. It also allowed members of the community to chat with our team about renewable energy and the progress on Biala Wind Farm. The next community BBQ will be held on Thursday 16th January 2020.

BJCE would like to thank all those who stopped for a sausage, chatted with us and made donations to the Grabben Gullen Rural Fire Service.

 

News Update 13/12/19: BJCE Australia announces 2020 wind and solar farm tour dates

BJCE Australia is excited to announce the 2020 Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm tours taking place between January and June. The first tour will run on Tuesday, 17th March. Tour dates between July and December 2020 will be announced in April. The tours are a great opportunity to visit Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm and learn more about renewable energy. Click here to download the 2020 Tour brochure (January to June) or contact Crookwell Visitor Information Centre for more information.

 

News Update 11/12/19: Transformer delivery to Gullen Range Wind Farm update

The transformer for the substation extension at Gullen Range Wind Farm is expected to be delivered between 11:30am-1:30pm on Thursday the 12th of December. The transformer will be transported via Crookwell-Goulburn Road, Kialla Road, Range Road, then up Bannister & Storriers Lanes to GRWF. The transformer is an oversized load and will be transported via a truck with an escort vehicle. No road closures are expected, however minor traffic delays could be experienced. For more info, call 1800 370 045.

 

News Update: 9/12/19: Range Road final seal update

The first stage of final bitumen sealing for Range Road is expected to occur from Wednesday 11th December to Friday 13th December. These sealing works will include the intersections on Range Rd at Kialla Rd and Grabben Gullen Rd, and on Bannister Hill. One lane will be sealed at a time. There will be a stop/go in place, drivers may encounter delays of several minutes. Line marking works are then scheduled to commence on Tuesday 17th December. Traffic during line marking works will be managed by an escort behind the line marking vehicle. Please drive slowly and carefully in the road upgrade sections.

 

News Update: 7/12/19: November Community Newsletter

 

News Update: 6/12/19: Update on the substation extension at Gullen Range Wind Farm

 

News Update: 4/12/19: BJCE Australia joins the buzz of creativity at the Goulburn Schools STEM Showcase

 

News Update: 4/12/19: BJCE Australia presents award at the Crookwell Public School Presentation Night