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: 24/02/2020: CCC meeting date announced

The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, from 6pm – 8pm at Grabben Gullen Hall.

 

News Update 17/02/2020: Next Community Fundraiser BBQ announced

We’re hosting another community BBQ on Wednesday 19th February. You can find us out the front of Crookwell IGA alongside Grabben Gullen RFS from 9.30am to 2pm. The RFS will be cooking the sausage sandwiches and you can grab one for a gold coin donation. 100% of all donations goes to the RFS and we match every donation dollar for dollar. Our project team will be on hand to answer any questions about our Biala Wind Farm project, which is currently under construction. You can also ask questions about our Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm or renewable energy in general. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

 

News Update: 14/02/2020: BJCE Australia is a proud Red Ribbon sponsor of the 2020 Crookwell Show

Our team braved the wet weather last weekend at the Crookwell Show. In spite of the rain, our face painter brightened lots of faces with the proceeds donated to the Grabben Gullen Community Progress Association’s ANZAC Memorial project. We answered a lot of good questions about our projects, our renewable energy tours and Gullen Range Wind Farm’s Clean Energy Program, as well as general queries about renewable energy. We always enjoy the show and would like to say thank you to everybody who made it out in the weather and came to our stand for a chat.

 

News Update: 14/02/2020: Transmission Line trench crossings on Bannister and Prices Lane are now complete.

Transmission Line trench crossings on Bannister and Prices Lane are now complete.No more road closures are planned. The trenching works have now moved to the section west of Humes Creek closer to the Biala Wind Farm site. Some rehabilitation works will continue on the eastern side of Humes Creek. BJCE Australia would like to thank the local community for their patience during the transmission line road crossings. For more information, call 1800 370 045.

 

News Update: 7/02/2020: January Community Newsletter

January Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update: 6/02/2020: BJCE Australia is delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of the inaugural 2020 Gunning Arts Festival

BJCE Australia’s Biala Wind Farm is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the community-led Gunning Arts Festival, which will be held on 17th and 18th April.  With the theme of ‘Celebrating Nature’, the multi-event Festival will feature an impressive line-up of local talent. Events will include a Gala opening on the evening of 17th April, followed by art and craft exhibitions, music performances, play and book readings, workshops, fashion parades, competitions and much more on 18th April. For bookings and further information, you can visit the 2020 Gunning Arts Festival website here.

 

News Update: 5/02/2020: BJCE Australia is excited to be part of the STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP) again in 2020

BJCE Australia is delighted to return as an Industry Partner for the STEM Industry Schools Partnership Program (SISP) in 2020. 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, focused on how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills and knowledge can solve real-world problems. 

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.

To watch an overview of the SISP pilot program in different regions of NSW, including the Upper Lachlan Shire, please click here.

We’ll keep you updated on the upcoming 2020 SISP events!

 

News Update: 31/01/2020: BJCE Australia will match donations for the Grabben Gullen Rural Fire Service (RFS) at our community BBQs

We’re hosting another community BBQ on 13th February. You can find us out the front of Crookwell IGA alongside Grabben Gullen RFS from 9.30am to 2pm. The RFS will be cooking the sausage sandwiches and you can grab one for a gold coin donation. 100% of all donations goes to the RFS and we match every donation dollar for dollar. Our project team will be on hand to answer any questions about our Biala Wind Farm project, which is currently under construction. You can also ask questions about our Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm or renewable energy in general. We’ve been running these BBQ’s monthly since November and so far more than $1,700 has been raised for the RFS. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

 

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

 

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

 

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