December 14, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm – a proud supporter of the 2018 Open 4s Bowling Tournament.

The annual Open 4s Tournament was held at The Crookwell Bowling Club in November. This event is hosted by the Crookwell Women’s Bowling Club and was sponsored by Gullen Range Wind Farm. Over 50 players attended, travelling from surrounding areas to compete. A successful day all round.

 

December 13, 2018

BJCE Australia spend the morning with Hon. Angus Taylor, MP, Minister for Energy and Member for Hume.

BJCE Australia’s General Manager, Weiwei Shi, and Deputy General Manager, Derek Powell, were privileged to meet with the Hon. Angus Taylor, MP, Minister for Energy and Member for Hume, in Canberra last week. Discussion focused on Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm and the proposed Biala Wind Farm project, both located in the Hume electorate.

BJCE Australia would like to thank Mr Taylor for his time and for sharing his views on local issues and the energy market with Weiwei and Derek.

 

December 11, 2018

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program (CLEP) Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd December 2018.

Applications for the next Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd December 2018. The CLEP provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of Gullen Range Wind Farm, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to install solar panels, solar hot water, wall insulation or double glazed windows on your house. To find out more, click here or contact us.

 

December 6, 2018

BJCE Australia presents award at the Crookwell Public School Presentation Night

On Friday 30th November, Simon Zhao presented an award at the Crookwell Public School Presentation Night. Gullen Range Wind Farm also donated $100.00 for the award. Well done to all of the students who attended.

 

December 5, 2018

Clean Energy Program (CLEP) reaching great milestones in the local community.

A total of 39 houses near Gullen Range Wind Farm now have energy improvement measures such as solar panels, solar hot water systems, or better roof or wall insulation thanks to grants valuing more than $250,000 provided by the wind farm under this program. These installations will save those residents money on their power bills for many years to come.

The Clean Energy Program (CLEP) has been so popular, Gullen Range Wind Farm is now voluntarily committing more funding to the program than is required under our commitments to the NSW government. This funding is being brought forward from future years of the CLEP, so that eligible residents don’t have to wait to enjoy the program’s benefits. The grants are approximately $6500 per house and the CLEP is now in its fourth year.

There are a further 50 households who have entered the first stage of the program but are yet to apply for for their grant. These households have had an energy audit completed on their home to identify the best way to improve its energy efficiency and maximise potential power bill savings. They can now apply for their $6500 grant, meaning the CLEP is going to continue to expand in 2019 and 2020.

Gullen Range Wind Farm is proud to have committed more than $300,000 to the program to date.

Local suppliers are also reaping the benefits, with many of the 39 systems being installed by local providers.

You can read more about the CLEP on our website. It is always open to new applicants, if you live within 5km of the wind farm and satisfy the eligibility criteria. Give us a call or an email if you’d like to know more.

The CLEP is audited every year and the audit reports can be viewed on our website. Gullen Range Wind Farm provides a community update on the program at every Community Consultative Committee meeting, which is typically four times a year. The minutes of these meetings are available on our website.

 

Build ME a Future Day comes to Crookwell High School

Crookwell High School placed a strong second in the Science and Engineering Challenge on Thursday, run in conjunction with the University of Newcastle. Isabel Nelson, Community Engagement Officer for Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm supervised the water turbine challenge.

Download release here.

 

November 28, 2018

Email service is now restored.

Please be advised our email service is now restored. You may contact us via [email protected]

 

November 27, 2018

Gullen Range Triple Classic Tournament – a success

Gullen Range Wind Farm was proud to sponsor The Gullen Range Triple Classic Bowling tournament which was held over the weekend. Teams from as far as Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Taralga, Goulburn, Moruya, Tomakin, and Cootamundra travelled to Crookwell to take part in the event. Read more here.

The winning team from last weekend. They are from the left Simon, Reece Halligan, Roley Halligan, Dave Farrell all from Moruya.

November 23, 2018

Scheduled Email System Downtime.

Please be advised our email servers will be unavailable from 10am – 5pm on Monday 26th November. This period of downtime will be scheduled for necessary updates to be applied to the servers. Please contact us via 1800 725270.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause.

 

November 22, 2018

Basalt Rock Entrance Officially opens.

Community members gather for the opening of Basalt Rock Entrance on Sunday. Simon Zhao, Site Manager for Gullen Range Wind Farm spoke during the opening and planted a tree at the opening.

 

November 17, 2018

Laggan Public School, Binda Public School and Bigga Public School visit Gullen Range Wind Farm.

On the 6th of November, students enjoyed a tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm. This school visit formed part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program, which is funded by the NSW Department of Education.

 

November 15, 2018

Showcasing solutions to the toughest of agricultural problems.

Two terms of hard work were celebrated on Wednesday 13th November at Crookwell High School, with students from the high school and local primary schools showing off their Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) Projects.

A range of local community leaders and members came along to the Showcase event to view the students’ projects, including staff from Upper Lachlan Council and Mayor John Stafford, Isabel Nelson and Derek Powell from Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm along with many more. Isabel was proud to present the ‘Creativity Prize’, which is awarded to student projects with the most innovative designs. Read more here..

 

November 13, 2018

Guests enjoyed a tour around the Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm on Tuesday. The next available tour is in March 2019.  To book visit this link.

 

November 09, 2018

Councillor Brian McCormack OAM to officially open the basalt rock entrance to the reserve this weekend. 

The annual ‘Music in the Park’ concert will be held on Sunday 18th November 2018. More details here. Gullen Range Wind Farm provided a grant for $8,000 to Kiamma Landcare Group through the Community Enhancement Fund. If you would like to find out more about our Community Fund grants, please click here.

 

October 31, 2018

Crookwell High School visit Gullen Range

On Thursday 25th October, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm hosted Year 8 students from Crookwell High School.

download release here.

 

October 24, 2018

National Wind Farm Open Day

BJCE Australia is proud to have participated in the Clean Energy Council National Wind Farm Open Day on Sunday 21st of October.

 

October 8, 2018

New board of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

On Tuesday morning, the new board of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) visited Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

Read more here.

 

September 24, 2018

November tours are sold out!

Our next available tour is in January 2019. To book visit this link.

 

September 24, 2018

October tours are sold out!

Our next available tour is in November. Limited seats remain. To book visit this link.

 

September 20, 2018

Crookwell Public School proves to be a big fan of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

On Wednesday the 5th of September, Crookwell Public School students from Year 3 and 4 were treated to a tour of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm – Australia’s first co-located wind and solar project.

download release here.

 

September 14, 2018

Industry helping students solve problems of the future

On Monday, Years 8 mentors from Crookwell High School visited Year 5 students at Crookwell Public School to assist the students with their Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) projects, as part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program funded by the NSW Department of Education. Also joining in on the day were two industry representatives from Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm, Isabel Nelson and Simon Zhao, and Project Officer at Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI), Camilla Staff.

download release here.

 

September 10, 2018

Crookwell Green Devils secure 2018 George Tooke Shield in grand final victory

The Crookwell Green Devils defeated North Canberra Bears 22 – 16 to become the Premiers of the 2018 George Tooke Shield. Congratulations boys! BJCE Australia has been a proud sponsor of the Crookwell Devils for the last three years with Gullen Range Wind Farm and Biala Wind Farm.

 

September 10, 2018

Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd September

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd September. The Clean Energy Program provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of the wind farm, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to install solar panels, solar hot water, wall insulation or double glazed windows on your house. To find out more, click here or contact us.

 

September 5, 2018

Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm Tour Competition Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our colouring competition and congratulations to our three awesome winners Elsie, Annie and Charlie who will each receive a Target voucher!

 

August 30, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm Sponsorship lends a helping hand to Wollondilly Soldiers Football Club

Gullen Range Wind Farm has sponsored local Goulburn soccer club, Wollondilly Soldiers Football Club, for the 2018 season. The $800 donation has financed new strips for the Under-13’s soccer team

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August 27, 2018

Students get hooked on STEM

Crookwell High School hosted five primary schools from the Upper Lachlan area to participate in their ‘STEM Hook Day’. The day was designed to introduce students from Crookwell High School and their feeder schools to the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) and get them excited about the upcoming STEM Project.

Download release here

 

August 22, 2018

Gullen Range Wind Farm Open Day!

On Sunday 21 October, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm is hosting a special public tour to celebrate national wind farm open day!

The tour has sold out – you can register on our waitlist via link.

Wind energy is playing a major part as Australia transitions towards a renewable energy future, and so far in 2018 wind has contributed approximately $2 billion in investment and created over 2,000 jobs.

Wind Farm Open Day is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s clean energy future.

 

August 1, 2018

BJCE Australia recognised for excellence in the Clean Energy Council Annual Awards

BJCE Australia was acknowledged as one of only three finalists for the 2018 Business Community Engagement Award for their co-located Gullen Range Wind Farm Clean Energy Program.

Download release here

 

July 31, 2018

Clean Energy Council’s launches their Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Development

BJCE Australia is delighted 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 that reflects our commitment to advance and develop projects in a socially responsible way. It demonstrates our commitment to engaging respectfully with the communities in which we plan and operate projects, being sensitive to environmental and cultural values, and making a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate.

Download Best Practice Charter here

 

July 31, 2018

UNSW Sunswift Solar Car Racing Team visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

Today, eight undergraduate students from University of NSW stopped by GRWSF with their state-of-the-art solar car. Known as eVe, the car is the world’s fastest solar electric vehicle over a 500km distance. The visit allowed Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm and UNSW students to learn about each other’s technology. Students from Crookwell High School were also invited, to whet their appetite about renewable energy.

Download release here

 

July 12, 2018

BJCE Australia announced as a finalist in the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards.

Gullen Range Wind Farm has been announced as a finalist for our Clean Energy Program (CLEP) in the Business Community Engagement Award category. The Clean Energy Council Awards recognise excellence in the clean energy sector.

 

June 8, 2018

Wind and Solar Farm Tours At Gullen Solar Farm

Located in NSW’s scenic Southern Tablelands, Gullen Range Wind Farm and Gullen Solar Farm offer free regular tours of Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm. With a minibus pick-up, light refreshments and a quiz and colouring-in competition for children, the two-hour tour offers an informative and insightful look at an operational wind and solar farm.

Read more at www.ellaslist.com.au

 

June 5, 2018

Nest boxes prove vital at Gullen Range Wind Farm

BJCE Australia has actively been safe guarding the future of the natural habitat at Gullen Range Wind Farm with their nest boxes.

Nest boxes prove vital at Gullen Range Wind Farm

May 31, 2018

NSW Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices Committee visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

The New South Wales Legislative Council Select Committee on Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices visited Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm as part of their ongoing inquiry.

Media Release – NSW Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices Committee to Travel Throughout the State

 

May 23, 2018

May Wind Farm Tour a success

Guests were recently treated to a personalised tour of the Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

 

May 21, 2018

Colouring-in Competition now open!

We are running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

 

March 9, 2018

There is no better way to learn about renewable energy than to take a half-day guided tour at Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm at Gullen Range. Local Rotarians from Goulburn were treated to a private tour and a close-up look at one of the 73 turbines.

Media release – Argyle Rotary Club visits Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

March 7, 2018


Thanks to everyone who entered our colouring competition and congratulations to our three awesome winners Nathaniel, Sienna and William who will each receive a $40 Target voucher!

It’s very exciting to have received all your amazing entries. Keep a look out for the next colouring-in competition. BJCE would like to thank all participants and congratulates all winners.

February 28, 2018

We welcomed the NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities, Hon. Don Harwin, on a guided tour of our co-located wind and solar farm today. To find out more, please click on the media release below:

Media release – Energy Minister admires co-located solar and wind farm during Gullen Range visit

Local high school student, Grace Abbey, presenting Minister Don Harwin with a handmade wooden turbine

 

 

February 01, 2018

We officially launched Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm today. Weiwei Shi, General Manager of BJCE Australia said, “This is a historic moment for clean energy in Australia. Gullen Solar Farm is an important demonstration project -right at the forefront of renewable energy integration technology. It proves the advantages of co-locating energy infrastructure, which effectively minimises costs and environmental impacts. Together with our 73-turbine wind farm, the combined facility can power more than 70,000 average homes”.  To find out more, please click on the media release below:

Media release – Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (BJCE) launch Australia’s First Co-located Wind and Solar Farm 

 

Photos of the Launch

 

Special Guest: Ms Hongbo Wang , Economic and Commercial Councillor of the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China

 

Special Guest: Mayor of Upper Lachlan Shire Council, Brian McCormack

 

BJCE and Goldwind Australia

 

 

Guests on a Solar Farm Walking Tour

 

December 19, 2017

According to the Australian Energy Market Commision (AEMC), electricity prices are forecast to fall over the next two years as more renewable generation, such as wind and solar, comes online. Find out more about the AEMC’s report by clicking here.

 

December 05, 2017

Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm were excited to recently host twenty students from Goulburn High School. During their tour of Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, the students also had the opportunity to explore inside the base of one of our wind turbines and see 42,000 solar panels up close! The pupils were really engaged and asked our engineers some great questions. Check out a photo of their visit below.

Goulburn High School visit

 

November 03, 2017

Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) has successfully completed its acquisition of the proposed 31 turbine Biala Wind Farm.

Media release – Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy expands portfolio with purchase of Biala Wind Farm

 

October 25, 2017

The next Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm tour will take place on Tuesday, 23rd January at 11.30am (advance bookings essential). The tours are a great opportunity for the community to visit Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, which is located along SERREE‘s (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Renewable Energy Trail.

Come and see how a wind and solar farm works. Get up close to a wind turbine and a solar array. Find out more about renewable energy.

The tours will feature:

  • A minibus tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm
  • A minibus tour of Gullen Solar Farm
  • Complimentary light refreshments and a mini information display at the Crookwell Hotel Motel
  • A tour quiz for children

We are also running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

For more information and to make a booking, click here.

 

October 03, 2017

Gullen Solar Farm and Gullen Range Wind Farm are excited to announce the launch of their Wind and Solar Farm Tours. The first tour will take place on Tuesday, 24th October at 11.30am (advance bookings essential). The tours are a great opportunity for the community to visit Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, which is located along SERREE‘s (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Renewable Energy Trail.

Come and see how a wind and solar farm works. Get up close to a wind turbine and a solar array. Find out more about renewable energy.

The tours will feature:

  • A minibus tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm
  • A minibus tour of Gullen Solar Farm
  • Complimentary light refreshments and a mini information display at the Crookwell Hotel Motel
  • A tour quiz for children

We are also running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

For more information and to make a booking, click here.

Media release – Minibus Tours to shine a light on Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar Farm

 

June 21, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

June Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

June 12, 2017

Gullen Solar Farm and Gullen Range Wind Farm were excited to recently host forty Year 8 students from Crookwell High School. The students were given a mini tour of both the solar farm and wind farm. They had an opportunity to get up close to a solar panel array, see inside a wind turbine and learn about solar and wind energy. With the sun shining and the wind blowing, it was a perfect day to explain to the students how co-located solar and wind plants can work very well together.

Media release – Crookwell High School Students energised by Visit to Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar Farm

 

May 09, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

May Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

April 12, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

April Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

March 22, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

February 23, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

January 31, 2017

Gullen Solar Farm is the first co-located wind and solar project in Australia. Scientific American recently ran a story about Gullen Solar Farm and the benefit that co-location offers. You can read the article here:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wind-and-solar-are-better-together/

 

October 5, 2016

Gullen Solar will be holding a Community Information Session at Bannister Hall on Wednesday, 19th October at 5pm. We’ll be throwing a few snags on the BBQ, so if you want to drop by and have a bite to eat and a chat, we’re quite happy to let you know the latest on construction plans for the solar farm.

If you have any queries, please visit the ‘contact us‘ section of the website and get in touch.

 

October 4, 2016

The big news for the solar farm is that it has been purchased by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty. Ltd. (NGRWF). In simple terms, this means that the solar farm and the wind farm are now controlled by the same group of people. It means less of Tom Frood from Goldwind and more of Derek Powell, Steph Frogatt and Isabel Nelson from NGRWF.

The solar farm was developed by Goldwind and they were the 100% owners of Gullen Solar Pty. Ltd. In mid-September, NGRWF purchased 100% of Gullen Solar Pty. Ltd. NGRWF is 75% owned by Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Ltd. (BJCE) and 25% by Goldwind (Capital) Australia Pty. Ltd., so Goldwind maintains a 25% stake in the project. Goldwind and BJCE continue to work closely together on both the wind and solar farms.

Gullen Solar Pty. Ltd. and NGRWF have commenced upgrade works on Bannister Hall and Storriers Lanes. The cost of these works is approximately $700,000. Gullen Solar has worked with Upper Lachlan Shire Council to agree a specification for the upgrade that will ensure a low maintenance road will be available for the community in years to come. We are very happy to be providing these works. Goulburn based contractor, Divalls heavy Haulage, will be undertaking these works. Apologies for any inconvenience, but I’m sure you agree it’ll be great to do without these potholes.

Looking forward from the roadworks, Gullen Solar has appointed Decmil Australia Pty. Ltd. (Decmil) and Balance Utility Solutions Pty. Ltd. (Balance) to construct the solar farm. Decmil and Balance are Perth based companies which will be using local subcontractors for the construction works. Works are due to start at the end of November, pending approval of various preconstruction requirements with Upper Lachlan Shire Council. Decmil and Balance are working to prepare these preconstruction documents at present.

The Gullen Solar project is supported by funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

If you have any queries, please visit the ‘contact us‘ section of this website and get in touch.

 

July 25, 2016

Media Release 25/07/2016

Goldwind Australia and New Gullen Range Wind Farm would like to jointly announce that Gullen Solar Farm achieved the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Financial Close Milestone on the 15th July 2016. Please read the relevant announcement below.

Media Release – Gullen Solar Farm reaches key ARENA Milestone

 

July 6, 2016

Media Release 06/07/2016

Goldwind Australia is pleased to announce that Gullen Solar Farm has obtained development consent from Upper Lachlan Shire Council as a result of a determination by the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (SJRPP) on 22nd June 2016. Please read the relevant announcement below.

Media Release – Gullen Solar Farm gets planning approval

 

June 22, 2016

Approval of Development Application DA 7/2016

Following a Meeting held at Upper Lachlan Shire Council on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 , the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel determined to approve the development application DA 7/2016 Gullen Solar Farm subject to Conditions of the Supplementary Council Assessment Report.

 

May 25, 2016

3rd COMMUNITY INFORMATION DAY

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 11.30 am – 2pm

Lions Club Community BBQ, IGA Crookwell

On the day Gullen Solar Farm will sponsor a Crookwell Lions Club Fundraiser BBQ near the Crookwell IGA. All proceeds from the BBQ will go directly to the Lions Club.

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 4pm – 7pm

Bannister Hall, Bannister Lane

The community is invited to drop in, find out the latest about the proposed development and provide feedback. Members of the Gullen Solar Farm team will be available to answer questions and discuss the plans.

For more information click on the link below:

Community Information Day 25th May 2016

 

Nov 17, 2015

2nd COMMUNITY INFORMATION DAY

Wednesday 25th November 2015, 4pm – 7pm

Bannister Hall, Bannister Lane

The community is invited to drop in, find out the latest about the proposed development and provide feedback. Members of the Gullen Solar Farm team will be available to answer questions and discuss the plans.

For more information click on the link below:

Community Information Day 25th November 2015

 

June 22, 2015

Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd and Gullen Solar Farm Pty Ltd regret that an article published on 5th February 2015 on RenewEconomy.com.au implies that Goldwind Australia is the owner of Gullen Range Wind Farm. This is inaccurate and we wish to clarify that Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Ltd. is the majority owner of Gullen Range Wind Farm. Goldwind Australia and Gullen Solar Farm had no involvement in the article, nor were we provided the opportunity to review the contents prior to publication. A notice has been issued to the publisher of RenewEconomy seeking a retraction or clarification.

 

Feb 20,2015

Click below links to view the Community Information Day 19/02/2015 Information Sheets and Maps:

Project Description

Feasibility

Project Concept and Benefits

Construction Grid and Access

Operation

Planning and Timescales

Solar Facts

Project Indicative Layout

Project Study Area

 

Feb 6, 2015

Community Information Day to take place on the 19th February 2015 for more information click on the link below:

Community Information Day 19.02.2015

 

Jan 14, 2015

Welcome to Gullen Solar Farm