Gullen Range Wind Farm
The Gullen Range Wind Farm (GRWF) is located approximately 20km West of Goulburn, NSW. Seventy-three (73) wind turbines were given planning approval in August 2010 and are currently under construction by Balance of Plant consortium of civil and electrical contractors Civil and Allied (CatCon) and Consolidated Power Projects (CPP).
The site is broadly broken into two sections with the Kialla and Bannister sections to the north and the Pomeroy and Gurrundah sections to the south. Situated on the Great Dividing Range on a generally north-south oriented ridgeline, the distance from the northernmost proposed turbine location in the Kialla region, to the southernmost location in the Gurrundah region is 22km. The turbines are strategically located on elevated ground or on ridges for the best wind exposure.
The project was declared a Major Project under section 75B(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The substation is located in the centre of the site for connection to the 330kV network owned by TransGrid.
The first stage of the wind farm will produce 165.5MW of renewable power at full capacity which is enough clean, green electricity to power over 60,000 NSW homes. The final layout of the wind farm – including the turbine location for GW1.5MW and GW2.5MW turbines, associated infrastructure and facilities include a substation and office space, underground power and telecommunications cablings, a wind monitoring tower and access tracks will be uploaded upon completion of the project in June 2014.
Within the first six months of operation, when generating at full power, Gullen Range Wind Farm will produce enough green energy to offset the amount of energy (CO2-equivalent) that was used to manufacture the turbines. It will then go on to produce clean energy for the next 20 years, helping NSW and Australia meet its energy demands by utilising renewable sources.
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GRWF is on schedule to complete construction work at site in June 2014