Site Visit to Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farms

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a 2MW wind turbine?
Site Visit to  Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farms

Gullen Range Wind Farm is an operational wind farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. It is owned by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd (NGRWF). The wind farm consists of 73 turbines and produces 165.5MW of renewable power in ideal wind conditions.


On an average day it produces enough energy to power in excess of 70,000 average homes. By 2020, Gullen Range Wind Farm will have saved 2.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional power generation.
Stretching from north to south, the wind farm measures 22km, approximately centred on the locality of Bannister, 11km South of Crookwell and 32km north west of Goulburn.


The Gullen Solar Farm project is an operational solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with an installed capacity of 10MW. The solar farm is co-located within the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm making Gullen Range the first large-scale co-located wind and solar farm in Australia. Locating the solar farm adjacent to the wind farm minimises required infrastructure (such as roads, power lines and telecommunications), meaning a reduction in environmental impact and project cost. Construction of the solar farm was supported by a grant from ARENA.


The solar farm consists of 42,000 solar panels and first generated electricity in 2017. It produces approximately 22,000 megawatt-hours of clean renewable energy each year, which is enough energy to supply approximately 3,100 NSW homes. The operating life of the solar farm will be 25 – 30 years.
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The site is extensive so the tour will be conducted by chartered bus departing from and returning to Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands.

Numbers will be limited to bus capacity.


Sturdy footwear must be worn.

Date
14 / 10 / 2019 - 10:30 am to 02:00 pm
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AEST
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Registration Closes
10 / 10 / 2019 11:59 pm
Venue
Spring Street Bus Stop
Corner: Goulburn Street
Crookwell
,
2583
Cost
Registration
  • EA Members, Spouses, Students & Invited Community Guests: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Host(s)
Hosted by: Southern Highlands & Tablelands Regional Group Incorporating Macarthur & SW Sydney Regions
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
2