Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) continues a long relationship with NB Power, and was selected to retrofit the Woodward Mechanical Cabinet Actuators in service at their Tobique Narrows Generating Station.
The dam and powerhouse were built between 1951-1953 near the confluence of the Tobique River with the Saint John River, 35 km upriver from the Beechwood Dam. Tobique Narrows Generating Station went into service in 1953, and consists of 2 Kaplan turbines, rated for 13,500HP each.
In addition to providing PLC Pump controls, AGC will supply Governor Upgrade Kits very similar to the equipment provided for the Beechwood and Mactaquac Generating Stations.
About American Governor Company
American Governor Company provides fully engineered digital governor conversion systems for hydro plants, including PLC-based digital controls, electro-hydraulic valve manifolds, hydraulic power units, electronic feedback devices and unit/plant control and monitoring systems. Installation, start-up, commissioning and field training services are provided by our staff of experienced governor specialists and field service engineers. American Governor also provides full support for legacy governor systems, including a complete line of replacement parts for all types of Woodward governors and a growing inventory of new and reconditioned parts and assemblies for other OEM governors. American Governor offers Field Service, Training, Retrofit kits and Technical Support for legacy governors. The Training and Repair Facility near Stevens Point WI offers factory repair services for governor pumps and permanent magnet generators as well as our annual Governor School and twice yearly Focus Classes. American Governor has provided more than 600 digital governor upgrades and has supported over 1,500 hydropower plants in North America.