Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) continues a very important relationship with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), who operates 65 hydroelectric stations including a green power portfolio of 29 small hydroelectric plants, and 240 dams on 24 river systems. The smallest station has a generating capacity of just 800 kilowatts; the largest more than 1,400 megawatts.
AGC, in cooperation with General Electric (GE), will design, manufacture, deliver, and commission the second of two (2) digital governor retrofits of existing Woodward Mechanical Cabinet Actuators at the Little Long Generating Station located about 80KM north of Kapuskasing, Ontario. The Little Long Generating Station has two (2) Fixed Blade Propeller Turbines that drive 65MW Generators. The order also includes shop overhaul of the existing PMGs & XX Governor Oil Pumps.
This contract, originally awarded in 2018, confirms the upgrade of the second unit.
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.