American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by Ontario Power Generation to design and build drop-in replacements for two (2) Woodward 517 governors in service at its Otter Rapids Generating Station. The generating station has four 45MW units, two (2) of the four (4) Woodward Mechanical Cabinets were converted to 517 Digital in 1991/92 and are no longer supported by the OEM. The site’s remaining two (2) legacy governors have been in service since 1962 and are also totally supported by AGC.
AGC will replace two (2) units and provide a third identical system for spare stock. Commissioning and startup are planned for 2019.
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.