American Governor Company (AGC) has been chosen by Resolute Forest Products to continue their fleet renovation by providing a governor retrofit on the first of two units at the Jim Gray Generating Station. The Jim Gray GS has two vertical Francis units rated at 31.5MW each that are presently controlled by 1953 Woodward A-Actuators.
In addition to supplying AGC Digital governors, like those recently commissioned at Murdock-Willson, AGC will provide shop overhaul and modifications for the unit’s PMG. The contract includes estimated startup, PMG shop conversion, and spare parts.
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.