Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) was recently selected for the controls replacement at the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation’s HS-2 Hydro Generating Station! Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp (AECC) is based in Little Rock, AR., and is owned by Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution cooperatives. HS-2 was completed in 1999, and is located at the Wilbur D. Mills Dam near Dumas, AR.
The station contains (3) Horizontal Bulb turbines rated at 36MW each, at a maximum net head of 40 ft., and drive generators at 72 rpm. The units were originally furnished with Woodward NetCon 5000™ governors. The project will include retrofitting the existing Plant, Unit, Governor, Bulb and Gate Controls, as well as all software and installation engineering. The existing governor oil system, hydraulic control valves, and existing field transmitters will be retained and reused. The contract includes installation, and startup.
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.