Notable Awards 

  Atlantic Power – Palmer Falls – April 2016
American Governor Awarded Turn-Key Upgrade by Atlantic Power

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been selected to provide two (2) Turn-Key governor upgrades at Atlantic Power’s Palmer Falls facility. The Curtis/Palmer Project consists of two separate developments near Corinth, New York: Curtis and Palmer Falls, which are operated in coordination with an extensive storage system located in the headwaters of the Hudson River. The Project has a total installed capacity of 58.8MW and an average annual generation of approximately 300,000MWh.

The Palmer Falls development was constructed in 1986, and is located approximately 2,700 feet downstream of the Curtis development and consists of a 486-foot-long, concrete dam, topped with a 6-foot-tall inflatable rubber dam as seen in the photo below. The Palmer powerhouse includes (2) 24MW Toshiba Kaplan units that were furnished with Woodward Analog Electric MOD II governors. In addition to the Analog governors, the Blade-Angle controls were performed by Woodward 517 Digital 3-D Cam controllers. This project continues AGC’s unmatched ability to replace obsolete equipment and consolidate the turbine controls into a single system, and still fully support the ancillary equipment that is retained.

Atlantic Power - Palmer Falls


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.

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