Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) was chosen to add to its fleet of Digital Governors for Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. Since its earliest years, Brascan and later Brookfield, has always been a loyal supporter of AGC, and continues that commitment with an order to retrofit the Woodward Mechanical Cabinet Actuator at the Prospect Hydro Plant. This single 17.5MW Francis unit was originally commissioned in 1959, and will be a ‘Fast-Track’ project for AGC.
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners owns and operates 250 renewable assets, diversified across 74 river systems and 14 power markets in North America, Latin America and Europe. Brookfield Renewable’s portfolio, primarily hydroelectric, totals over 7,000 MW and produces enough electricity from renewable resources to power 4 million homes each year.
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.