Notable Awards 

  Brookfield – Schuylerville

In late October, American Governor Company (AGC) was chosen to work again with Brookfield Renewable‘s Project Team to re-retrofit the governor in service at the Schuylerville Hydro site.

The plant was constructed in 1919 by Niagara Mohawk and contained a single 2MW horizontal Francis unit. The original Woodward Gateshaft was converted in 1988 to include a UG-style distributing valve that was mechanically operated by a Woodward TG-13 actuator. The arrangement also included an Old-Style 505H Digital Governor.

In addition to AGC’s standard PLC conversion kit, the Woodward UG-Style Distributing Valve and its TG-13 Actuator will be replaced with a Bosch/Rexroth NG25 control valve.



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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