Notable Awards 

  First Hydro – Dinorwig – April 2011
American Governor Awarded Major Governor Conversion Project in Wales

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) was awarded a contract by United Kingdom electricity supplier First Hydro to design and develop governor control software, speed monitoring system software, sequence PLC software, and communication interface for its Dinorwig plant. These custom-designed and newly developed applications will be tested on-site over the course of two weeks using Dinorwig’s Unit Simulator. A series of contracts will be issued to fully upgrade all the units in Dinorwig’s controls system.

First Hydro Dinorwig


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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