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  Gemini Power – Smooth Rock Falls – February 2017
Gemini Power – Smooth Rock Falls

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been chosen to provide two (2) governor upgrades at the Smooth Rock Falls (SRF) Generating Facility. AGC has a long history supporting this station with both Tembec and now Gemini Power. Unfortunately, the Tembec paper mill was closed in 2006, but the powerhouse was sold to Gemini SFR Power in 2011. Plans were announced in early 2015 to refurbish the plant and AGC began working with the KGS Group, the owner’s consulting engineer.

The town of Smooth Rock Falls is in Northeastern Ontario, on the Mattagami River and is about 65KM to the west of Kapuskasing. The SRF Generating Facility consists of two 3.4MW Francis units that were controlled by 1967 vintage Woodward GS-Actuators.

We are excited for the opportunity to continue our support and customer service for these units, and equally excited to be working “with one of Canada’s fastest growing consulting firms.” Installation is scheduled for late summer 2017.


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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