Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract to retrofit the control systems at Georgia Power‘s Flint River Power Plant. This retrofit will provide automatic load sharing between the station’s three units, while also operating six spill gates with a mandated elevation difference of no more than six inches up or down. AGC’s control system will consist of a Redundant GE RX3i platform with 240 total I/O points at two locations. The primary cabinet will be located in the Control Room, and a Remote Cabinet will be located about 1/4 mile away in the spill gate control house. Delivery of the project is planned for the first Quarter of 2017.
Southern Company is the fourth largest utility company in the U.S. and, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates more than 42,000 megawatts of generation capacity and serves 4.4 million customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The Flint River Hydroelectric Generating Plant, located in Albany, Georgia was placed into service in the early 1920s. The plant consists of three 1.8MW units which were operated by gate positioners.
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.