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  Kentucky Utilities – Dix Dam – August 2015
Kentucky Utilities Awards American Governor PLC Rework Contract

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by Kentucky Utilities to finish the digital governor conversions for three units at the Dix Dam Hydro Station. Limited PLC automation was completed by a competitor, but they were unable to integrate governor control hardware as promised. The three horizontal Francis units at Dix are rated at just under 10MW each at 300 RPM and 220 feet of head. The scope of the contract includes AGC’s Gateshaft conversion hardware, Governor Software, and Software Integration into the existing Allen Bradley PLCs. Because of the previous delay and difficulties, AGC was awarded this project as a sole source supplier.

Kentucky Utilities-Dix Dam


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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