Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) to retrofit three Kaplan units with Woodward Gateshaft and Digital 517 governors on an isolated grid in the Canadian province. Snare Falls and Snare Forks make up half the Snare Hydro System on the Snare River, approximately 86 miles (140KM) northwest of Yellowknife, and generates electricity in some of the world’s harshest operating conditions. AGC’s retrofits will allow NTPC to provide a reliable source of electricity, regardless of environmental conditions, to a population of approximately 43,000 in the Northwest Territory. The project is set to begin in Spring 2013 with completion later that year.
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.