Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to digitally upgrade the second unit at its Bucks Creek hydropower plant. The Bucks Creek Project is operated in cooperation with the City of Santa Clara and is located 10 miles west of Quincy, California. AGC will remove the existing equipment prior to installing the new digital control system, which will deliver before September 2016 with commissioning and startup to follow.
This award follows the July 2015 contract to upgrade the site’s first unit.
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.