Notable Awards 

  Pacific Gas & Electric – Pit 3 – April 2015
American Governor to Upgrade Pacific Gas & Electric’s Pit 3 Control Systems

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to design digital PLC governors to replace existing Pelton Gateshaft-style governors, originally installed in 1925. These units were converted in the 1980s to Voest-Alpine electronic control. AGC will upgrade these governors to its Standard Redundant Control Logix PLCs with two (2) HMIs.

Pacific Gas & Electric-Pit 3


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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