Notable Awards 

  Pacific Gas & Electric – Poe – October 2016
Pacific Gas & Electric – Poe

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract for the second digital conversion at Pacific Gas & Electric‘s Poe powerplant. These units were originally controlled by Pelton Mechanical Cabinet Actuators and will be converted to PLC-based digital governor systems with solenoid-operated Pelton pump unloader retrofit kits. The driving reason for converting to digital at this plant may have been improved Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) coordination with wicket gate operation during unit trips. Equipment for the first unit has already been delivered and will be installed shortly. The second equipment packaged is scheduled to be delivered in late 2017 to support a planned outage in early 2018.

PG&E Poe


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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