Ivyland, PA – Portland General Electric (PGE) has selected American Governor Company (AGC) for a multi-year contract that will see the replacement of all 16 hydro governors in PGE’s hydro fleet, which is spread among six hydropower plants geographically separated into two groups: the Pelton – Round Butte plants in central Oregon on the Deschutes River and the Westside plants near Portland. The PGE hydro governor fleet consists of a wide variety of legacy governor types, styles and vintages, with the earliest governor dating back to 1924.
The scope of the project includes standardized digital governor equipment, project engineering, project management, installation support, and commissioning services. Spare parts, training, and distributing valve repair or replacement will be covered by contract extensions, as needed. The first sets of equipment are expected to be on-site in early 2019 with follow-on units to be delivered through 2021.
AGC has provided spare parts, technical support, training, and field service for PGE’s legacy governors for over 17 years. PGE understands that AGC provides the highest quality products, most responsive field service, and best technical support available anywhere. Selection of AGC for this award reflects the high degree of confidence earned, the familiarity demonstrated with PGE’s legacy governor fleet, and AGC’s extensive track record of providing class-leading digital governor systems. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our Ivyland and Amherst engineering and field service teams, AGC continues to set the standard in the hydro governor market. We are honored to be selected by a long-time customer for this important project.
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.