Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract to upgrade six of eight existing Gate Operators at South Carolina Electric & Gas‘ Stevens Creek plant. The Stevens Creek hydroelectric facility, the first of its kind on the Savannah River, when completed in 1914 was hailed as the most advanced engineering feat of its kind in the Southeast. AGC will upgrade the Gate Operators to true speed, Digital PLC governors and will also replace the units’ proportional valves. All AGC-provided equipment will be plate-mounted for easy installation into the plant’s existing cabinets. A single Human Interface Machine (HMI) will be provided to interface with all six upgraded governors.
Start up of these new AGC units will occur in early 2014.
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.