Notable Awards 

  Southern Company – Various – December 2015
American Governor Awarded North Georgia Hydro Group Upgrade Project

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) continues to build a strong partnering arrangement with Southern Company, and was recently selected to upgrade an existing River Control System that was furnished by Woodward in the mid 1990’s. The North Georgia Hydro Group operates six hydro plants in Northeast Georgia on the Tallulah and Tugalo Rivers. The plants were built between 1911 and 1927 and are located in a rugged, but very scenic region of the Southern Appalachians. Very similar to another recent award, Kentucky Utilities-Dix, a competitor had replaced governor PLCs in one plant, but was never able to fully integrate the inter-plant communication and functionality that was promised to Georgia Power.

Following this initial award for (3) Unit Controllers, and (6) Governors, the project will continue to develop in several execution stages. With this contract, AGC will be responsible for controlling:

Plant # Units MW
Yonah 3 8
Tugalo 4 11
Tallulah 7 12.5
Terrora 2 11.3
Nacoochee 2 3
Burton 2 4.5

Georgia Power - Tallulah


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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