Notable Awards 

  US Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District – November 2015
American Governor Awarded 39-Unit Army Corps Governor Upgrade Contract

Ivyland, PA – The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded American Governor Company (AGC) a five-year contract to supply standardized digital governor conversion packages for all their powerplants on the Missouri River. This multi-million dollar award covers 39 units in six (6) powerplants in the District:

Project Units Capacity Equipment to be Upgraded
Big Bend 8 494.3MW Pelton governors with fixed blade propellers
Fort Peck 5 185.3MW Woodward governors with Francis turbines
Fort Randall 8 320.0MW Woodward governors with Francis turbines plus 10 Control Room HMIs
Garrison 8 583.3MW Woodward & Pelton governors with Francis turbines plus 6 Control Room HMIs
Gavins Point 3 132.3MW Woodward governors with Kaplan turbines
Oahe Project 7 118.2MW Pelton governors with Francis turbines

AGC will provide PLC-based digital governor systems that utilize its innovative H6B math model, complete system design specifications, controller hardware, spare parts, field service support,
and training of government personnel. The award leverages AGC’s success executing a similar five-year, 146-unit digital governor conversion project for 23 plants the USACE’s North Pacific Region.

USACE Fort Peck

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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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