Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Tulsa District, together with JRS Construction, for the design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of digital governor retrofits of existing mechanical cabinet actuator governors at the Robert S. Kerr, Tenkiller, Denison, and Eufaula Powerhouses. Robert S. Kerr has (4) Units; Tenkiller has (2) Units; Denison has (2) Units; and Eufaula has (3) Units. These (11) new Digital Governors will feature Siemens PCS 7 controls to match AGC systems in service at the balance of the Tulsa fleet at Broken Bow, Keystone, Fort Gibson, and Webbers Falls. The scope of the project includes the design, supply, factory test, supervision of installation, spare parts, and training for all sites and units.
USACE’s Tulsa District is responsible for 8 hydroelectric powerhouses, that contain a total of 22 units, and a total generating capacity of 584 megawatts. These hydro plants are located in beautiful eastern Oklahoma with one located just across the border in Texas.
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.