Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers and continues to support its hydropower facilities. AGC has been selected to replace the three (3) existing Woodward mechanical governors at the Allatoona Powerhouse near Cartersville, Georgia. Thanks to its proximity to Atlanta, Allatoona Lake has over 6 million recreational visitors annually.
The powerhouse began generating power in January 1950, but suffered an electrical fire on May 19, 2014 that destroyed the plants control wiring. This control systems replacement project includes Digital Governor Systems and replacement low pressure hydraulics for the two main units (37.3MW each), as well as a Digital retrofit and pressure system for the house unit (2.2MW). The contract also includes installation.
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.