American Governor Co: White Papers

Expanding Hydro's Contribution to Grid Stability
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 With the increased use of variable forms of generation such as wind and solar, there is increased concern not only about load matching, but grid stability itself. Hydropower plants...

Improved Governor Response at the Dinorwig Power Station
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Dinorwig Power Station, located in North Wales, UK is one of the largest Pumped Storage facilities in Europe and has the capacity to generate electricity with six (6) 300MW pump...

Automated Regression Methods for Turbine-Penstock Modeling and Simulation
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Utilization of turbine-generator system modeling can provide distinct advantages when considering capital improvement projects in hydropower facilities. Such modeling facilitates...

Impact of FERC Rule #755
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Frequency Regulation Compensation in the Organized Wholesale Power Markets.

Untapped Opportunities for Grid Reliability Improvement
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Hydropower generation has been shown to provide the most substantial component of Primary Frequency Control of any generation type in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council...

Assessment of Various Unit Control Architectures
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Traditionally, generating stations have depended upon a number of unique systems and devices for the protection and control of both the Prime Mover and Generator. Some examples...

Evaluating the Governor's Lifeblood: Weighing Governor Performance and Environmental Hazards
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Minimizing the environmental impact of hydroelectric power generating facility is a key component in many organizations’ environmental policy. One of the largest concerns in...


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