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Smith Mountain Pump Storage Power Station Governor Upgrade

Plant Location:
Virginia

Owner:
American Electric Power
Hydro Generation - 3rd Floor
PO Box 2021
Roanoke, VA 24022-2121

Unit Rating:
Unit #1 – 65MW Francis
Unit #2 – 65MW Francis
Unit #3 – 105MW Pump Storage
Unit #4 – 235MW Pump Storage
Unit #5 – 235MW Pump Storage

Project Description:
L&S Electric has been a dedicated supplier to American Electric Power at multiple facilities for many years by producing a standard design specific to customer applications, and also by delivering products and services to meet dynamic outage schedules.  Rather than investing in expensive spare parts for existing OEM equipment, AEP has elected to purchase PLC-based governor conversions to be stored in inventory as “spare parts”.  At the appropriate time, the new equipment is installed by the customer, while L&S Electric provides commissioning assistance.

L&S Electric has successfully implemented controls for Francis, Kaplan and Pumped-Storage applications as well as for Plant Joint Water Level Control Systems.