Emerson Acquisition to Expand Hydropower Offerings

  • April 02, 2020
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
Emerson Acquisition to Expand Hydropower Offerings
Emerson Acquisition to Expand Hydropower Offerings
Emerson announced that it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, maker of technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The acquisition strengthens Emerson’s hydropower capabilities, enhancing its ability to help utilities deliver reliable power generation through renewable energy and be highly responsive to the dynamic needs of the electric grid.
The power industry is increasingly seeking opportunities to introduce digital transformation technologies to help predict, manage and control electricity generation produced by disparate sources. American Governor’s digital governor systems complement Emerson’s Ovation automation technology, RX3i programmable automation controllers, and systems for equipment condition monitoring and protection, excitation, cybersecurity and simulation.
American Governor has expertise that spans the oldest mechanical to the latest digital governors, which regulate hydroelectric turbines. The company, with headquarters near Philadelphia, provides services to more than 1,500 hydro plants globally, and annually hosts the industry’s premier training event.
Emerson has provided digital controls to thousands of power plants across the globe representing over 1.3 million megawatts of electric generation. Together, the organizations will provide utilities with comprehensive fleet-wide solutions. The combined capabilities will help utilities realize the benefits of digital transformation for more efficient, safe and reliable operations. 
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