McCallum Enterprises Inc. awarded Voith with a contract to update its governor control system and exciter components at Derby Dam in Connecticut. Voith will be installing a digital governor control system, a hydraulic valve manifold, a static exciter, and an automatic voltage regulator.
The need for the updates was evident to McCallum, as it was using now-discontinued equipment in its governor and exciter control. This left the facility, which operates on the Housatonic River, at risk of unplanned outages due to the failure potential of obsolete equipment and an inability to get service and support on it.
The new equipment from Voith gives us an agile governor control system and other components, and we also now have a reliable partner to assist us with any future needs as we continue our digital transformation.
The project was awarded in late March 2019 and is expected to be installed in November. Derby Dam, a run-of-river overflow dam was commissioned in 1988 and generates 3.3MW megawatts of electricity.