Eaton wins contract for Vermont small hydropower plant control rehab

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Generating technology manufacturer Eaton Corporation has won a contract to update power and control systems at Green Mountain Power’s 6.9-MW Proctor hydropower project in Vermont.

Eaton (NYSE: ETN) said it will design and install new electrical infrastructure at the small hydroelectric plant, with the modernization to include replacement of Proctor’s excitation system, governors, turbines, control system and power distribution equipment.

“Eaton’s power management expertise and solutions will help Green Mountain Power continue to produce low-cost, low-carbon and reliable power,” GMP spokesperson Doroth Schnure said.

The plant was commissioned in the early 1900s and includes five turbine generating units — the most recent of which was installed in the 1980s.

“With our expert engineering resources, Eaton is committed to helping modernize and ensure that the Proctor hydro generation facility can operate sustainably for decades to come,” Eaton executive John Stampfel said.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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