Geoff Shewfelt of Gedawin Novo Controls took a moment to capture this selfie at a generating station in Mary’s Harbour, Labrador.
He’s there helping commission the station. Having the station up and running, lessens this remote community’s reliance on diesel fuel for electricity.
Which I think we can all agree, is a very good thing.
The dark and hazy look to this picture isn’t a filter that has been added. What you see is a project being completed in a generating station during a complete station outage. This was necessary in order to complete a PF correction capacitor circuit upgrade at TransAlta Renewables’ Moose Rapids site.
The staff of Gedawin Novo Controls have returned from H2O Power’s Kenora Generating Station. Our purpose there was to re-commission the unit control systems to ensure that they worked with the new turbine/generator systems. H2O Power assembled a great group of companies whose people worked extremely hard to ensure that the work was completed at a very high level.
Great job everyone!
The Ontario Waterpower Association put on another amazing event. This year’s Hydro & Hops Tour brought us to the Shand Dam, the Elora Generating Station and the Elora Gorge. The final stop on the tour was the Elora Spa & Mill for a wonderful lunch.
The Appleton Head Gate & Other Work project has been completed. The last task was to move the newly fabricated head gate from G3 over to G2. The G2 gains are better for storing the head gate.
We would like to thank Valley Sales & Equipment, Kanata Crane and Nortrax for helping us complete this project for TransAlta Renewables.
Gedawin Novo Controls is happy to announce the shipment of a NovoTAS-99. The NovoTAS-99 is a compact turbine automation system for micro hydropower stations under 100 kW. It, along with a switchgear supplied by us will be used at a station in eastern Canada.
A new head gate was installed at the Appleton Generating Station. Gedawin Novo Controls would like to thank CIMA+ for all their hard work in designing the gate. We would also like to thank Valley Sales for building such an amazing, high quality gate. And finally, Kanata Cranes for putting the head gate in place. All three companies have staff that are easy to work with and will make sure that projects are completed safely, on time and on budget.
In order to better assist hydropower station operators, Gedawin Novo Controls has become a Registered System Integrator Partner of Schneider Electric’s Wonderware Systems program.
We are able to develop and support systems using the full Wonderware suite of products.
Any station owners that have been put in a bad spot because of poor, or non-existent technical support can contact Gedawin.
We’ll help you take control of your control and automation system.
Gedawin Novo Controls has completed an order for a client. What makes this order so interesting is that it is a custom made control cabinet for an electric actuator. The actuator is an oil-less replacement for Hydraulic Power Units that are typically used in hydropower systems.
Another interesting aspect of this order is that the cabinet required TUV approval. Getting TUV approval can be difficult because of their stringent requirements. The staff of Gedawin, were able to use their high level of expertise in order for the cabinet to achieve TUV approval.
We were quite ecstatic with the end result and so was the client.
The Appleton Head Gate & Other Work Project has started. This project will involve the design and fabrication of a new gate gate, replacing damaged grates, replacing enclosures, replacing and fixing railings and repairing the tail race frame.
These photos show the first step being taken for the project. This first step is the removal of the existing head gate from the Appleton Generating Station.