A New Gate At The Appleton Generating Station







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.


It’s Official!

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.






Custom Made Control Cabinet



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.


Appleton Head Gate & Other Work Project

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.


Gedawin Novo Controls 3rd Time At The POWC

Gedawin Novo Controls will be returning for a third time to the OWA’s Annual Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow.  The event will be taking place at the White Oaks Conference Resort in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario on October 29-31, 2018.

This year Gedawin will be in Booth 50.  Please stop by and say “Hi”.

Hydro & Hops 2018





This year’s 2018 Hydro & Hops Tour, put on by the OWA took place in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  The tour this year showcased hydropower stations that were 100 years old.  Thus further reinforcing how durable and long-lasting hydropower equipment is as a renewable energy option.

OWA’s 2018 Hydro & Hops Tour

The staff of Gedawin Novo Controls will be attending the OWA’s Hydro & Hops Tour on Friday, June 1st.  This year’s tour will take place in the Peterborough area.  The tour will be visiting the Ranney Falls Generating Stations, Healey Falls Generating Station, London St, Generating Station and ending at the Smithaven Brewery.

We are very excited to be on the tour again this year and can’t wait to see these hydropower stations and the people of the hydropower industry.

Standby Diesel Genset Project Completed

Gedawin Novo Controls is pleased to announce the completion of the Standby Diesel Genset Installation project.  The work for this project was completed at three hydropower stations located in Ontario, the Misema, Ragged Chute and Moose Rapids stations.  Each station now has a diesel genset as back-up power.  During power outages, the diesel genset is started by an automatic transfer switch.

We would like to thank all employees, operators and subcontractors for all their hard work in making this project a success.