Appleton Head Gate & Other Work Project Done!

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.


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.






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.


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.

Galetta Hydropower Station Controls Upgrade Completed

Gedawin Novo Controls has completed an upgrade of the automation and controls system at the the Galetta hydropower station located in Ontario.  The first picture shows the original control units that were replaced by one NovoTAS-630.  This upgrade was done for the two turbine/generator units located at this station.

    Original Controls                                  NovoTAS-630 Control Upgrade

Final Standby Diesel Genset Delivered To Site

The final diesel standby diesel genset was delivered to the Moose Rapids hydropower station.  The is the last of three gensets delivered to site as part of the Standby Diesel Genset Installation project that Gedawin has undertaken for the summer of 2017.  Before the genset could be delivered to site, it had to be overhauled and cleaned up after it was removed from the Misema hydropower station.  The overhaul of the genset was done by the Toromont Power Systems shop located in Sudbury.  Their staff is great, they provided valuable work and information.