Eaton Corporation awarded $10.9 million contract for to upgrade Lewiston Pump Generating Plant

BUFFALO, New York 11/18/11 (PennWell) -- The New York Power Authority announces the award of nine-year, $10.9 million contract to Eaton Corporation as part of a planned upgrade of the 240-MW Niagara Power Project’s Lewiston Pump Generating Plant.

Eaton Corporation’s agreement includes the design, manufacture, delivery, installation and commission of 12 unit control boards and governor controls. The company will replace the original electromechanical devices with digital technology capable of microprocessing. Upgraded instrumentation, alarms, unit governing systems and unit protective relaying system are also included.

Modernizations at the Lewiston Pump Generating Plant will occur at the rate of one turbine-generator every eight to nine months, with the final unit to be completed in 2020, Eaton says.

The initiative supports New York State’s renewable portfolio standard, which calls for at least 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2013.

Eaton joins Ferguson Electric Construction Company, Welsbach Electric Corporation and Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. as companies that have been awarded contracts for work at Lewiston.

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