Thomson Turbine Governors

Hydro-Electric plants have many different sizes, types and purposes. Thomson Turbine Governor products also must take many forms to suit this wide range of use. Our use of PLCs allow custom adaptations at low cost, and a number of standard designs allow quick implementation for most plants.

Grid connected plants need an inexpensive, easy to maintain and efficient control system. Induction type plants use inexpensive simple power units and controllers. Synchronous plants require synchronization to the utility and better turbine control. Designs are available for single and dual regulated Kaplans, Frances, and Pelton turbine types.

Stand alone plants need battery start-up, high performance governing and possibly reservoir management. Thomson Turbine Governors can supply any combination of load and water control governing necessary to obtain maximum performance.

Any type of turbine can be used, including single and dual regulated Kaplans, Frances and Pelton types.  Load Control Governors are also being used in Wind and Hybrid Wind-Diesel Systems.

Thomson Turbine Governors Products

  • Secondary Load Controllers for Wind Systems

Secondary Load Controllers for Wind Systems

Wind-Diesel Hybrid Systems Wind Turbines are increasing being used to reduce the cost of fuel used at remote diesel power systems for power generation.  This has opened up a whole new market for load [...]

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Small System Load Management

The neglected resource If your small hydro plant doesn't fit your load, then make your load fit the hydro plant! Hydro power has a near zero marginal rate, allowing it to be used in place [...]

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Hydraulic Power Units

Hydraulic Power Units - Small Inexpensive to purchase and to operate These motor - hydraulic pumping units have been used in powerplants from 5 KW to 2000 KW in size. They are small but [...]

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Induction Generation Unit Controllers

Induction generators are often used for on-grid generation, especially in smaller sizes.  TTG has two products for these applications. TTG 200 Series Induction Controllers Thomson [...]

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Grid Connected Governors and Controllers

Thomson Turbine Governors has 30 years experience providing custom solutions to large power plant needs. All installations of this type are unique. Please use our convenient inquiry form when contacting us so that we [...]

Stand-Alone Governors and Unit Controllers

Stand Alone Governors are built with much greater attention to performance than Governors that spend most of their lives connected to a large grid.  Stand Alone Governors must respond quickly and accurately to load [...]

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Overview: Thomson Turbine Governors have been providing solutions for hydro plants for over 35 years.  Our controllers and other products are being used in 19 countries on 6 continents; Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Peru to Alaska, [...]

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Design Thomson Turbine Governors has 30 years experience providing custom solutions to power plant needs. When your installation demands custom solutions we can design the system to best meet your unique requirements. Products Our products offer [...]