Design and Commissioning of the Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project

by David M. Clemen, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
Stanley J. Hayes, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87

Abstract: The Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project consists of a single horizontal-shaft double-regulated S-type unit, rated 3440 kW, utilizing a programmable controller for unit operation together with a headwater level controller to optimize unit energy output for the run-of-river facility. The project was developed by the Philadelphia Corporation, a subsidiary of Long Lake Energy Corporation. The generating equipment was bid as a complete water-to-wire package. The lead contractor for the equipment and supplier of the turbine and governing system was Voest Alpine International Corporation.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Control systems | Corporations | Equipment and machinery | Bids | Lead (chemical) | Lakes | Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | North America | United States

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