Eaton wins upgrade contract for Hartwell Dam hydroelectric power plant

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Cleveland, April 15, 2010 — Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. will supply more than $2.5 million in electrical products and services to upgrade the Hartwell Dam hydroelectric power plant.

Eaton obtained the contract through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah, Ga., office. Eaton will design and engineer control and distribution systems, and install motor control centers, low-voltage switchboards and arc resistant low-voltage switchgear. Work is scheduled to begin April 19, 2010, with an expected completion date of Oct. 30, 2010.

This contract is one of several recent agreements that Eaton has reached with government organizations, including $8 million in electrical products and services for the San Antonio Military Medical Center on the Fort Sam Houston Army base in Texas and supplying hybrid electric power systems for fuel-efficient shuttle buses purchased by the U.S. General Services Administration for use on U.S. military bases.

Hartwell Dam was built by the USACE between 1955 and 1962 to improve flood control, generate hydroelectric power and promote navigation along the Savannah River.

According to the USACE, the facility produces 468 million kWh of electricity annually, has prevented more than $40 million in flood damage since its completion, and provides a wide range of recreational, wildlife preservation, and water quality and supply benefits to Hart County, Ga., and Anderson County, S.C.

Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, Powerware, Holec, MEM, Santak, and MGE Office Protection Systems provide customer-driven PowerChain Management solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corp. is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology company in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has about 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

 

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