Bureau of Reclamation Awards $984,358 Contract for Installation of Hydroelectric Unit Equipment at Hoover, Davis and Parker Dams

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For Release: August 01, 2007

On July 25, the Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $984,358 contract to Koontz Electric Company, Inc., of Morrilton, Arkansas, as part of its hydroelectric generator unit control modernization program at Hoover, Davis, and Parker Dams.

The modernization includes replacing mechanical and analog control equipment that has been in service at the dams for more than a decade with new digital technology. It will include the governors, protective relays and other equipment for the 26 generators at the three lower Colorado River dams.

Koontz will install equipment that is being supplied under a $5.7 million contract Reclamation awarded to L&S Electric, of Schofield, Wisconsin, on October 4, 2006.

Work under this contract is expected to be completed in 2012.

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