Badger Hydro plant opens in Wisconsin

Voith, the company that sets standards in the oil & gas and energy markets, participated in Kaukauna Utilities Badger Hydro plant’s official dedication that took place last week in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
The newly renovated facility combines hydraulic capacity of the 105-year old “old” Badger plant and the 85-year old “new” into a new single 2-unit plant resulting in increased capacity then both of the previous plants combined. Voith Hydro was responsible for supplying the two Kaplan turbines and automation equipment. Voith Turbo provided the speed increasers.
As a result of the recent renovations, the seven-megawatt-plant has a 50-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It is estimated that over 4,000 households will benefit from the energy that will be produced from the Badger Hydro plant. As Stan Kocon, Voith’s Chief Operating Officer, stated, “The Badger plant seamlessly combines technology from two of Voith’s divisions in a power plant that will provide additional clean and renewable power to Kaukauna Utilities customers for generations to come.”

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