Woodward is recognized as a leader in the field of advanced power generation and distribution control products. We continue to build on our legacy by creating cutting-edge control and protection devices, designed to work in complex systems to meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart grids.
Woodward technologies and services enhance energy conversion of renewable and fossil fuels, energy extraction and distribution, and electric power generation and distribution. Power generation OEMs throughout the world use Woodward engine management systems and genset controls, as well as our solar inverters and wind converters.
Our power management controls meet the diverse needs of the electrical power generation industry—from base load or process control, to peak shaving and emergency power or communications-intensive distributed power generation requirements. Through the ability to provide control over both the generator and the prime mover, our controls and systems help power generators deliver consistently reliable power and coordinate a variety of distributed resources. Backed by decades of experience with generator controls, load sharing, synchronization, and power protection technologies, Woodward's power generation control solutions set standards worldwide.
Woodward offers a wide range of controllers for the power generation industry. These controllers reduce total installed/operating cost and commissioning time while improving availability, efficiency, reliability and longevity. They also help you to meet the increased grid stability requirements resulting from the integration of renewables.
Our hydro turbine technology operates Francis, Kaplan, and Pelton turbines with off-the-shelf control systems and core software that simplifies design and facilitates commissioning. Both simplex or high availability requirements are effortlessly met, along with required safety integrity levels.
Woodward is one of the leading wind converter suppliers for renewable energy generation. More than 18,500 installed converters in onshore and offshore applications show Woodward’s competence and experience as a leader in the wind energy business. Precise and intelligent control algorithms of CONCYCLE® wind converters, in combination with variable-speed generators, create an optimized power-generation system with power plant quality.