Eaton Wins Contract to Upgrade Georgia’s
Hartwell Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant
April 15, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
CLEVELAND--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation
(NYSE:ETN) today announced that it 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’ (USACE) 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 further solidifies Eaton’s position as a provider of world-class power solutions and products to major
public-sector and institutional customers,” said Jerry R. Whitaker, president, Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Americas
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 kilowatt-hours 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 Protect