Power management company Eaton has delivered engineering services and power distribution equipment for an electrical equipment replacement at the Amoskeag hydroelectric power station for the Public Service of New Hampshire, a Northeast Utilities company (NU).

The project, which is part of planned system maintenance to minimize downtime, is expected to enable reliable power generation at the facility, which is located on the Merrimack River in Manchester, New Hampshire, US.

Public Service of New Hampshire project manager Ryan McGlone said: "Our equipment replacement project is designed to enable the Amoskeag hydroelectric station to provide safe, reliable and sustainable power well into the future."

As part of a contract signed earlier, Eaton was responsible for engineering, procurement and construction services for the replacement of a generator step-up unit transformer.

The company modified and upgraded high voltage bus and structures, upgraded the protection and control configuration and replaced the low-voltage power distribution equipment.

The project also included Eaton’s power management solutions and was completed in late 2014.

Eaton Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division vice president and general manager John Stampfel said: "The project will allow Public Service of New Hampshire to maximize the capabilities of Amoskeag’s clean, hydro power infrastructure.

"With an expert, highly scalable and geographically diverse staff, Eaton is well positioned to help the utility continue providing a reliable stream of sustainable energy to its customers."

The 17.5MW Amoskeag hydroelectric station features three generating units and is one of the nine hydroelectric stations owned and operated by Public Service of New Hampshire throughout the state.