SMUD initiated a refurbishment project to upgrade governors and turbine shut-off valve (TSV) controls for 10 hydro units at seven sites in SMUD’s Upper American River Project (UARP). The seven powerhouses are Loon Lake (82MW Pelton), Robbs Peak (29MW Francis), Jones Fork (11.5MW Francis), Union Valley (46.7MW Francis), Jaybird (two 72MW Pelton), Camino (two 75MW Francis), White Rock (two 112MW Francis). Existing unit governors were not at all uniform and included a wide range of equipment vendors and vintages. On sites with older equipment, reliability and availability of spare parts was of concern and maintenance was difficult due to the wide variety of installed equipment and due to minimal remote condition and fault monitoring. IEC's project team provided engineering services for preparation of scope and specification documents to allow SMUD to solicit bids for a single turnkey project including engineering, design, construction, and installation work for the upgrade of the 10 UARP hydro governors and TSV control systems.