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ACCC® Conductor News - August 2020
100,000+ Kilometers of ACCC® Conductor Installed at over 800 Projects in 52 countries
Quick Update: There are currently 29 active ACCC®
Conductor installations underway and start dates for 60 additional ACCC Conductor installations scheduled. Why? Because the ACCC Conductor offers the ability to improve the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resilience of the electric power grid, worldwide.
Did You Know: The ACCC® Conductor Core is the only carbon fiber conductor core in the world that meets the internationally recognized ASTM B-987 Standard, "Standard Specification for Carbon Fiber Thermoset Polymer Matrix Composite Core (CFC) for use in Overhead Electrical Conductors."

ASTM B-987 / B-987M - 20 (recently updated) can be found on ASTM's website at https://www.astm.org/Standards/B987.htm
The ACCC® Conductor is Saving Water

Did you know that 40 percent of all clean water consumed in the United States is used to produce electricity and that fossil fuel thermal and nuclear power plants consume between 38 and 227 cubic meters (10,000 to 60,000 gallons) of clean filtered water for every megawatt hour of electricity it produces?

Consider this:

The ACCC® Conductor has been deployed to more than 800 projects in 52 countries representing more than 100,000 kilometers of ACCC Conductor in service today. The line loss reductions are effectively saving over 300 Megawatts of Generation Capacity, which is also saving water. If you consider that the annual output of this plant would exceed 2.6 million megawatt hours of electricity, you’d realize that operating this plant would require between 98.8 to 590.2 million cubic meters of clean filtered water per year. The use of ACCC Conductor is effectively saving enough water to fill Lake Havasu, a primary source of drinking water for Southern California.

If you’d like to learn more about how the ACCC Conductor can help you take advantage of its numerous benefits, please call us today or visit www.ctcglobal.com


Check out this cool video:
Milestone ACCC® Project Completed in Montenegro
 
With installation support from Electro Team Budva, Montenegro, CEDISCrnogorski Elektrodistributivni Sistem d.o.o. Podgorica, completed their first ACCC® Conductor installation in Montenegro. Collaborating closely with CTC Global (USA), local distributor Elektro Merkur (Rijeka, Croatia) and ACCC Conductor manufacturer Lamifil (Belgium) a new single layer conductor design was installed over Lake Skadar near the small city of Vranjina, Montenegro.
 
The 1.3 km 35 kV reconductor project was completed on existing structures without modifications. The primary span was 940 meters. Dead-ends and splices were provided by PLP Belos (Poland) and AGS suspension clamps and other fittings were provided by Proizvodnja OSO (Croatia). CTC Global’s master installer, Christopher Morrison was on site to provide support. Zeck reel stands, tensioners, pullers, socks and sheave wheels were used along with a Klauke compression press.
 
12 aircraft warning markers and 12 warning lights were also installed on the new conductor. Lake Skadar lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, and is the largest lake in Southern Europe.  
CTC Global Performs Virtual Factory Acceptance Testing

Under normal circumstances its not uncommon for CTC Global to host a number of international utilities at its Campus in Southern California every week to discuss project engineering, witness testing, or participate in training sessions, among many other things.

Earlier this month, CTC Global performed a series of factory acceptance tests for customers using video and web technologies. While its much more fun to do these tests in person, due to current travel restrictions, CTC Global’s team performed dozens of tests remotely.

The CTC team set up several cameras and filmed the tests while customers watched and engaged using TEAMS MEETING format. While these combined efforts got the job done, we certainly look forward to having our customers back in Irvine in the near future.
Check out this new ACCC InfoCore™ System video:
ACCC Conductor is currently reducing CO2 emissions by over 2.6 million metric tons every year - the equivalent of removing over 600,000 cars from the road
CTC Global's Conductor Comparison Program CCP™ Software is Available Online

CTC Global is pleased to announce that our highly regarded Conductor Comparison Program (CCP™) software is now available online. The new web-based version has all the features found in the Excel version, which has been replaced and will no longer be supported. The new version is designed to make it easier to use, and it also has some new features. Having CCP online will make it easier to keep it up-to-date with new wire files and other data, and to add improvements as they are made. Users will always know they have the current version every time they log in. CCP is also compatible with tablets.

Registration to use CCP requires only a valid email address and password. Users may also use CCP as a guest however, saving and export features are only available to registered users.

Thank you for using our CCP. We welcome your feedback. For technical support, please contact ccphelp@ctcglobal.com
Looking for ACCC® Conductor Hardware?
Check out our Supplier Parts Database

CTC Global added a new Hardware Supplier Parts Database to our website. The database will help you find all of the hardware components you need to install ACCC® Conductor. The database shows which hardware manufacturers offer the parts you might need in your particular region while offering many options. 
If you need any additional support please contact info@ctcglobal.com
Free Engineering Manual
 
To help Transmission and Distribution planners, engineers, policy makers, grid operators, technicians and others take full advantage of the ACCC® Conductor's attributes, CTC Global has published a 250 page Engineering Manual.
 
It offers a very comprehensive set of design guidelines, case studies, figures and facts about conductors and composite materials, and includes links to additional resources and FAQ's
 
To download an electronic version please click: CTC Global Resources
Check out CTC Global's Blog

In addition to our monthly newsletter and social media posts, CTC Global also posts articles on the Company's BLOG SITE. If you haven't checked it out, please do when you have free time. You will find an interesting array of project details, industry trends and efficiency discussions and much more. We also do our best to respond to posted comments.
Follow CTC Global on LinkedIn

We hope you find our monthly newsletter informative, but realize you may not have time to read 1,000 e-mails every week. If you'd like to only receive periodic announcements about major CTC Global and ACCC® Conductor activities please consider following us on LinkedIn. To access our LinkedIn page please click: CTC Global LinkedIn 
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As most of you know, CTC Global has completed well over 800 ACCC® Conductor projects in more than 50 countries with the help of several authorized conductor and hardware manufacturing partners along with many great installation crews and contractors.
 
For those of you that would like to stay more closely abreast of our activities, with a little light-heartedness thrown in from time to time, please consider following us on Facebook. To access our Facebook page, please click: CTC Global Facebook
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For up to the minute news about CTC Global, the ACCC® Conductor, ACCC Installation Projects and other industry trends, news, and announcements please consider following CTC Global on Twitter. To do so, please click: CTC Global Twitter or look for us @CTC_ACCC
Follow CTC Global on YouTube

You may have already seen a number of CTC Global ACCC® Conductor videos over the years that were posted on various YouTube pages. In an attempt to provide you with easier access we created a YouTube page. To access it, please click: CTC Global YouTube or visit the Video Library on CTC Global's Website www.ctcglobal.com 
CTC Global is Hiring

If you're interested in CTC Global Career Opportunities and working with a profitable, growth oriented entrepreneurial company that is busy redefining its field, look to CTC Global.

We're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products by employing, developing, empowering and retaining the most energetic and talented employees. At CTC Global we value our employees highly and understand that the company's success is the sum of the success of every individual in the organization.

CTC Global is an equal opportunity employer, provides a drug-free workplace, free of discrimination and harassment, and offers a comprehensive benefits package to its full-time employees. Additionally, CTC has proudly taken the Veteran hiring pledge to affirm our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S Armed Forces. For information on a challenging and rewarding position at CTC Global, please contact our HR department directly at: careers@ctcglobal.com or https://www.ctcglobal.com/careers/
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CTC Global proudly works with top-tier manufacturing partners worldwide
ACCC® Conductor is an internationally patented and trademark registered product of CTC Global Corporation. The ACCC Conductor is manufactured in association with 34 qualified and licensed international stranding partners. If you are interested in the ACCC Conductor, please contact CTC Global to make sure your supplier is authorized to produce and deliver ACCC Conductor in your area. Thank You. 
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