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ACCC ® Conductor News - June 2020
100,000 + Kilometers of ACCC ® Conductor Installed at over 800 Projects in 52 countries
Quick Update: There are currently  30 active ACCC Conductor installations underway and start dates for  25  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.
FERC Incentive Policy Update
 
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on March 19 th , proposed to revise its electric transmission incentive policy to stimulate the development of transmission infrastructure needed to support the nation’s evolving generation resource mix, technological innovation and shifts in load patterns. The Proposed Rulemaking shifts the focus in granting transmission incentives from an approach based on the risks and challenges faced by a project to an approach based on the benefits to consumers.
Among the proposed reforms, one was particularly important to CTC Global's Utility customers in the US: Offer a 100-basis-point incentive for transmission technologies that enhance reliability, efficiency and capacity as well as improve the operation of new or existing transmission facilities. While this description for transmission technologies that would be eligible for the incentive aligns very closely for our own description of what the ACCC Conductor provides, all conductors along with several other traditional transmission technology categories were “generally” excluded. Needless to say, our comments to FERC highlight the error of overly restricting the range of technologies eligible for the incentive and offer two specific recommendations:

The Commission should include high-performance transmission conductors that enhance reliability, efficiency, capacity, and improve the operation of new or existing transmission facilities as “eligible transmission technologies” for purposes of Incentives for Transmission Technology treatment; and, t he Commission should advise transmission planners that when evaluating a transmission project’s benefit-cost ratio for incentive qualifications they should consider additional benefits beyond capacity and reliability, notably:
improvements in transmission system efficiency that result in reduced transmission line losses, reduced air and water emissions from reduced generation requirements, and reduced generation capacity required to reliably serve electric load.

If FERC agrees that a broader view of eligible transmission technologies for this special advanced technology incentive is warranted, including eligibility for projects using ACCC Conductor, then more customers may get the benefit of transmission projects using ACCC Conductor that increase reliability, capacity, and efficiency resulting in cleaner air and water, and lower electricity costs.

CTC Global filed its comments to the FERC Transmission Incentive Rulemaking (FERC RM20-10) on June 29 th . We expect to hear back from FERC in a proposed Rule sometime late Q3 or Q4 of this year.
State Grid Completes New 500 kV Project in Hebei Province, China using ACCC ® Conductor

CTC Global is proud to report that its JV partner, Jiangsu NARI CTC Composite Material Co, Ltd, in China supplied 500 km of ACCC Conductor for the new 1,000 kilometer Chengde-Yangle double circuit (4 bundle) 500 kV transmission line in the Hebei province of China. Spans between the new lattice structures ranged from 350 to 450 meters as the line traversed a mountain range which crossed over the Great Wall.
About Jiangsu NARI CTC Composite Material Co, Ltd:
 
Established in 2014 to help meet China’s increasing electricity needs with state-of-the-art ACCC ® Conductor, CTC Global partnered with the NARI Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s largest electric utility company. Jiangsu NARI CTC Composite Material Co, Ltd, begin commercial operations in early 2014 to produce high-capacity, energy-efficient, and highly-proven ACCC Conductor Core in China, exclusively for the Chinese market.

Jiangsu NARI CTC Composite Material Co, Ltd produces ACCC Conductor core using CTC Global’s internally built pultrusion machines and specialized tooling. CTC Global manages the JV to ensure the highest quality, while supplying all of its proprietary raw materials and expertise. The ISO 9001-2015 certified JV produces core exclusively for the Chinese market.
CTC Global Coronavirus Update
 
Since late February, CTC Global has been working to adapt our domestic and international operations to the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our objective from the beginning has been to keep team members safe while maintaining the ability to respond to customer needs. 

We are pleased to report that all product shipments were met during the global lock down and that our offices will be reopening with full functionality on July 1 st .

Our new ACCC InfoCore™ System launched successfully with a strong reception by the industry, at the height of the lock down and we booked many orders which are slated for delivery later this year and into 2021. Our Field Service Department has also implemented virtual training and field support, and all of our active ACCC Installations remain underway. Additionally, our Engineering and Business Development Teams continue to support customers in the design phase via teleconferencing and webinars.

Please let us know how we can help you, and please stay well.
Remote Witnessing of ACCC ® Testing

If you’ve had a chance to view our Factory Tour Video , you may recall that our CEO, Mr. J.D. Sitton mentioned that our doors are always open and we typically host several utility customers in our factory every week to witness various tests. Due to Covid travel restrictions, we are now supporting our customers using various online methods so they can witness live factory testing, remotely.
ACCC Conductor is currently reducing CO 2 emissions by over 2.6 million metric tons per 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.
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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 750 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.
 
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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  
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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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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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