ACCC Conductor News  CTC Global - March 2015


  OPTCL Completes Two Projects in India


With the support of APAR Industries Ltd and CTC Global, Orissa Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL), completed the installation of over 100 kilometers of 273.6 mm^2 (540 kcmil) Casablanca size ACCC conductor on their single circuit 132 KV Chandaka-Ranasinghpur line and their double circuit 132KV Chandaka-Mancheswar line, both of which are located in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.


OPTCL, a state owned power transmission utility in eastern India, selected ACCC Casablanca to replace ACSR Panther size conductor to increase capacity on two existing 132 kV transmission lines while maintaining low losses and safe ground clearances. Challenges faced during the project's installation included working through highly populated areas which included hospitals, colleges and other commercial and residential areas, as well as an elephant reserve forest which required very long continuous pulls. ACCC was also selected for its toughness and durability because of Bhubaneswar's high degree of susceptibility to high winds, cyclones and monsoons due to the area's low elevation above sea level and proximity to the eastern coastal plains. While the pace of the installation was hindered to some degree by sporadic outages due to high demand conditions and weather constraints, the project was successfully completed with a very dedicated and thorough workforce.


While the combined project was OPTCL's first ACCC installation, it represents the largest deployment of ACCC conductor in India to date and India's 10th (and 11th) successful ACCC installations, with several others in the works. Stay tuned for further updates.


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Real Power vs Reactive Power
Sometimes its good to get back to basics. For a great review of real power vs reactive power; the effect of reactive power on system voltages; resistance, inductance, capacitance and other related subject matter please download a free copy of "Conductor Performance" a white paper published by Power Engineers for CTC Global. You will be asked to provide your contact information so we can alert you to any updates, but once you're logged in you can download any other documents you might find interesting without being asked again. It a very informative paper and is especially interesting as it compares and contrasts the differences and similarities of several conductor types.
CTC Global Names Anne McDowell Vice President Commercial Operations

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CTC Global announced that it has named Anne McDowell to the newly created position of Vice President, Commercial Operations. In her new role, Ms. McDowell will lead the marketing, applications engineering and sales support functions. In addition, she will manage and develop relationships with key industry partners as part of her continuing role on CTC's executive management team.


"We are positioning CTC Global for its next stage of growth and I am confident that Anne's leadership, commitment and international perspective will help to ensure the company's success in the years ahead."J.D. Sitton, CTC Global's Chief Executive Officer said "Anne has played a key role in driving the industry's adoption of ACCC as a high value solution for challenging electric transmission problems. She has also contributed to the expansion of CTC Global's commercial footprint into key markets around the world." He added "We are positioning CTC Global for its next stage of growth and I am confident that Anne's leadership, commitment and international perspective will help to ensure the company's success in the years ahead."


Since joining CTC Global in 2006, Ms. McDowell has served in a number of commercial and administrative roles. Most recently, Ms. McDowell was Director of Global Business Services. Prior to joining CTC Global, Ms. McDowell co-founded and operated an import/export business and served as the Executive Director for the American Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong, China. Anne is a University of Southern California graduate, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.

Free Design Software
CTC Global created CCP to help system planners and engineers compare the ampacity, line losses, thermal and ice load sag, and economic aspects of nearly any conductor type and size, so the numerous advantages of the ACCC® conductor can be fully realized. The user simply selects the conductor types and sizes from drop down menus and enters the appropriate values & assumptions highlighted in the yellow boxes. The program is fully functional and uses standard industry formulas (such as IEEE 738-2006). Outputs are readily comparable to Sag10®, PLS CADD™ and other similar programs.


Why Over 100 International Utilities Have Selected ACCC

  • High Capacity
  • Low Sag
  • High Strength
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Excellent Self Damping
  • Easy to Install
  • Great for Long Spans
  • Very Tough
  • Extensively Proven
  • Excellent for N-1 Conditions
  • Lower Line Losses


The ACCC Conductor's added aluminum content (without a weight or diameter penalty) allows it to run cooler under any load condition which translates into reduced line losses. Reduced line losses can save fuel, emissions and generation capacity.


The Bottom Line:

In more than 300 cases, the ACCC conductor has provided more than 100 utilities the best economic solution for their specific project needs. 


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