ACCC Lapwing Conductor Increases Capacity
of Double Circuit 230 kV Transmission Line in Louisiana
Entergy Completes 5th ACCC Installation
With the support of a local contractor, T&D Solutions, Entergy completed its 5th ACCC conductor installation in Gonzales, Louisiana. A single 1949 kcmil (987.5 mm^2) 1.5 inch (38.2mm) diameter (four layer) ACCC conductor was selected to increase the capacity and improve clearances of a double-bundle double-circuit 230 kV line adjacent to a substation.
Prior to the project's start, CTC Global's Field Supervisor, Bill Percy, reviewed installation procedures with several T&D Solutions personnel. Once the outage was scheduled, Bill returned to the project site to assist. After a short weather break, CTC Global's Ismael "I-Man" Dones took over for Bill and assisted the crew in pulling the conductor over a long-span highway and railroad crossing. Due to the size of the conductor a 72 inch (183 cm) bull-wheel tensioner was used. Though heavy rains, sleet, snow and high winds caused minor delays, the project went smoothly.
For more information about the ACCC conductor, please visit CTC Global's website at: www.ctcglobal.com