How to Improve the Efficiency, Capacity, Reliability and Resilience of the Grid with ACCC® Conductor  
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Resilience Matters:
 
ACCC Conductor Withstands Another Direct Hit

Earlier this month a Drake size ACCC conductor installed by NV Energy nine years ago on a 120 kV line near Reno, Nevada survived a windstorm that snapped a wood H-Frame structure dropping the upper assembly and ACCC conductor to the ground. The next day the structure was replaced and the ACCC conductor was quickly put back into service without the need to repair or replace it.
 
This is not the first time Mother Nature and NV Energy have put the ACCC conductor to the test. In 2010 on another ACCC project, a smaller size Linnet size ACCC conductor was undamaged after withstanding 100 mph+ winds that uprooted poles. In 2012 sections of the same line were burned down due to a brush fire. The H-Frames were replaced and the undamaged ACCC conductor was lifted back into place.
 
The takeaway here is that things do happen, but the ability to quickly restore power after an event is extremely important.
 
These are just a few examples of how the use of ACCC conductor can improve not only the efficiency, capacity and reliability of the grid, it can also serve to improve grid resilience.
 
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SA Power Networks Completes First ACCC® Conductor Installation in Australia

Over the last few weeks, SA Power Networks completed the first ACCC conductor installation in Australia in Adelaide. Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia, home to more than 75 percent of the South Australian population.

With the support of Ten Group Australia, and CTC Global's Master Installer, Bill Percy, SAPN installed 623 kcmil (315.5 mm^2) Lisbon size ACCC conductor on their Morphette Vale East to Onkapringa 66 kV line. This was a reconductor project.

Powercom grips, Hubbell pulling socks, Berland reel stands and Tesmec tensioners were used with no issues. Taihan provided the ACCC conductor.

Bill Percy was very impressed with SAPN's crew, supervisors and equipment and looks forward to returning in the near future to support additional projects.
High Capacity ACCC Conductor Now Utilized in 50+ Countries

With growing demand for affordable, energy-efficient and reliable electric energy, more and more utilities are leveraging the outstanding attributes of the high-performance ACCC conductor.
 
Initially developed to increase the capacity of existing transmission and sub-transmission lines without the need to modify or replace existing structures, the ACCC conductor is being chosen and widely deployed - even on new lines - because of its excellent resistance to harsh environments and outstanding (and independently certified) energy efficiency.
 
Improved efficiency not only reduces operating costs, fuel consumption and associated emissions, it also frees-up generation capacity that is otherwise wasted. To learn more, please visit our website: www.ctcglobal.com
 
We will share more information about ongoing projects in upcoming Newsletters that will be covering projects in California, Nevada, Texas and Florida, as well as in the UK, Qatar, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Indonesia and many other States in the U.S. and Countries, worldwide.
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T&D World: Belgium pioneers the use of high-temperature, low-sag conductors to increase transmission system load transfer: Elia owns the transmission system in Belgium as well as 94% (ownership and user rights) of the high-voltage distribution network. The 150-kV to 380-kV transmission system is a key link between the electricity markets in northern and southern Europe... READ MORE

T&D India: CTC Global is highly committed to serve India: US-based CTC Global Corporation has developed and owns the rights to the highly efficient ACCC conductor technology. CTC caters to the Indian market with strategic tie-ups with Sterlite Power and Apar. CTC Global is expanding its footprint in India with projects from both government and private entities. We have Dave Bryant and Hitesh Mundhada jointly speaking on CTC Global's journey in India on the road ahead. An interview by Venugopal Pillai. READ MORE

Global Renewable News: How to Improve the Economic Viability of Renewable Resources: Leveraging modern conductors can improve the economic viability of renewable resources projects and enable the power grid to handle added electrical current. Renewable energy resources are often located miles away from local demand centers. Wind farms, for instance, are generally found far from city limits, located on windy mountaintops or rural, prairie lands. READ MORE

Wire & Cable India: More Power to India's T&D Structure through Pioneering ACCC Conductors: The development of cutting-edge ACCC® conductors by CTC Global incorporated highly evolved aerospace technology and materials science to create a new higher-strength, lighter-weight core that could incorporate additional conductive aluminum without a weight or diameter penalty, and be utilized to reduce thermal sag, increase spans between fewer structures, carry more current, reduce line losses and improve grid reliability. READ MORE

T&D India: The SCS certification can drive better adoption of ACCC conductors: SCS has assessed that ACCC conductors developed by CTC Global can reduce CO2 emissions by 27-31 per cent vis-à-vis ACSR conductors. Tell us more about how the underlying tests were performed. How long did the entire... READ MORE

Power Networks: Composite conductor cuts transmission connection time: Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has utilised an innovative composite conductor to cut the grid connection time for Beinneun wind farm by two months. READ MORE

Electric Energy T&D: Envisioning the 21st Century Grid: How will renewable energies shape the future of the worlds electrical grid? READ MORE

T&D World: Energized Rebuild: The energized reconductor project in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) that finished in November 2015 is a landmark achievement for American Electric Power (AEP) and the utility industry. By capitalizing on innovative technologies from across the industry, AEP solved an immediate need to provide reliable electricity to its customers in the LRGV and simultaneously addressed future load growth. READ MORE  

Electric Energy T&D: Shedding Light on the Importance of Transmission Line Efficiency, Capacity and Reliability: Following the Western Energy Crisis of 2000 and the Major East Coast Blackout of 2003, a group of engineers from California got together to design a new type of bare overhead conductor that could carry twice the current of conventional without exhibiting excessive conductor sag. READ MORE

The Times of India: Staggered power supply may soon be a thing of the past: The Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL) has planned for high ampacity power supply around Nashik city connecting seven of its 132 kV power stations to deliver quality power to the citizens: READ MORE

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ACCC® Conductor Receives 3rd Party Certification for Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emission Reduction Credits 

CTC Global ACCC conductor is the first electric transmission conductor in history to earn SCS certification for CO2 emission reductions resulting from improved energy efficiency. 
 
SCS Global Services (SCS) verified that ACCC conductor reduces CO2 emissions associated with transmission line losses by 27 to 31 percent under certain design conditions compared to conventional steel reinforced ACSR conductors, the 100-year old technology currently used in most electric transmission and distribution power lines.
 
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Looking for ACCC 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.
 
Please check it out: CLICK HERE

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.

 

 

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
Free Engineering Software

CTC Global created CCP software 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.
 
To request a free copy click here:  CTC Global Software
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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 more than 20 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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