How to Improve the Efficiency, Capacity, Reliability and Resilience of the Grid with #ACCCconductor  
Quick Update: In the last  90 days, 32  ACCC Conductor Installations have been completed and energized on  5 continents.  There are currently 58 active ACCC Conductor installations in 20 countries.  As of today, start dates for  12  additional ACCC Conductor installations have also been scheduled to start before the end of this year (with additional projects in the queue for next year).  Surprised? Don't be. ACCC Conductor offers the ability to improve the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resilience of the power grid, worldwide . For more information, please visit or contact [email protected]
TenneT Netherlands Selects ACCC
®  AZR ™  Conductor for Reconductor Project in the Netherlands
Several months ago, CTC Global introduced the ACCC AZR
Conductor which uses an aluminum zirconium alloy to augment overall conductor strength and modulus to help fight extreme ice and wind loads. TenneT Netherlands selected ACCC AZR ™ for the new product's initial deployment in Europe.

The Delesto combined heat and power plant and the Eneco bio-energy plant are located in Delfzijl, Netherlands. These power stations are connected to the Delfzijl Weiwerd high-voltage substation and from this high-voltage substation, 110 and 220 kV connections transport and distribute the power, which include the Groningen Hunze high-voltage substation. This connection is important for the energy supply of the city of Groningen, as the region is generating more and more sustainable electricity.
In order to be able to continue to supply and distribute these and other planned new energy sources, TenneT Netherlands is reinforcing the 110 kV connection between Groningen Hunze and Delfzijl Weiwerd.
TenneT faced a particular challenge when upgrading the double circuit line between Groningen and Delfzijl. The total route length of 28.2 km over flat terrain covering 89 towers is subject to high wind and potentially extreme ice loads. TenneT selected ACCC Warsaw size ACCC AZR Conductor manufactured by Midal Cables which satisfied their capacity increase requirements from 760 amps to 1323 amps. An additional 2.1 km spur line tying in the Stadskanal substation also upgraded from 500 amps to 777 amps at the same time.

"This design adds significant capability and cost-effectiveness to CTC Global's proven ULS (Ultra-Low-Sag) core variants already deployed in Northern Europe, particularly for areas where high wind and ice loads can be expected" stated Dr. Eric Bosze, CTC Global's Director of Conductor Materials Research.
Additional details about the TenneT project can be found HERE

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ETESA Completes 2nd 230 kV ACCC® Conductor Installation in Panama

With the support of EPC firm Elecnor Group, ETESA completed the installation of 85.23 circuit kilometers of 714 kcmil Dove size ACCC Conductor to replace forty-six year old 750 kcmil ACAR conductor on their Mata de Nance to Veladero line near David City, Panama. 

The project included a 38 kilometer section of suspension towers with no dead-end structures, requiring a strategic stringing plan provided by CTC Global's Master Installers  Sergio Rojas and Ismael Dones. Replacing the ACAR conductor with ACCC Conductor allowed ETESA to increase line capacity from 230 MVA to 480 MVA. 
ACCC Conductor provided for the project was produced by Viakon. The average span length was 350 meters, but greater in some areas where the conductor traversed river and mountain crossings. Forjasul provided hardware and Tesmec tensioners were used.

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CTC Global Congratulates South Carolina Electric & Gas for Winning the 2019 SEE Transmission Line Category Award

With remarkable growth in and around Charleston, South Carolina, SCE&G completed their SEE Award Winning Cainhoy Transmission upgrade to accommodate load growth and improve grid reliability. In addition to building a new 230 kV substation, SCE&G also upgraded a number of 115 and 230 kV lines using different conductor types - including ACCC Conductor.
The three year project included two major river crossings and several miles of marsh areas where work was performed using barges. SCE&G's technical and operations achievements - delivered on time and on budget - will provide more robust and reliable service to the growing Mount Pleasant and Charleston area.
® Conductor Presented At Leitungsbau Switzerland

The annual Leitungsbau event held at EKZ Dietikon presents the Swiss TSO and DSO community with the opportunity to share experiences on network developments through a series of presentations and associated Q&As. Whilst operating a separate network with its own generation, SBB (the Swiss Railway) also operates a significant network at different voltages and frequencies.
The Swiss population is especially sensitive to any network developments, particularly overhead lines, and EMF emission levels are the lowest in Europe. This, coupled with a public preference to use underground cables wherever possible, presents Swissgrid and the other operators with particular challenges in network expansion.
With overhead line emissions regulated, the size of any overhead conductor is limited and pathways tend to be very tight over undulating territory. It was with this background that, for the 2019 Leitungsbau event, CTC Global was tasked by the organizing committee of Electrosuisse to present an overview of modern conductor technologies, including ACCC® Conductors.
During the presentation, CTC Global used its CCP
(Conductor Comparison Program) software to demonstrate the temperature and current-carrying capacity of various conductor types which would be compliant with the Swiss regulations.
"Our comparisons on capacity increase and sag reduction stimulated considerable interest," stated Peter Hughes, CTC Global's VP for North Europe after the event. "This was the first time composite technologies were presented to the Swiss audience at a national level and modern conductors clearly have a role to play in future network developments."
CTC Global Supports NARUC 

CTC Global sponsored and attended the 2019 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas November 17-20.  

The Annual Meeting and Education Conference convened state and national utility regulators, federal and state policymakers, industry representatives, consumer advocates, informed experts, and other engaged stakeholders. During the four-day conference, general and parallel session panel discussion covered a range of issues across the energy sector. 

CTC Global had several discussions with state Commissioners and other interested participants about the opportunity for a state to reduce electric customer's costs and reduce CO2 emissions by directing electric utilities to include energy efficiency criterion at the project design stage for every transmission or distribution (T&D) capital project.  

This policy action when implemented in the utility T&D process will substantially reduce the T&D system losses over time.  This saves energy and capital costs for the electric customers as well as reducing air and water emissions from fossil-fueled power plants.  
CTC Global Certified to ISO 14001: 2015 Standards

CTC Global has implemented and supports an effective Environmental Management program that ensures consistent dedication to corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability. 

We manage our facilities, processes, and materials in a way that meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and minimizes risk to the environment. We focus on the identification and continuously improving on all environmental aspects of product management taking into consideration the product life cycle from start to finish. Our Irvine, California and Indonesian facilities are both certified to ISO 14001:2015 standards and our Chinese facility is in the process, as local standards have recently changed. 

Radio Interview with J.D. Sitton, CEO of CTC Global

Learn more about CTC Global, why the ACCC Conductor has been selected for over 700 projects by over 250 Utilities and how the advantages we offer are helping improve the quality of life for millions of people, worldwide. This is a 45 minute interview, but delivers several very impactful messages by a great company leader.

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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, and is accessible at: 
LINK  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.

All data required for calculations is entered on one page. Representative ACCC® Conductors are automatically selected based on the "base" conductor selected. Some fields are automatically entered based on earlier entries or saved user preferences. For example, latitude is entered from a web app based on the project location, and currency conversion is provided using real-time web app information. The user can edit most input data, including default and automatically selected data. Registered users can save multiple projects, recall them, modify them and save them as new projects or overwrite the existing projects.

CCP comparison output is displayed on a separate page. Frequently changed input used for sensitivity analysis is conveniently provided on that same page to minimize toggling between pages. Registered users can export reports that break out sections of the output to PDF and Excel files.

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 [email protected]
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Installing ACCC® Conductor

Installing ACCC® Conductor (video produced in collaboration with Lamifil)

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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

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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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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.
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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
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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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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
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Clarification of CTC Global's Registered Trademark of ACCC ® Conductor

ACCC® is a registered trademark of CTC Global Corporation in the US and throughout much of the world. It is important that the following rules are adhered to:
  • ACCC is an adjective that describes the noun which follows. Do not use it as a noun or by itself. 
  • ACCC is NOT and acronym. DO NOT write Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) or vice versa. 
  • On anything that can stand alone, use the ® in superscript following the ACCC the first 2 times it appears. i.e. ACCC® Core, ACCC® Conductor, then ACCC Accessories, ACCC Trademark etc.
  • ALWAYS CAPITALIZE ACCC and the noun that follows. i.e. ACCC Conductor 
  • Only conductors manufactured in accordance with CTC's specifications and technical requirements, under license from CTC utilizing ACCC Core may be referred to as ACCC Conductor.
For reference and further detail please review the ACCC® Trademark Policy


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 more than two dozen 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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