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Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Completes 1st
ACCC®  Conductor Installation in East London, South Africa

With the support of Eyabantu Consulting Engineers and Contractor Siyavuya Power Projects, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality completed their 11 kilometer ACCC®
Conductor line upgrade on August 4th. 

Using 350 kcmil Zadar size ACCC Conductor, supplied by Midal, to replace the existing ACSR Chickadee conductor allowed BCMM to double the capacity of their existing 132 kV circuit to serve the rural community of East London, South Africa. 

The challenging project traversed hilly terrain where existing lattice structures were reused without modification. Hardware for the project was supplied by Preformed Line Products. CTC Global's Master Installer, Wynand De Lange provided training for approximately 40 linemen who did an outstanding job during the eight-week project time frame. 

A special thanks go to SPP's team supervisors Morne & Uzzi for their outstanding leadership and professionalism. 

East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean Coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, which hosts the country's only river port


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PLN Completes 150 kV Line Upgrade with ACCC ® Conductor 

Earlier this month PLN UPT Tanjung Karang completed the reconductoring of their 150 kV double circuit Kotabumi-Adijaya-Tegineneng transmission line in Sumatera, Indonesia. PLN selected Lisbon size ACCC Conductor to replace Hawk size ACSR conductor which allowed them to double line capacity to serve growing demand. The 65.8 kilometer line used existing lattice structures without modifications or reinforcement.
 
PLN selected contractor PT. Sangkan Jaya for the project who used TEMA tensioners and pulling equipment and TESMEC grips and other equipment. ACCC Conductor hardware was supplied by Dervaux. The project was supported by ACCC Master Installer Mr. Angga, from Dinamika.
CTC Global Joins Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and its Members in Submitting Joint Comments to FERC

In an effort to help FERC develop policies to support the development of a modern electric power grid, CTC Global and the members of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid ( ACEG) recently submitted joint comments to FERC, encouraging them to: "Adopt policies to encourage implementation of low-cost, high-benefit new transmission technologies and other methods to improve the operational efficiency the existing transmission system; Expand the integrated transmission grid to access and deliver low-cost energy resources; and (support) Independent operation of the transmission system."

The submission describes how grid investment and modernization will improve the capacity, efficiency, reliability and resilience of the grid along with several additional economic and environmental benefits. The members of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, in their joint submission, encouraged FERC to develop new policies and incentives that would also reduce consumer costs; help meet significant emission reduction targets; and improve access to clean renewable generation resources. In particular, the submission encouraged FERC to consider how Advanced Transmission Technologies (such as the use of high-performance ACCC Conductor) can be leveraged to achieve these objectives.

In ACEG's press release, John Jimison, Executive Director stated: "It is rare to see this breadth of support for grid expansion and modernization from organizations representing multi-state utilities that develop, own, and operate transmission, transmission equipment manufacturers, renewable energy companies, advanced energy technology developers, conservative and environmental non-profit public interest organizations, and major energy-consuming companies." Mr. Jimison's statement, in many ways, underscores the significance of the joint FERC submission.

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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 ccphelp@ctcglobal.com
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Installing ACCC® Conductor

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

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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

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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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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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