How to Improve the Efficiency, Capacity, Reliability and Resilience of the Grid with #ACCCConductor  
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NEWSFLASH: In the last 30 days, 20 ACCC Conductor Installations have been completed and energized on 5 continents. There are currently 39 active ACCC Conductor installations in 15 countries. As of today, start dates for 30 additional ACCC Conductor installations have also been scheduled. 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 www.ctcglobal.com or contact info@ctcglobal.com 
NASEO Annual Meeting 

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) held its 2019 Annual Meeting in Manhattan Beach, California September 15 - 18.   CTC Global sponsored and participated in the annual meeting that was titled: "Building a Clean Energy Economy for Everyone."  

On the afternoon of the 18th, CTC Global sponsored a tour of its composite core production facility in Irvine, California (about 45 minutes from the NASEO meeting facility). Attendees included staff from NASEO as well as from Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency Office (DOE-EE). The DOE-EE contributed funding to the Minnesota Electric Utility Infrastructure (EUI) efficiency policy process.  

That policy, implemented earlier in 2019, directs utilities to include energy efficiency criteria in the design stage when T&D infrastructure investment is being considered, if they wish to get credit for efficiency investment under the Minnesota requirements. Other states are considering a similar T&D energy efficiency policy in order to capture reduced T&D system losses, the associated carbon reduction from reduced fossil fuel consumption, and reduced generation capacity requirements. 


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CTC Global Company Values
A staff memo from our CEO...  

Colleagues:

Our company exists for two important reasons. The first is to expand access to electricity - primarily to underserved people all over the planet. Accomplishing this improves literacy rates, enables better health care and removes key constraints to economic growth. And the second reason is to increase the capacity and reliability of power grids, mostly in developed countries. Doing each of these responsibly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and minimizes disturbances of land and people.

We are off to a great start and want to do much, much more of this. And in order to do so, our company's culture needs to reinforce the need for action and responsible follow-through - our culture needs to be built on values that are relied upon to guide decisions and behavior. And these values need to be stated clearly and accepted broadly by each member of our team.

Over the past few weeks, we have revised the company's values to make them clearer and more useful. And we have renewed our commitment to model these values personally and to be accountable for ensuring that our company's actions demonstrate them as well.  

Our values are:
  • Integrity: we behave in a trustworthy manner in every situation
  • Safety: we maintain a safe workplace and use safe work practices
  • Quality: we meet our commitments and exceed expectations in everything we do
  • Respect: we treat everyone how we expect to be treated
  • Teamwork: we are in this together and no one wins alone
  • Innovation: we create new and better solutions every day
Why are values important?

For each of us as individuals, values guide our actions and reveal what is important to us. The same is true for CTC - its values communicate what the world can expect from it. They guide how CTC treats its customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers. They define what CTC invests in and how it sells and delivers its products and services. CTC's values shape its character.

Why should CTC have values?

CTC needs values because without them, anything goes. And companies that operate that way do not last.  What happens when we do not live up to these values?  C.S. Lewis wrote "Courage is not one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." A similar statement can be made about values - they only count when they are tested. No person and no company passes every test - the healthy response is to own and learn from our individual and collective mistakes and to get better, going forward.    

How can we improve the company's ability to deliver on these values?

If each of us commits to improving and growing every day and to doing so in a transparent, constructive manner, the company will reflect these efforts and will improve its ability to deliver on these values. You can help by joining us in making this commitment and by being accountable for doing so.
230 kV ACCC
® Line Upgrade Completed in Bangladesh


Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB) successfully completed another major ACCC Conductor project in Barisal, Bangladesh. 

Earlier this month, PGCB completed their 230 kV double circuit Patuakhali - Payra transmission line upgrade. PGCB selected 564.4 mm^2 Hawk size ACCC Conductor (double bundled) to double the capacity of this 48+ kilometer transmission line. PGCB used over 575 kilometers of ACCC Conductor manufactured by Sterlite Power using CTC Global's patented ACCC Core. 

The use of ACCC Conductor allowed PGCB to utilize all of the existing lattice structures (134 total) without the need for modification or replacement. Span lengths ranged from 87 to 527 meters. China National Cable Engineering Corporation provided engineering services, while Hanbaek and Islamic Engineering Mullah Traders provided installation services. 

Ningbo Dongfang Machinery provided installation equipment and Dervaux provided ACCC Conductor hardware. Training and field support was provided by CTC Global's Regional Service Manager, Samudi Sampangi and ACCC Master Installers Mr. N. J. Balaji and Mr. Mukesh Kumar Jha.


National Grid Russia (FSK) Installs ACCC Conductor to Serve as Overhead Protective Ground Wire (OPGW)


In an industry first, FSK used the high strength, high capacity and durable attributes of the ACCC Conductor to serve as Overhead Protective Ground Wire on their 500 kV Iriklinskaya - Gazovaya and 220 kV Risaevo - Novotroitskaya transmission lines. The project was completed between August 5th and August 18th in the Orenburg Region near the town of Mednogorsk. FSK selected ACCC Helsinki size conductor to complete the 11.5 kilometer upgrade.
 
FSK chose ACCC Conductor for use as OPGW as they have developed a way to integrate OPGW into their ice load melting system. This was a pilot project, which could potentially be deployed elsewhere on FSK's grid. FSK was very pleased with the ease in which the ACCC Conductor was installed. Lamifil Russia provided the ACCC Conductor and PLP Belos provided ACCC Hardware.
 
To successfully melt ice on the FSK transmission lines, they are heated from 100 to 130 degrees C.


State Grid Shandong Electric Power Company Completes New 500 kV ACCC® Transmission Line in China


Representing the 5th 500 kV ACCC Conductor transmission line completed in China thus far, State Grid Shandong completed their newly constructed Laiyang - Kunyu 500 kV transmission line using approximately 650 kilometers of ACCC Conductor provided by CTC Global's authorized manufacturing partner, Jiangsu NARI HUAISHENG Cable Co. Ltd.  All five 500 kV projects in China used ACCC Core that was produced at CTC Global's joint venture manufacturing facility in Huaian, Jiangsu China.  This project used a quad bundle configuration and has been in service for over three months.


EMTA Produces and Installs ACCC Conductor in Turkey


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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
Please Check Out Our New ACCC Hardware Video

Installing ACCC® Conductor

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

CTC Global is Hiring 

If you're interested in CTC Global Career Opportunities and working with a profitable, growth oriented,entrepreneurial company that is busy redefining its field, look to CTC Global.

We're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products by employing, developing, empowering and retaining the most energetic and talented employees. At CTC Global we value our employees highly and understand that the company's success is the sum of the success of every individual in the organization.

CTC Global is an equal opportunity employer, provides a drug-free workplace, free of discrimination and harassment, and offers a comprehensive benefits package to its full-time employees. For information on a challenging and rewarding position at CTC Global, please check out our numerous job postings on our website at: https://www.ctcglobal.com/careers/
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Manufacturing Today:  Power Companies Reap the Benefits of CTC Global's ACCC Conductor...  READ MORE

Engineering Review: Better Power for All:  The development of cutting-edge ACCC® Conductors by CTC Global incorporates highly evolved aerospace technology and materials science to create a new... READ MORE

T&D India:  With a successful track record in India... READ MORE

Electric Energy: How Carbon Fibers Help Reduce Carbon Emissions... READ MORE
 
Energy Central: Financing The Future - How Bangladesh is utilizing investment from multiple international financial institutions to build one of the world's most efficient and reliable transmission power grids... READ MORE

Utilities Tech Outlook: CTC Global Pioneers of High-Performance Conductors... READ MORE 

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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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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As most of you know, CTC Global has completed well over 500 projects in 46 countries with the help of several authorized conductor and hardware manufacturing partners along with many great installation crews and contractors.
 
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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 www.ctcglobal.com
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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 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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