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CTC Global to Speak at the National Electric Transmission Infrastructure Summit in Washington, D.C.

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and several major Utilities, are sponsoring the 1st annual National Electric Transmission Infrastructure Summit in Washington, D.C., February 9 - 10 to discuss the need to build out, modernize and integrate America's high-voltage transmission infrastructure.

Expect a very lively discussion with several industry experts who will be sharing their thoughts about policies, investment, grid expansion, economic growth and much more in the early days of the new administration.

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CTC Global Performs Certification Testing for Key Utilities in its Irvine Facility

In addition to its Mechanical, Chemical, Accelerated Aging and QC labs, CTC Global has also added a 12  meter long load frame where full conductors and associated hardware can be tested and monitored. Earlier this month CTC Global hosted several visitors to witness testing on the certified load frame to confirm conductor and hardware performance.
CTC Global's ACCC® Conductor Becomes the First Conductor in History to Receive 3rd Party Certification for Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emission Reductions

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.
Tobias Schultz, Manager of Corporate Sustainability Services at SCS stated: "SCS Global's Certification of ACCC conductor creates significant new opportunities for corporate and governmental entities seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for regulatory or voluntary purposes. Certification allows transmission owning electric utilities and developers to evaluate and quantify CO 2 emission reductions associated with using ACCC conductor in place of less efficient ASCR conductor, and to explore pathways for monetizing those reductions or using them to meet regulatory obligations."
SCS is a trusted and neutral global leader with more than three decades of experience in third-party environmental, sustainability and certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS also certified  Conductor Comparison Program tool as a valid way to estimate reductions in line losses and associated CO2 emissions achieved by installing ACCC conductor in lieu of traditional ACSR conductor. Both SCS certifications were conducted in accordance with ISO 14044:2006 standard for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a methodology used for evaluating the environmental performance of various products.

SCS Global's Certification Assessment of the ACCC conductor considered a range of conductor sizes, line lengths and voltages representing a number of project types in countries such as the U.S., Indonesia, Germany, India and Chile that have varied grid mixes and associated emission factors.

CTC Global Submits Comments to the California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission in association with other state agencies and stakeholders is working to find solutions to help the state access more renewable sources of energy. CTC Global continues to support their efforts and submitted additional comments earlier this month. To review CTC Global's submission, please CLICK HERE

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CTC Global's Field Service Team Meets in California for their Annual Summit

CTC Global's Field Service Team met earlier this month at the Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, California to review best practices, discuss lessons learned, update Master Installer training programs and plan for a super busy new year.
EPRI Successfully Completes 1,500 Thermo-Mechanical Cycle Test of ACCC Conductor and Hardware

Earlier this month EPRI completed their 1,500 thermo-mechanical cycle test of CTC Global's ACCC conductor along with Burndy and AFL dead-ends and splices. The test protocol, designed to represent 30+ years of service, was completed successfully at 180 degrees C. Each cycle lasted for approximately 5 hours.

In collaboration with CTC Global, EPRI was able to utilize improved controls to complete the test successfully. T he physical condition of the conductor and connectors did not change significantly from when they were initially installed in EPRI's test fixture. There was no loosening of the aluminum strands, nor was there any slippage of the conductor in the connectors during the months of testing.

Upon completion of the 1,500 cycles the connectors and conductor were shipped back to CTC Global where each component was subsequently pulled to failure on CTC Global's load frame while witnessed by EPRI staff. All of the conductor, splices and dead-ends pulled to over 100% of their 41,000 pound rated strength. 
To request a copy of the test report, please send an email to:

CTC Global is Hiring

If you're interested in 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 visit our website where all of our jobs are posted and you can easily apply on line.

Links to Recent Articles
  • T&D World: Energized Rebuild (AEP shares their story)
  • Electric Energy T&D: Shedding Light on the Importance of Transmission Line Efficiency, Capacity and Reliability
  • EEI: AEP Wins Edison Award (240 circuit miles of ACSR replaced by ACCC while the 345 kV line remained energized)
  • Energize: High Performance Conductors Improve Grid Capacity, Reliability
  • Smart Grid News: CTC Global Selected as a Winner in the Annual Smart Grid Companies to Watch for 2016 Competition
  • Electric Energy T&D: How Utilities Can Protect The Grid From Outages Due to Extreme Weather Events
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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 nearly 475 projects in 40 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
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: CTC Global Software


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 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. 
CTC Global Corporation 2026 McGaw Avenue, Irvine, California USA 92614
Telephone: +1 949 428 8500  

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