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ACCC Conductor Circles the Globe to Deliver You 'Best Wishes For a Very Happy New Year'

To date, CTC Global has received orders for more than 42,000 kilometers of ACCC conductor for nearly 475 projects in more than 40 countries. (The circumference of the earth is 40,075 kilometers.)
 
CTC Global is proud and pleased to share this milestone.

As we begin the new year we'd like to thank all of our loyal customers, manufacturing partners and friends for all of your support and we wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Celebrate Safely!
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Passes EL-1 Resolution Supporting Advanced Electric Transmission Technology

WHEREAS, A secure, reliable, and resilient power grid integrating generation resources serves as a foundation of a growing economy and is critical to our national security; and
 
WHEREAS, Regulators, policymakers, and consumers expect generating resources and the grid to perform extremely reliably; and
 
WHEREAS, A significant portion of the nation's transmission facilities are aged and will require a replacement strategy; and
 
WHEREAS, Environmental regulations, State renewable energy portfolio standards, State and federal tax policies, other economic factors, and technology developments are causing some electric generation resources to retire, while replacement generation, some of it fueled by intermittent resources, is being sited at other locations on the electric grid; and
 
WHEREAS, New innovative cost-effective transmission technologies (including, but not limited to, high-capacity/high-efficiency conductors, compact transmission towers, and variable frequency transformers) are commercially available that can increase grid capacity, improve energy transfers, promote greater stability and resiliency, make more efficient use of rights-of-way, reduce transmission line losses, and help to streamline siting and construction activities; and
 
WHEREAS, New and advanced replacement transmission facilities can be designed to enable a wide variety of new generating resources and can address technical, environmental, and aesthetic issues that might impede or limit the development and operation of these resources; and
 
WHEREAS, Crowded utility corridors often allow little room for expansion; and
 
WHEREAS, Some States have established policies that encourage the use of advanced transmission line technologies; now, therefore be it
 
RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), convened at its 2016 Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C., encourages utility efforts to: 1) investigate and consider new advanced transmission technologies when replacing aged transmission infrastructure; 2) evaluate new transmission technologies to determine whether they can cost-effectively ensure the continued reliable delivery of electricity while providing greater capacity and enhanced efficiency; 3) consult with the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories to understand advancing transmission technologies; and 4) consider the ability of these technologies to reduce environmental and visual impacts to communities; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, That NARUC encourages Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators and other planning authorities to support and consider cost-effective advanced electric transmission infrastructure options that can increase grid capacity, reduce transmission line losses, improve energy transfers, make efficient use of rights-of-way, improve energy efficiency, and help to streamline siting and construction activities in their planning, evaluation and oversight of transmission grid development; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, That NARUC encourages State public service commissions to include in their oversight of transmission facilities the consideration of cost-effective use of advanced electric transmission technologies in support of the continued provision of affordable, reliable electricity to consumers.
  
For More information visit www.naruc.org Document LINK

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's Matt Hutchison Congratulates AEP's Lisa Barton for Winning the EEI Edison Award for AEP's Energized 345 kV ACCC Reconductor Project in Texas

As many of you already know, AEP, with the support of Quanta Energized Services received the EEI Edison Award for their outstanding project earlier this year.
  
During a recent visit, CTC Global's Matt Hutchison had a chance to visit with Lisa Barton at AEP's impressive new transmission headquarters in New Albany, Ohio.

For more information about the project CLICK HERE or read about it in the T&D magazine article posted below.

You can also watch a brief video about the project HERE

CTC New Edison Electric Institute Report has been published: 'Transmission Projects at a glance'

The tenth annual publication of EEI's Transmission Projects: At A Glance report showcases a cross-section of major transmission projects that EEI members completed in 2015 or have planned for the next four years, and highlights EEI members' continuing focus on making needed transmission investments.
In looking at more than 150 transmission projects, the 2016 report finds that EEI members plan to invest at least $41 billion in transmission through 2019. These investments supply an array of benefits, including providing reliable electricity service to customers, relieving congestion, facilitating wholesale market competition, supporting a diverse and changing energy mix and mitigating damage and limiting customer outages during adverse conditions.

A brief profile of each participating EEI member company is included, along with the representative projects provided. Information for each project submitted includes a project map, brief description, intended benefits, current status, potential partners, and estimated cost. Click HERE

CTC Global's Employees Share Holiday Cheer by Supporting the TOGETHER WE RISE foundation

In an effort to support Kids in Foster Care, CTC Global's staff created well over a hundred gift packages for kids going through tough times. The packages included stuffed animals, magazines, coloring and writing kits, blankets, personal items and other things to provide a little comfort when the kids need it most. Funds were donated by CTC staff members and the company matched the employee's contribution. 'Together We Rise' is a national charity, with donations supporting local communities where the funds are received.



For more information, please visit www.togetherwerise.org
CTC Global adds Hardware Suppliers and Part Number Database to Company Website

The database allows you to click on any region and identify all of the local suppliers of hardware used with ACCC conductor. Click on: ACCC Hardware Link
 


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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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. 
 
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Telephone: +1 949 428 8500  
 

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