How to Improve the Efficiency, Capacity and Reliability of the Grid with ACCC Conductor  

CTC Global's Jim Clyde Shares the ACCC Efficiency Message at The Road from Paris to Transformation Conference in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, Jim Clyde, CTC Global's Vice President of Business Development for the Americas participated in the highly anticipated panel discussion sponsored by Dentons and the World Resources Institute "The Road from Paris to Transformation - Insights on climate change finance from public to private institutions."
Jim offered substantial insight to his fellow panelists as to how high performance ACCC transmission conductors can improve efficiency and help utilities and investors reach CO2 reduction and energy efficiency objectives. This message supports the growing realization that improving energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective methods for reducing the carbon intensity of the global economy.   
The panel discussion focused on ways climate finance can be used to catalyze the necessary transformational change to address the urgent challenge of climate change.
Representatives from the Green Climate Fund, Deutsche Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and many other representatives from other associations, institutions and agencies were in attendance.
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Sterlite Completes it 18th ACCC Installation in India

In last 12 months, Sterlite has installed over 250 circuit kilometers of ACCC for utilities in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Goa, Delhi, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. An additional 260 circuit km of lines are in the process of being upgraded with ACCC conductor across a number of Indian states.
The most recent projects completed include the WBSETCL 132 kV D/C Durgapur to Ukhra Line; the WBSETCL 132 kV D/C Berhampore to Gokarna Line; the GED 110 kV D/C Tivim to Ponda Line; and the GED 110 kV Palsarem to Kadamba line.
Though each project had its own unique challenges, a few notable highlights include: The Durgapur - Ukhra line was completed in a record 54 days in spite of several challenges that included a 400kV line crossing and an outage window of only 3 hours per day for nearly three weeks; The Berhampore - Gokarna line was also completed amidst various challenges which included a 787 meter (~2,600 ft) span over the Ganga river; Additionally, two Goa Electricity Department lines were upgraded with ACCC in very difficult and essentially inaccessible terrain conditions that ranged from steep and rugged mountain terrain to backwater swamps waters infested with crocodiles.
To accommodate these challenges, Sterlite deployed helicopters to ferry equipment and linesmen to various locations. This landmark project improved circuit reliability to 99.5%.

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Smart Grid News Selects CTC Global as a Winner in the Annual Smart Grid Companies to Watch for 2016

CTC Global is one of 15 companies selected by Smart Grid News as a company to watch for 2016. "This year's selections are an interesting mix of security, energy storage, data analytics, the Internet of Things, and even a utility. Regardless of their differences, all share commonality from a strong spirit of innovation to an unwavering commitment to positively impacting the energy industry of the future."

CTC Global is honored and proud to be included among such a dedicated group of people and businesses and wishes all winners and participants great success.

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ACSS vs ACCC Conductor
Why Over 150 Utilities in 40 Countries Have Selected ACCC
  • High Capacity / Low Sag
  • High Strength / Fatigue Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Excellent Self Damping
  • Very Tough & Flexible
  • Extensively Lab & Field Tested
  • Excellent for N-1 Conditions
  • Reduce Line Losses by 25-40% 
  • Reduces GHG Emissions
  • Frees-up Generation Capacity that is Otherwise Wasted
  • Over 400 Projects Completed Worldwide


The ACCC Conductor's added aluminum content (without a weight or diameter penalty) allows it to run cooler under any load condition which translates into reduced line losses. Reduced line losses can save fuel, emissions and generation capacity.  

Overview of ACCC Conductor Benefits 
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Overview of High Performance ACCC Conductor Benefits
 FYI: The count has grown to over 35,000 km at 400 projects
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CTC Global's Production Facility in Irvine, California 

If you are in the area and interested in visiting CTC Global's factory in person, please let us know.  We are always pleased to host visitors. Call +1 (949) 428-8500  or e-mail


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Overview of ACCC Conductor Training, Installation and Operating Experience

With over 400 projects completed we have learned a lot. Our job is not only to help you learn the attributes of ACCC, its also to help keep your crews safe during installation. In an effort to share our knowledge base we have created a number of useful documents and training videos. To download a copy of "Overview of ACCC Conductor Training, Installation and Operating Experience"   CLICK HERE

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 HERE 
If you would like to receive a hard copy please CLICK HERE

Free Engineering Software

CTC Global created CCP 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. If you'd like to watch a short training video CLICK HERE


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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