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

CTC GLOBAL
ACCC Conductor Reduces CO2 Emissions by an Estimated 12.2 Million Metric Tons Per Year

With over 32,000 km of ACCC now in service in voltages ranging from 12.5 kV to over 500 kV and conductor sizes ranging from 300 kcmils (150 mm^2) to 2,700 kcmils (1,390 mm^2) CTC Global estimates that line loss reductions compared to ACSR conductors of equivalent diameter and weight save over 12.2 million metric tons of CO2 per year. This is the equivalent of removing 2.6 million cars from the highway. 
 
The analysis is based on ACCC Drake vs ACSR Drake (average conductor size) with a load factor of 39%. This also assumes the US average CO2 emission - based on all combined sources of generation - of 1.372 pounds of CO2 per kWh (0.622 kg/kWh). The average car in the US emits 4.75 metric tons per year. 
 
To find out more about how ACCC technology can help you improve the efficiency of your project and minimize your company's carbon footprint, please scroll down to the 'Free Engineering Software' section or CLICK HERE to request a free copy of CCP software. The program will allow you to enter your specific project data and see for yourself.
 
Remember, "its cheaper to save a Nega-Watt than it is to produce a Mega-Watt."
 
For more information visit www.ctcglobal.com

CTC Global names Jim Clyde Vice President of Business Development for the Americas

Jim Clyde is an energy industry veteran with over 25 years of successful commercialization, sales and business development experience. Prior to joining CTC Global, Mr. Clyde was co-founder and principal of Profera International, a business development firm serving start-up and growth stage companies in a number of industries, domestically and internationally. He has driven successful product and service launches and scale-ups in the renewable energy, power, mining and automotive industries.

"I am pleased to welcome Jim Clyde to the CTC Global team. Jim has an impressive track record of working closely with commercial partners and customers to identify new opportunities and to grow markets" said J.D. Sitton, CTC Global's Chief Executive Officer. "Jim's global perspective, experience, and commercial focus will serve our customers well."

In this new role, Mr. Clyde is responsible for business development and sales activities in North, Central and South America.
Welcome to CTC Global's Manufacturing Center 
 
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Please take a quick tour of CTC Global's Production Facility

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 info@ctcglobal.com
How ACCC Conductors are improving the Electric Power Grid ...and why it matters
 
Wires that carry electric energy to our homes and businesses are often overworked and overloaded. As demand for electricity goes up, the wires heat up and sag. Because excessive sag can lead to power outages, the ACCC conductor developed by CTC Global Corporation in Irvine, California is being put to wide use worldwide.

"Aluminum Conductor Composite Core" (ACCC) uses a high-strength carbon fiber core that doesn't stretch when heated - which prevents thermal sag. Because the composite core is 70 percent lighter than a conventional steel core, it is also able to utilize nearly 30 percent more aluminum without a weight penalty. This allows utilities to replace old wire with new ACCC - without having to spend money on expensive tower or pole modifications or replacement.
 
The ACCC conductor's added aluminum content and composite core not only helps deliver twice the power of a conventional conductor, it also offers decreased electrical resistance. The decreased electrical resistance of the ACCC conductor reduces electrical line losses by as much as 40 percent or more. While line losses range from 3 percent to over 20 percent in some regions, reducing line losses can allow power companies to deliver more power with less fuel consumption and less emissions.

Reducing line losses also serves to free up generation capacity. This has virtually the same effect as building new generation at a fraction of the cost. As more and more consumers switch to electric vehicles and heat pumps, the added capacity and freed up generation capacity offered by the ACCC conductor couldn't come at a better time.
 
To date, more than 150 utilities have installed ACCC conductor at over 375 projects worldwide.
 
For more information, please visit www.ctcglobal.com

CTC Global's Collaboration with the NARI Group in China Continues to Grow
 
In August, 2013, CTC Global announced its joint venture core manufacturing relationship with the NARI Group (a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Grid). The new entity established is "Jiangsu NARI CTC Composite Material Co, Ltd." The goal of the JV is to produce high-quality composite core material to serve growing demand for ACCC® conductor in China.
 
As the new business continues to grow, two new manufacturing relationships are also beginning to flourish in China. These businesses are also subsidiaries of the NARI Group.
 
They include Jiangsu Nari Yinlong Cable Co., Ltd. ("NARI Yinlong") and Jiangsu NARI Huaisheng Cable Co., Ltd. ("NARI Huaisheng")
 
The NARI Group Corporation (NARI) is the largest supplier of smart electric power equipment in China.
 
NARI Yinlong is a high-tech enterprise specializing in the production of electrical equipment including wire and cable products. They also provide related technical services and are guided by the corporate spirit "In search of excellence, in pursuit of out-performance."
 
NARI Huaisheng Cable Co., Ltd. also specializes in the production of smart primary electrical equipment including wire and cable products, as well as the provision of related technical services. NARI Huaisheng serves as the main supporting force for the strong and smart power grid construction and wire and cable industry development trend by leveraging innovation.
 
Both companies provide finished ACCC conductor to State Grid and other power companies within China. For more information, please visit www.ctcglobal.com
ACSS vs ACCC Conductor
Why Over 150 Utilities in 35 Countries Have Selected ACCC
  • High Capacity
  • Low Sag
  • High Strength
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Excellent Self Damping
  • Easy to Install
  • Great for Long Spans
  • Very Tough & Flexible
  • Extensively Lab & Field Tested
  • Excellent for N-1 Conditions
  • Reduced Line Losses & Emissions
  • Free's-up Generation Capacity that is Otherwise Lost

 

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.
 

The Bottom Line:
 

In more than 375 cases the ACCC conductor has provided more than 150 utilities the best economic solution for their specific project needs.  

 

CLICK HERE to view our interactive project map

 

 

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Overview of ACCC Conductor Training, Installation and Operating Experience


With over 375 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

Explore Our Video Library

 

Please take a look at our informative video library. You will find general overview material as well as testing and installation training videos. Please 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 CLICK HERE

CCP Software Alert!!!

Version 4.0 now available.
 
CCP V-4 offers many new features and an expanded database. It's totally free and allows you, as with previous versions, the ability to compare any conductor type or size. This includes sag, tension, ampacity, line losses and much more. It's a great means of selecting the most appropriate size and type of conductor for your project. If you don't already have a copy of CCP V-4, please CLICK HERE

CCP Software Training

If you or your organization is interested in learning how to fully leverage CTC Global's CCP conductor comparison program software, please send an e-mail to info@ctcglobal.com We would be happy to discuss options and invite you to our next scheduled training seminar. These seminars are available at CTC Global's manufacturing facility, can be scheduled to coincide with industry events or offered at your facility. For more information 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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