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19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum

On July 12th the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum brought together a number of businesses, trade associations and government agencies to discuss renewable energy and the importance of efficiency - not only with demand side appliances and generation - but with the power grid itself. The event was sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Coalition.
Senators Ed Markey, Jack Reed and Martin Heinrich spoke about challenges and opportunities, while Representatives Tony Cardenas, Matthew Cartwright, Cathy McMorris Rogers offered further insight. Panel sessions followed.
Grid, Storage and Transmission panelists included James Hoecker, WIRES Council and former Chairman of FERC; Keith Dennis, NRECA; Bret Adams, Primus Power; and Bill White, CTC Global. Bill White brought to light the substantial advantages offered by the ACCC conductor in terms of opening the grid to clean renewable energy while maximizing its impact through reduced lines.
Bill White and CTC Global's Vice President of Business Development of the Americas, Jim Clyde, went on to meet with several of the attendees to share additional information.
A video tape of the Grid, Storage and Transmission panel discussion offers further detail. Please take the time to watch a few minutes of it. CLICK HERE or on the image below.
AEP Receives Prestigious EEI 2016 Edison Award for Largest Live Line Reconductoring Project Ever Undertaken. ACCC conductor selected as the best technical solution

On June 13th, at the annual Edison Electric Institute national convention, American Electric Power received the prestigious 2016 EEI Edison Award for project of the year.
 With the help of Quanta Energized Services and POWER Engineers, AEP replaced over 1,440 miles of ACSR Drake size conductor (double bundled) with high-performance, high-efficiency ACCC conductor (double bundled) while the line remained energized. This was not only the largest live line reconductoring project ever undertaken, it was also the largest single deployment of the ACCC conductor in history. The 240 circuit mile project consisted of two parallel 120 mile 345 kV circuits running from Corpus Christi to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
In addition to doubling the capacity of the existing circuits, it was also estimated that the improved efficiency of the ACCC conductor reduced line losses by 30% compared to the ACSR conductor it replaced. This translates into an annual energy savings of over 280,000 MWh of electricity. Based on the average emissions for all combined sources of generation in Texas, the line upgrades serve to reduces CO2 emissions by over 166,000 Metric Tons per year. This is the equivalent of removing 35,000 cars from the road. The reduction in line losses also equates to freeing up over 34 MW of generation.
Learn more about AEP's project by viewing Michael Glueck's presentation given at the Platt's 2016 Transmission Planning & Development Conference


Links to Recent Articles

  • 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


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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 Here
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 Here


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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 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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