ACCC Conductor News  CTC Global - April 2014

 Duke Energy Completes ACCC Installation in Florida


Earlier this month, Duke Energy, with the help of contractors Service Electric and Rotor Blade Helicopter, completed the installation of a double bundled ACCC Oriole conductor in Apalachicola, Florida.  The 69 kV project included a 2,290 foot wetland crossing.  To minimize environmental impact and streamline the installation, a helicopter was used to pull in the ACCC conductor.


Duke Energy selected the 439 kcmil (222.3 mm^2) conductor, stranded by General Cable, due to its high-capacity, high-strength and low-sag characteristics. On the morning of the first day of the installation, nearly two-dozen linemen and other staff members attended a two hour training program provided by CTC Global's Field Supervisor, Bill Percy.  The ACCC installation began later the same morning and was completed in about two weeks.


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The graph below not only shows the decreased sag of the ACCC conductor, it also shows how much cooler it operated under the same 1,600 amp load condition. Cooler operating temperatures equates to lower line losses and reduced operating costs.


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Duke Energy Completes ACCC Installation
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Why Over 100 International Utilities 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
  • Extensively Proven
  • Excellent for N-1 Conditions
  • Lower Line Losses


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 280 cases, the ACCC conductor has offered over 100 utilities the best economic solution for their particular project. 



Hear what Jim Lehan from NV Energy had to say about ACCC


NV Energy uses CTC Global's ACCC Conductor 
Proven Reliability 

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"A 'must read' document for design engineers, transmission line owners and decision makers"


Surinder Kumar Negi

Managing Director


Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited


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Free CCP 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.

ACCC Conductor is an internationally patented and trademark registered product of CTC Global Corporation.  The ACCC conductor is manufactured in association with 18 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 ACCC.  Thank You. 


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