The ACCC® core makes more projects possible—
Our ACCC® conductor carries twice the amount of electricity while cutting line losses by 25-40% compared to any other conductor of the same diameter and weight under equal load conditions. These capabilities represent a breakthrough in the energy transmission environment, and they have far-reaching implications: Now you can do things that used to be cost-prohibitive if not impossible.
For example, with less line losses, you get more energy delivered per energy-generation dollar spent—yielding substantial gains in operating profits. Higher efficiency also means you need less energy generation, so you can defer costly plant upgrades or builds. And since an ACCC® conductor carries double the capacity of traditional conductor, you can upgrade your lines to deliver twice the power without having to reinforce or replace your existing structures.
Choosing ACCC® conductors for your project can actually decrease your initial capital costs. How? With less thermal sag, you can accommodate longer spans, which means you can build new lines with fewer towers. Reduced sag also enables you to increase your grid reliability, so you can avoid the kind of cascading grid failure that hit the northeast U.S. in 2002.