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Our company was founded to develop, certify and deploy advanced technologies that electric utilities could use to improve the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resiliency of the electric power grid, worldwide. To date, more than 200 utilities have selected ACCC Conductor for more than 700 projects in 50+ countries. Our primary product is high-capacity, low-sag (“HCLS / HTLS”) CTC Global ACCC Conductor solutions. ACCC® is a registered trademark of CTC Global.

CTC Global is a privately held Delaware Corporation headquartered in Irvine, California midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. We are located about one mile east of the Orange County John Wayne (SNA) airport, less than ten miles from the Pacific Ocean and Newport Beach. CTC Global (formerly CTC Cable, a subsidiary of Composite Technology Corporation), was privatized in 2011. CTC Global’s staff began the development of the high-capacity, low-sag ACCC® conductor in early 2003. CTC Global subsequently moved from our early R&D facility and offices into our current Irvine headquarters and manufacturing center in 2004. The ACCC conductor was commercialized in 2005 and we received ISO certification in 2006.

CTC Global’s 200,000 square foot campus in Irvine, California houses its corporate offices, business development team managers, product engineering and R&D staff, application engineers, procurement and production teams and quality assurance staff. In addition to producing the CTC Global ACCC conductor’s hybrid carbon and glass fiber ACCC core, CTC Global also produces a number of components used in various connectors such as dead-ends and splices.

CTC Global also manufactures its own production equipment and tooling as well as test fixtures and other components. We have a mechanical test lab, a quality control test lab, a separate chemistry lab and accelerated and long term test fixtures and other quality assurance and quality control devices.

CTC Global ACCC conductor solutions can double transmission capacity

The ACCC conductor utilizes a hybrid carbon and glass fiber composite core that offers greater strength and lighter weight compared to other structural core types. CTC Global’s lighter weight composite core also enables the CTC Global ACCC conductor to incorporate up to 30 percent more aluminum without a weight or diameter penalty (using compact trapezoidal strands). The added aluminum content serves to reduce electrical resistance and line losses by 25 to 40 percent or more compared to other conductors of the same size. The ACCC conductor’s hybrid composite core also reduces thermal sag that limits the current carrying capacity of other conductor types. CTC Global ACCC conductor currently offers the best overall performance compared to any other conductor on the market today.

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News from our Blog

CTC Global at 19th Annual African Utility Week Expo

CTC Global attended the 19th Annual African Utility Week, held in Cape Town, South Africa May 14th-16th. AUW is a 3-day trade exhibition...

CTC Global’s Joint Venture Core Production Facility in Indonesia, CCI, Announces Expansion Plan

In November of 2017, CTC Global announced the opening of a new ACCC® Conductor composite core production facility in Indonesia under a...

Pakistan Cables Ltd. Now Qualified to Produce ACCC® Conductor in Pakistan

Pakistan Cables Limited has successfully passed CTC Global's arduous qualification testing and audit procedures which officially allows...

ACCC® Conductor Presented at Cigre Conference in Brazil

With more than 600 people in attendance, CTC Global, along with Marte Engineering, Federal University of Santa Maria, Engelineas and...

Grid Operator AEMO in Australia Focusing on Transmission Line Losses Linking Renewable Energy to Consumers – CTC Global Offers a Solution

Earlier this month the Australian Energy Market Operator published a final ruling on Marginal Loss Factors. The ruling, which takes effect...

ACCC® Conductor Showcased at Freileitung 2019 Event in Darmstadt, Germany

CTC Global's ACCC® conductor, including the new AZR version, were presented at the "Overhead Lines 2019 - Planning, Development,...

T&D Energy Efficiency Policy Initiative

Background: Transmission and distribution (T&D) Energy Efficiency improvement is the overlooked area for actively “harvesting” energy...

CTC Global and Manufacturing Partner Lamifil Participate at Cigre Israel Meeting

CTC Global's Mr. Andrea Michele Sacripanti and Lamifil's Mr. Johan Alfasten participated at the Cigre Israel conference in Tel Aviv on...

CTC Global Participates at ERCOT Market Summit

CTC Global had the privilege of speaking on, and moderating, multiple panels at the 2019 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)...

Lamifil Produced ACCC Conductor Helps Serbia Reach its Renewable Energy Targets

Given that the majority of the line connecting Serbia’s Košava with Alibunar dates back to 1966, it comes as little surprise that it was...
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