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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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How important is it to reduce Carbon Footprint? Role of CTC Global in this.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, greenhouse gases are the gases that keep heat in the earth’s atmosphere. Although...

CTC Global Attends and Supports Annual NARUC Conference

CTC Global sponsored and attended the 2019 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Annual Conference in San...

ACCC® Conductor Presented At Leitungsbau Switzerland

CTC Global ACCC® Conductor presented at Leitungsbau The annual Leitungsbau event held at EKZ Dietikon presents the Swiss TSO and DSO...

NASEO Annual Meeting

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) held its 2019 Annual Meeting in Manhattan Beach, California September 15 - 18....

Company Values

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to meet with one of CTC Global’s potential customers on the east coast. The travel to and from...

CTC Global Joins Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and its Members in Submitting Joint Comments to FERC

In an effort to help FERC develop policies to support the development of a modern electric power grid, CTC Global and the members of...

How ACCC Conductor is helping us stay cool during worsening heat waves

Heat waves are being felt in every corner of the plant from Iceland to Qatar. Grid Operator Alerts are becoming more frequent as demand...

ACCC® Conductor Showcased at UK Networks Exhibition

OHLEx, held at Chester Racecourse in England, provided the venue for a get-together of the UK T&D community on June 11th and 12th,...

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...
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