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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 we have over 650 projects completed in more than 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.
Supported by the EPC firm Elecnor, the Panamanian Utility Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. (ETESA) have just commenced construction on a critical capacity upgrade to an existing double circuit 230 kV Transmission Line in David City, Panama. Using high...Read More
CTC Global had the privilege of speaking on, and moderating, multiple panels at the 2019 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Market Summit in February. ERCOT is an ISO that manages the flow of electric power to more than 25 million Texas customers,...Read More
Following the success of the first 500 kV Suralaya -Balaraja ACCC conductor installation, PLN has started their second 500kV ACCC reconductor project known as the Balaraja - Lengkong - Gandul line in West Jakarta. Stringing of the first circuit will be completed in...Read More
In early January, PGCB completed their 15+ km double circuit 132 kV Haripur- Bhulta reconductor project using 416.2 mm^2 Grosbeak size ACCC Conductor. The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh received a loan from World Bank towards the cost of...Read More
With the support of contractor Medral Electrical Engineering Services, ISA CTEEP successfully completed the 138kV Bertioga II - Vicente de Carvalho reconductor project located in Guarujá, Brazil ISA CTEEP selected ACCC® Linnet for the project because of challenging...Read More
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 no longer up to the task of distributing the power generated by the latter’s new 42MW wind farm. In choosing Lamifil’s...Read More
Supported by engineering company Elektroistok-Projektni biro and contractors ELEKTROMONTAŽA KRALJEVO, and ENERGOPROJEKT OPREMA, Serbian transmission company, ELEKTROMREŽA SRBIJE Beograd, completed the installation of 22 km of 150.8 mm^2 ACCC Helsinki size conductor...Read More
CTC Global is pleased to announce that our highly regarded Conductor Comparison Program (CCP™) software is now available online, and is accessible at ccp.ctcglobal.com The new web-based version has all the features found in the Excel version, which has been...Read More
Bill White, Director of Business Development for the Northeastern U.S. for CTC Global, chaired the EUCI Transmission Upgrades & Reconductoring Technologies Summit on October 10 - 11 at PSE&G in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The conference covered regulatory...Read More
How utilities are strengthening the electric power grid to mitigate line outages and restore power quickly after extreme weather events
Over the last decade we have all seen the impact of climate change. While most scientists agree that much of this can be attributed to anthropomorphic causes, others feel that it’s part of a natural cycle. In any case, climate change is upon us and impacting human...Read More