Case Studies

See our solutions in action

Need to span a 6,000 foot river? Need to link new generation? Need to reconductor your system over long spans through high desert? You’re in luck, because we’ve already met those challenges—and more. See for yourself in the ACCC case studies below.

RECONDUCTORING PROJECT — Pacificorp: 90 South to Oquirrh, Utah

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (use existing structures)
Conductor Size: Drake
Conductor Length: 30 km
Voltage: 138 kV
Energized: 2005

Over 100 existing structures saved

ACCC Case Studies pacificorp 90 south

 

NEW LINE — Kingman to Cunningham, Kansas

Project Goal: Install New Line
Conductor Size: Hawk
Conductor Length: 108 km
Voltage: 34.5 kV
Energized: 2006

ACCC Conductor New Line Case Study

 

ENERGIZED RECONDUCTORING — AEP: Corpus Christi to Rio Hondo & N. Edinburg substations, Texas

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (use existing structures while line remained energized)

Conductor Size: Drake (double-bundled)
Conductor Length: 2,300 km
Voltage: 345 kV
Energized: Uninterrupted Service

The largest energized reconductoring project ever undertaken. Completed eight months ahead of schedule

Watch AEP video case study:

Energized Reconductoring

 

HEAVY ICE APPLICATION — NV Energy: Reno to Carson City, line 107

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (existing structures)
Conductor Size: Linnet
Conductor Length: 90 km
Voltage: 120 kV
Energized: 2009

 

CORROSIVE MARINE ENVIRONMENT — CFE: Carmen to Noreste

Project Goal: Increase ampacity, reduce line sag, avoid corrosion

Conductor Size: Hawk
Conductor Length: 32 km
Voltage: 230 kV
Energized: 2009

ACCC Conductor Corrosive Marine Environment Case Study

 

LONG SPAN APPLICATION — Chilectra: El Salto to Torre 8 Line

Project Goal: Increase ampacity (existing structures)
Conductor Size: Linnet
Conductor Length: 28 km
Voltage: 110 kV
Energized: 2009

ACCC Conductor Long Span Case Study

 

FIRE STORM SURVIVAL — NV Energy: Reno to Carson City, line 107

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (existing structures)
Conductor Size: Linnet
Conductor Length: 90 km
Voltage: 120 kV
Energized: 2009

Firestorm 2012: ACCC Conductor Undamaged

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ACCC Conductor Fire Storm Case Study

 

WIND FARM LINK — Neoenergia: 80 turbine upgrade

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (existing structures)

Conductor Size: Amsterdam
Conductor Length: 57 km
Voltage: 66 kV
Energized: 2008

WIND FARM LINK — Neoenergia: 80 turbine upgrade

 

EXTRA HIGH VOLTAGE APPLICATION — Amrion GMBH

Project Goal: Trial Line
Conductor Size: Oslo
Conductor Length: 8.6 km
Voltage: 400 kV
Energized: 2009

ACCCConductor extra high voltage case study

 

EXTREME WIND SURVIVAL — NV Energy: Reno to Carson City, line 107

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (existing structures)
Conductor Size: Linnet
Conductor Length: 90 km
Voltage: 120 kV
Energized: 2009

100+ mph Winds 2010: ACCC Conductor Undamaged

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Extreme wind

 

TORNADO TOUGHNESS — OG&E: West Moore to Penn Substation

 

Project Goal: Increase Ampacity (use existing structures)
Conductor Size: Drake
Conductor Length: 29.3 km
Voltage: 138 kV
Energized: 2008

Line struck after several years of service, line struck by EF-4 / EF-5 Tornado.
High strength core prevented line from falling, enabling rapid repair.

Demonstrated improved grid resiliency

 

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