IRVINE, Calif., August 7, 2012 CTC Global today announced a Purchase Agreement with American Electric Power (AEP) for the delivery of over 1,665 miles (~2,700 km) of ACCC conductor to be used in the South Texas, 345 kV “Valley” reconductoring project. The line will remain energized during the reconductoring process.
The project, approved by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), includes the replacement of two existing double-bundle 345 kV circuits as well as an upgrade of substation facilities at a total cost of $225 million.
AEP selected CTC Global’s ACCC conductor to increase line capacity without impacting clearances or requiring extensive tower modifications or replacement.
Jason Huang, CEO of CTC Global, commented, “After working closely with AEP for many years, we are excited to see the large scale adoption of our ACCC conductor for such an important project. We are grateful to AEP’s staff members who have worked hard over the years to evaluate the ACCC conductor’s numerous attributes and put them to work.”
Production of ACCC conductor for the first phase has already begun. ACCC deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2012 and continue into 2014.