Irvine, Calif. – August 21, 2012 – CTC Global today announced that Torrent Power Ltd energized the first ACCC® conductor transmission line installed in India. The ACCC 629 kcmil (318mm2) Lisbon size conductor was installed to double the capacity of an existing 132 kV transmission line between two substations in Ahmedabad, one of the major cities in the western part of India, in the state of Gujarat.
Torrent Power Ltd stated, “We are pleased to have energized the first of two circuits of ACCC, and we are actively taking steps to increase our grid’s capacity through a second installation by this year’s end.”
Torrent Power Ltd is one of the leading Electrical Utilities in the Indian power sector and part of the Torrent Group, an organization committed to its mission of transforming life by serving two of the most critical needs, Healthcare and Power. Torrent Power Ltd has a generation capacity of 1647.5 MW and distributes power to more than three million customers in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
Tom Walton, installation supervisor for CTC Global, commented, “Power demand is heavy in this highly industrial area, but we doubled line capacity without having to modify or reinforce the existing lattice towers. With ACCC, Torrent Power Ltd can keep the power flowing at a high capacity through its transmission lines, as well as reduce the number of line losses, which is important in a city of this size.”
The ACCC composite core was produced by CTC Global in Irvine, California and the finished conductor delivered to Torrent Power Ltd was manufactured by Sterlite Technologies Ltd, one of CTC Global’s ten international manufacturing partners. The project was delivered by Sterlite Technologies Ltd on a turnkey basis, under the guidance of CTC Global.
About CTC Global
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CTC Global has developed and owns all rights to ACCC® technology. CTC Global provides cost-effective conductor solutions that can double the capacity for congested transmission lines, with little to no tower modifications. The energy-efficient ACCC® solution delivers more power with the least line loss. Since 2005, over 14,000 kilometers of ACCC conductor has been commercially deployed at 215 projects, worldwide. ACCC® is a registered trademark of CTC Global Corporation.
For further information, visit CTC Global’s website at www.ctcglobal.com or contact CTC Global at +1-949-428-8500.
About Sterlite Technologies Limited
Sterlite Technologies Limited (“Sterlite”) [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], is a leading global provider of transmission solutions for the power and telecom industries. Equipped with a product portfolio that includes power conductors, optical ﬁbers, telecommunication cables and a comprehensive telecom systems / solutions portfolio, Sterlite’s vision is to ‘Connect every home on the planet’. Sterlite is also executing multi-million dollar power transmission system projects, pan-India.
For more information, visit www.sterlitetechnologies.com.