A prevailing trend within the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) industry centers around the increased availability of Transmission Capacity (ATC) along established rights-of-way (ROW). The process of routing and securing permits for new transmission lines can often span several years, yet the imminent surge in demand for low or zero-carbon energy sources, driven by the electrification of diverse applications, is expected to potentially double or even triple the necessity for such generation resources.
In this PowerSession, a distinguished panel of experts will engage in a comprehensive discourse, shedding light on the benefits of transitioning to Advanced Composite Core Conductors (ACCC), and will impart practical insights into their utilization within their respective systems.
Why You Should Attend!
- Discover the capabilities of ACCC conductors, which can carry significantly higher amperage within the same or even smaller cross-sectional areas. Numerous utilities, both in the United States and around the globe, are increasingly adopting these cutting-edge conductors to enhance their ATC on pre-existing structures within established ROWs.
- Learn how this transition is accomplished! Delve into the decision-making process employed by planners and engineers when opting for ACCC, and explore the resultant improvements in ATC.
- Gain insight into the swiftness of the Return on Investment (ROI) associated with upgrading ATC within existing ROWs.
- Explore the invaluable lessons gleaned by line crews regarding the installation and ongoing maintenance (O&M) of ACCC.
- Examine the reactions and interactions of various stakeholders, including ROW-adjacent customers, local agencies, and regulatory bodies, in response to the integration of ACCC technology.
The discussion with CTC Global and their customers will prove to be fascinating and will help to guide you and your team in the applications of ACCC. We hope to see you there!
Mike Beehler has nearly 40 years of electric T&D experience at Tucson Electric Power, Hawaiian Electric Company, and Burns & McDonnell. He is educated as a civil/structural engineer and is a registered professional engineer in eight states. He currently is the founding member and Chief Opportunity Officer of Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC and serves as the National Spokesman for the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative https://www.pdi2.org/. Mike is a Fellow in ASCE and a Member of CIGRE and IEEE.
Currently has Transmission Engineering responsibilities American Electric Power throughout its service territory. Responsibilities include delivering transmission line, station and Protection & Control engineering for Electric Transmission Texas, AEP’s Operating Companies, Joint Ventures, and Transco’s.
Civil and Transmission Line Engineering Manager for NV Energy. Leading engineers and design technicians in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.