A prevailing trend within the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) industry centers around increasing capacity while using the existing rights-of-way. 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.
Experts engage in a comprehensive discourse, shedding light on the benefits of transitioning to Advanced Conductors, and will impart practical insights into their utilization within their respective systems.
Why You Should View
- Discover the capabilities of Advanced 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 capacity and efficiency, while reducing thermal sag 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 Advanced Conductors and explore their experiences using some of these conductors.
- Gain insight into the swiftness of the Return on Investment (ROI) associated with upgrading capacity within existing ROWs.
- Examine the reactions and interactions of various stakeholders, including ROW-adjacent customers and industry experts, in response to the integration of Advanced Conductor technology.
The discussion will help to guide you and your team in the applications of Advanced Conductors.
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.
Devon Kendall is the manager of Civil & Transmission Engineering for Northern Nevada at NV Energy. He is a licensed professional engineer (NV) who has 8 years of experience in transmission line design from 60kv – 525kv. He has designed 40 transmission line miles with ACCC conductor in reconductors and new line construction. Personal interests include snowboarding, camping, and playing ice hockey.
In 2003, with a substantial background in engineering, industrial design, composite materials, product development and business management, I joined CTC to support the development of the ACCC conductor and ancillary hardware components to which numerous international patents were issued. In addition to playing a major role in the product’s development, manufacturing methods and testing, I have written numerous articles and papers that describe the important role this technology has in improving the efficiency, capacity and reliability of the electric transmission and distribution grid. I am very active in Cigré, IEEE and other international organizations and have written and presented numerous papers on ACCC technology and related subjects. I was the primary author/editor of “Engineering Transmission Lines with High-Capacity, Low-Sag ACCC Conductor,” first published in 2011.
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