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Goa Electricity Department Completes Fifth 33 kV ACCC® Distribution Project

The ACCC® Conductor has been chosen to replace the 40-year-old ACSR Racoon conductor. For the Goa Electricity Distribution project, a number of companies participated, including – Apar Industries Ltd., Sicame India, and Steel Authority of India, Ltd.

June 16, 2022

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ACCC® Conductor has been chosen to replace the ACSR conductor. Image Source: CTC Global

In the duration of a few months between 2021 and 2022, Goa Electricity Department (GED) has successfully achieved the completion of five double circuit 33 kV distribution line upgrades using ACCC® Conductor to replace ACSR conductors. The power distribution projects were between the following regions – Tivim to Nachinola; Tivim to Dhargal Tapping Structure; Nachinola to Porvorim; Porvorim to Saligao; and Kadamba to Bambolim.

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The ACCC® Conductor has been chosen to replace the 40-year-old ACSR Racoon conductor which increased line capacity from 400 to 900 amps on the same corridors. Span lengths averaged around 70 meters with longer spans (~170 meters) over various waterways, state highways, residential areas, and railways. Installation challenges also included marshy terrain, hills, and mountains.

Within the Goa Electricity project, Apar Industries Ltd. provided engineering and installation services as well as over 200 km of ACCC® Conductor, Sicame India provided ACCC® Hardware, and Steel Authority of India Ltd. provided a number of new rail poles.

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In the words of Mr. Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Senior Vice President – Conductor Division, Apar Industries Ltd., “A number of challenges unique to distribution lines vs. transmission lines were identified and successfully overcome. These included stringing angles, distribution grounding, tapping, and transitioning to underground cables.”