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CTC Composite Cable Technology Provides Double Capacity

21 January 2005

Composite Technology Corporation, developer of the composite core cables for electric transmission and distribution, have introduced the TransPowr ACCC/TW bare overhead conductor at the 2005 General Cable National Sales Conference.

The TransPowr ACCC/TW bare overhead conductor integrates General Cable’s ACSS/TW technology and CTC Cable Corporation’s carbon and glass fibre core technology. These two technologies have been combined to create a transmission and distribution conductor that they claim to be “vastly superior” to all existing bare overhead conductors in key performance areas such as greater capacity, sag reduction, and lower electrical line losses. These performance advantages quickly and cost-effectively increase the capacity and reliability of existing transmission and distribution corridors.

“General Cable has earned an established industry-leading reputation with a commitment to advancements in cable technology through extensive research and development programs. This conductor technology represents yet another new technology for the transmission of electricity,” said J. Michael Andrews, Senior Vice President and General Manager of General Cable, Energy Cables. “The TransPowr ACCC/TW product family will offer our customers cost-effective solutions to increase their capacity and reliability while reducing power generation and transmission costs.”

The new conductor, which represents one of the most significant technology advancements in the industry in decades, will be a vital component of CTC’s and General Cable’s joint sales and marketing campaign for 2005.

“The TransPowr ACCC/TW allows utilities to proactively address the problems of congestion which plague this global industry while offering significant benefits to electric utility companies and ultimately to their industrial, commercial and residential consumers,” said Benton Wilcoxon, CTC Chairman and CEO. “The formal launching of this new cable product is a major milestone in our joint marketing and distribution initiative with General Cable and will significantly expand the distribution of our ACCC cable in Canada and the USA.”

General Cable and CTC entered into Manufacturing and Distribution agreements to capitalize on their respective strengths and bring to market superior transmission and distribution products for both the utilities and their consumers. Both General Cable and CTC are committed to providing the best quality and technologically advanced products to the utility industry.





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