1. How does TS Conductor reduce CO2 emissions?
There is over 1 Billion MT GHG associated with Compensatory Generation in 2019 (to make up for conductor resistance heating). TS has about 30-50% less resistance, thereby reducing line loss, reducing compensatory generation and associated GHG emission.
2. How does TS Conductor differ from other conductors?
The Aluminum encapsulation in TS conductor protects the composite with Toughening (for guaranteed Safety & Reliability), Cushioning (for compatibility with traditional fitting and installation), and Shielding (for lifetime protection against galvanic corrosion or core degradation from the environment).
It utilizes the most aluminum for maximum capacity and best efficiency, with further enhancement on sag performance. It is cost effective (2x), and suitable for new build or reconductoring in both transmission and distribution circuits, including ice or long span situations. It is the logical and best choice for renewable interconnects and integrations to the grid.
3. What is the expected lifetime of the conductor?
With proper vibration management (AGS Clamps and Vibration Dampers), TS conductor is robustly built to last a lifetime. Since the core is completely encapsulated, there is no degradation of the material system.