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3M ACCR Case Studies
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3M™ ACCR

Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade
Project Overview:
• • • • • • Customer: Shanghai Electric Power Company Ltd Project: YangGao to XinZhou (Yangxing line) Location: Shanghai, China Year Installed: 2007 Length:
• • Conductor length: 60 miles (96.6 km) Line length: 10 miles( 16.1 km);

Voltage: 220 kV

Solution: 3M ACCR 795-T16 Drake (418 mm2) Results:
• • • Doubled capacity to meet growing demand in the World Expo area of Central Shanghai Eliminated need for new towers Provided fast, cost-effective option for delivering additional energy in a time-sensitive project Installed in 18 days

“Based on the October 14 line energizing, 3M ACCR works well. After passing a real project’s running test, we believe 3M’s ACCR will have a brilliant future in field application and will help us enhance the city transmission network.” – Mr. Pan, Shanghai Power Yanggao Project designer.
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3M™ ACCR

Project Profile: Long-span Water Crossing
Project Overview:
• • • • • • Customer: BC Hydro/BCTC Project: Vancouver Island Transmission Reinforcement (VITR) Location: Vancouver Island Year Installed: 2008 Length:
• • Conductor length: 13.6 miles (21.89 km) Line length: 2.2 miles (3.5 km)

Voltage: 230 kV

Solution: 3M ACCR 788-T26 custom (400 mm2)

Results:
• Avoided major construction including extensive use of helicopters, barges, and road construction by using existing towers Upgraded with minimal disturbance to environmentally sensitive waterway and provincial park Preserved the existing sightline Successfully installed conductor across 5,800 ft (1.5 km), single-span with no additional towers and no tower in the waterway

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3M™ ACCR

Project Profile: Challenging Timeline
Project Overview:
• • • • • • Customer: Xcel Energy Project: Black Dog to Blue Lake Location: Minneapolis, MN Year Installed: 2005 Length:
• • Conductor length: 30 miles (48.3 km), Line length: 10 miles (16 km),

Voltage: 115 kV line

Solution: 3M ACCR 795-T16 Drake (418 mm2)
Results:
• • • • Boosted capacity by 80% on the line for peaking plant upgrade coming on-line Used only existing towers, Avoided major construction in National Wildlife Refuge, sensitive wetlands area Solved difficult installation challenges on site, and used single pull across protected area Provided fast, cost-effective option for delivering energy by saving months of permitting compared to ACSR/ACSS “ Without 3M ACCR we would have had to replace existing towers to accommodate larger sized conventional conductors. Use of the new conductor allowed us to boost capacity on the line while avoiding major construction in an area with sensitive wetlands”. – Doug Jaeger, transmission vice president for Xcel Energy

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3M™ ACCR

Project Profile: Challenging Timeline
Project Overview:
• • • • • • Customer: Chongqing Electric Power Corporation Project: Shuinian to Shuangshan (Shuishuang line) Location: Chongqing, China Year Installed: 2008 Length:
• • Conductor length: 24 miles (38.6 km) Line length: 4 miles (6.4 km)

Voltage: 220 kV line

Solution: 3M ACCR 680-T19 Custom (346 mm2) Results:
• • • More than doubled transmission capacity using only existing towers Provided operational reliability in a sub-tropical region with high humidity and extreme summer heat Completed in 2 weeks, just one month before the start of the Olympics “This is one of the hottest cities of China, with monsoonal weather, and we required a conductor that could be relied upon to carry more current under those conditions, and could be installed quickly and reliably within the existing infrastructure. Installation required only two weeks.” – Wang Xinkuan, chief design engineer for Chongqing Electric Power Corporation
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9/25/06 6 . construction projects manager for APS. congested area.9 km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1272-T13 Pheasant (642 mm2) Results: • • • • • Provided capacity to serve the fast-growing.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Densely Populated or Underbuilt Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Arizona Public Service Project: Phoenix Metro Trunkline Upgrade Location: Phoenix.” – Paul Richards.5 miles (8. and downtown sports stadium Used existing medium-duty structures without any tower modifications Avoided siting. AZ Year Installed: 2006 Length: • • Conductor length: 16 miles (25. acquiring rights-of-way. including airport. if we were still using the old lines. in The Arizona Republic.8 km) Line length: 5. or the impact of that. and environmental permitting Minimized installation time (3 weeks) Minimized disruption to neighborhoods and facilities near the line I don’t even want to think what the overload would have been.

” .Richard Hoch – Engineer for Allegheny Power. the money and time saved was invaluable on this fast-paced project.7 km) Line length: 2 miles (3. The design and ordering process was a simple task because of 3M’s sales and technical staff which demonstrates a service culture of which 3M should be proud. 7 • .2 km) Voltage: 138 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 1033-T13 Curlew (525 mm2) Results: • • Increased transmission capacity using only existing towers Sagged neatly with an adjacent 954 kcmil (490 mm²) ACSR conductor on the same structure Minimized impact on under-built lines and allowed them to remain in service during installation “By using the 3M ACCR.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Densely Populated or Underbuilt Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Allegheny Power Project: Bedington Nipetown Location: West Virginia Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 6 miles (9.

4 km) Voltage: 60 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 715-T13 Stilt (365 mm2) Results: • • • • Provided a highly reliable solution to sensitive high-tech customers Increased capacity using existing towers and maintained existing right of way Matched existing sag and tension without adding additional stress to existing towers Minimized disturbance to neighborhood and high-tech industrial customers. including re-energizing the line at the end of work each day for sensitive server farms and electronic wafer manufacturers “We needed a way to significantly increase transmission capacity without the extra cost of making major structural changes.” . (37 km) Line length: 4 miles (6.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Reliability Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Silicon Valley Power Project: Center Loop Reconductor Location: Santa Clara. manager of engineering for Silicon Valley Power 8 . 3M ACCR fit our needs exactly and at quite a savings over other alternatives.Kevin Keating. California Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 23 miles.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Reliability Project Overview: • • • • • Customer: Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) Project: Timberline-Harmony Location: Fort Collins. Division Manager Electric Operations. relatively new towers Eliminated the need for permitting and other requirements which would have been necessary for new towers Preserved the sightline Avoided impacting nearby bike path and railroad 9 .” – Mike Dahl. Platte River Power Authority Increased transmission capacity to meet the N-1 reliability requirements 3M ACCR performed as required in heavy loads and emergency conditions during 2008 tornado Used only the existing. Colorado Year Installed: 2007 Length: • • Conductor length: 15 miles (24 km) Line length: 5 miles (8 km) • Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 954-T13 Cardinal (490 mm2) Results: • • • • • • “The Timberline-Harmony line is an important part of the grid between Denver and Cheyenne. and we chose 3M ACCR as a way to safeguard against overloading when demand is high.

which caused reliability issues in nearby community Provided operational reliability in severe desert conditions and peak periods Installed double circuit with towers same height as previous single circuit Met environmental permitting restrictions “This has been an eagerly anticipated event that opens the door to a much greater level of new economic development. general manager of Aha Macav Power Services.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: New Construction Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Aha Macav Power Services & Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Project: Firehouse – No Name Reliability Interconnect Location: Needles. We’re very pleased to be the first tribal power company to apply this technological advance in electricity transmission.” . 10 • • .William Cyr. CA Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 15 miles (24 km) Line length: 5 miles (8 km) Voltage: 69 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 300-T16 Ostrich (150 mm2) Results: • • Increased transmission capacity to meet growing demand.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Project: Topock-Davis Location: Near Bullhead City. 2006 11 . as quoted in The Arizona Republic. as well as overall path rating Used the existing structures Minimized environmental impact Cost savings from significantly reduced permitting and environmental study requirements “You can put the 3M ACCR on the same structures as the existing conductor. Arizona Year Installed: 2007 Length: • • Conductor length: 60 miles (97 km) Line length: 20 miles (32 km) Voltage: 230 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 795-T16 Drake (418 mm2) Results: • • • • Increased capacity on the line. and gets a large increase in capability” – Tony Montoya – assistant regional manager for the federal Western Area Power Administration. which mitigates the overall cost. September 25.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade.7 miles (1 km) Line length: 0.25 miles (0. Changing Clearances Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Project: Northern Receiving Station (NRS) to Scott Location: Santa Clara. Avoided the need to replace 2 towers • 12 . CA Year Installed: 2005 Length: • • Conductor length: 0.40 km) Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T16 Hawk (238 mm2) Results: • • • Gained necessary capacity Maintained all clearances at higher capacity with existing structures Increased clearance requirements in substation with confined space.

5 km) Line length: 3 miles (4. AL Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 9 miles (14.8 km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1033-T13 Curlew (525 mm2) Results: • • Achieved capacity increase for future load growth Maintained all clearances by reconductoring on existing structures 13 .3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Alabama Power Project: Miller Substation Location: Birmingham.

6 km) Line length: 0. Kahuku Location: Hawaii Year Installed: 2002 Length: • • Conductor length: 1 mile (1.32 miles (0.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Harsh Environment Project Overview • • • • • • Customer: Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) Project: Pole 810 to Pole 818.5 km) Voltage: 46 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T16 Hawk (238 mm2) Results: • • • Used same tension on existing towers as old conductor Eliminated need for intersets Continuously operating for several years beyond the expected life of steel or polymer core conductors in salt water environment 14 .

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Harsh Environment Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Project: Jamestown to Fargo Location: Fargo.8 miles (1.3 km) Voltagte: 230 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 795 T-16 Drake (418 mm2) Results: • Operated over several years with at least 2 heavy ice loading events with no failures or measurable degradation Operated through extreme cold and hot ambient conditions and high winds • 15 .5 miles (4 km) Line length: 0. North Dakota Year Installed: 2002 Length: • • Conductor length: 2.

” Andy Wallace.5 km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1033-T13 Curlew (525 mm2) Results: • • • • Upgraded to meet contingency requirements Increased transmission capacity to serve summer peak loads Eliminated need to replace existing transmission structures and install 8 additional structures Reduced time required to fit available outage window “The use of the 3M ACCR Conductor for this project allowed us to avoid the replacement of 22 transmission structures and the installation of eight additional structures. Alabama Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 28 miles (45 km) Line length: 9 miles (14. This will significantly reduce our construction time frame and allow the line to be taken out of service for this project without impacting the reliability of our grid. 16 .3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Reliability Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Alabama Power Project: Bynum to Anniston Location: Anniston. Transmission line manager for Alabama Power.

2 km). Brazil Year Installed: 2009 Length: • • Conductor length: 12 miles (19 km) Line length: 2 miles (3. and avoided major construction in environmentally sensitive area Accommodated required span lengths Provided operational reliability in high winds and ambient temperature Installed conductor in 6 days “The 3M ACCR unique features were essential for us to choose 3M as the supplier for this transmission line. Voltage: 138 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 300-T16 Ostrich (150 mm²) Results: • • Increased capacity by 220% Completed the river crossing using only existing towers.” says CTEEP engineering manager Caetano Cezario Neto. We needed a product that could accomplish the TL needs.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Environmentally Sensitive Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Companhia de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica Paulista (CTEEP) Project: Jup-Tri Paraná River crossing Location: Border of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul States. while being reliable and cost effective. 17 • • • .

Paulo Ricardo Bombassaro.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Densely Populated or Underbuilt Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: CPFL Piratininga Project: Ramal Duratex Location: Jundiaí-SP. We were impressed by its high performance in other Left residences along narrow right-of-way applications where new tower construction was undesirable. We undisturbed during and after installation were also pleased that the installation process went smoothly and everything is working as designed”. Brasil Year Installed: 2009 Length: • • Conductor length: 12 miles (19 km) Line length: 2 circuit miles (3 km) Voltage: 88 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 336-T16 Linnet (171 mm²) Results: • • • Increased capacity by 50% “We studied several options and decided that 3M ACCR provides Avoided need for new towers in densely populated the most reliable. engineering and planning manager for CPFL Energia. 18 . cost-effective solution for delivering more power through a dense neighborhood without creating numerous logistical urban area problems.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade and Underbuilt Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: TATA Power Project: Borivali to Malad and Salsette to Saki Location: Mumbai.000 amps just 2 years after last upgrade Resolved sag issue affecting hutments built under the power lines Completed installation without disturbing residences 19 . India Year Installed: 2009 Length: • • Conductor length: 120 miles (193 km) Line length: 10 miles (16 km) Voltage: 110 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 300 T-16 Ostrich (150 mm²) Results: • • • Increased capacity from 900 amps to 2.

Employing the latest technology also means less maintenance and more reliability and we have plenty of capacity for rapid response to customers’ increases in load requirements over the next 15 to 20 years. 20 .6 miles (28 km) Line length: 3 miles (4.8 km) Voltage: 60 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 715 T-13 Stilt (365mm2) Results: • • • • • • Increased ampacity by 84% for growing substation loads Used only existing towers and right of way for existing line Matched tower heights with existing line for 2 new sections Re-energized existing portion of line every evening to maintain reliable service Worked around railroad crossings and highways to install Delivered a reliable solution for sensitive high-tech customers “Using the cutting-edge aluminum matrix conductor minimized disturbance for our customers while accommodating the growing demand for power capacity in the area.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Reliability Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Silicon Valley Power Project: Palm Sub Project Location: Santa Clara. California Year Installed: 2009 Length: • • Conductor length: 17.John Roukema. Director of SVP.” .

3 miles ( 1.7 km) Voltage: 110 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T13 Flicker (238 mm²) Results: • • • Increased ampacity by 100% to service railroad Reused existing towers without affecting under-built facilities Provided a reliable solution in extreme ambient temperatures and strong winds “No problems that required any repair were recorded on this section of power line during three years of operation of the conductor .3 miles (11. Line Department Manager of Chitaenergo 21 . That allows to speak about the high quality of the product and good economical affect of this project.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Chitaenergo Project: Kharonorskaya Hydro station to Turga (Line 64 – 65) Location: Siberia.“ – Dmitry Popkov.0 km) Line length: 1. Russia Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 7.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: MOESK Project: Ochakovo-Odintsovo Location: Moscow. Russia Year Installed: 2008 Length: • • Conductor length: 51. Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T16 Hawk (238 mm²) Results: • • • • Increased ampacity 98% by replacing ACSR 240/32 with 3M ACCR 477-T16 Hawk (238 mm²) Saved time Reused existing towers Provided a reliable solution for area with extreme temperatures and heavy ice and wind loads 22 .2 km).1 miles (83 km) Line length: 8.26 miles (13.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Long-span Water Crossing Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: CPFL Paulista Project: Iacanga Substation Location: Sao Paulo. and safer for the construction team.1 km) Line length: 0. engineering and planning manager for CPFL Energia. 23 .” .62 miles (1 km) Voltage: 138 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 336-T16 Linnet (171 mm²) Results: • • • • • • Eliminated need for tower on island submerged during flooding of the Tietê River Avoided the delay of waiting until mid-year for river to possibly subside Improved control over the overall project costs Lowered construction risks and environmental impacts Maintained same ampacity as ACSR Hawk 477 kcmil (238 mm²) which is installed on the rest of the line Standard maintenance (no need for boats) “Building the foundation and tower on submerged land would have posed engineering difficulties. Using 3M ACCR was a far more desirable alternative . waiting until mid-year for the river possibly to subside would have caused unreasonable delay. Brazil Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 3.Paulo Ricardo Bombassaro.less costly.8 miles (6.

75 miles (1. for use on extra-high voltage applications 24 . resistance and thermal-mechanical testing.3 miles (15 km) Line length: 0. including corona.2 km) Voltage: 400 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1033 TW T-28 Results: • • • Provided ampacity increase as a pilot on thermally limited.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Validation at 400 kV Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) Project: Avoine – Distré Location: France Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 9. strength. 400 kV line Installed in close quarters near Distré substation Passed intensive customer testing. short circuit.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Permitting Environmentally Sensitive Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Grays Harbor Public Utility District Project: Chehalis River Estuary Crossing Location: Aberdeen. System engineering supervisor for Grays Harbor PUD.9 miles (4. without Upgraded 3 circuits on same crossing without having to enlarge the towers. Washington Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 2.5 km) Voltage: 115 & 69 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 300 T-16 Results: • Avoided permitting and other potential delays by using existing right-of-way and towers Avoided tower construction on the banks of the Chehalis River in an environmentally sensitive area Increased clearances by 44 ft. together with the under-built fiber optics.95 miles (1. enabling GHPUD to raise the fiber optic line over the river to meet Army Corps of Engineers clearance requirements “It is a significant advantage to be able to upgrade three circuits on Increased capacity the same crossing. • • • • . This allows us to avoid the permitting enlarging towers and other potential delays that we are likely to have faced with a construction project along the river” – Phil Penttila.6 km) Line length: 0.

22 miles (11.4 km) Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 795 T-16 (418 mm2) Results: • • • Avoided right-of-way issues Allowed significant savings and faster line construction Eliminated need for new wood poles compared to original plan using bundled 795 ACSR Increased line capacity to meet growing demand Minimized disturbance in highly crowded major thoroughfare • • .55 km) Line length: 2.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Densely Populated Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) Project: Novalishe-Kaybiga Line Location: Manila. Philippines Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 7.1 miles (3.

6 miles (4.4 km) Line length: 2. All Rights Reserved. Germany Year Installed: 2009 Length: Conductor length: 5. .3M™ ACCR ACCR Project Profile: Load Growth at 380 kV from Renewables Project Overview: • • • • • • • Customer: Amprion GmbH (TSO of RWE) Project: BL 4307. Hannekenfähr .2 km) • Voltage: 400 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 470 kcmil (238 mm2) Results: • • Operating successfully since installation on 380 kV line Increased ampacity to cover the expected load growth due to renewable energy expansion 27 © 3M 2010.2 miles (8.Gersteinwerk Location: Lingen.

Marne Location: Brunsbüttel.70 miles (2.3M™ ACCR ACCR Project Profile: Load Growth from Renewables Project Overview: • • • • • • • Customer: E. .9 km) • Voltage: 110 kV line Solution: 3M ACCR 470 kcmil (238 mm2) Results: • • Increased capacity to support load growth created by renewable energy (on-shore wind farms) Preserved clearance on underbuilt 20 kV line owned by other utility 28 © 3M 2010.70 km) Line length: 0. All Rights Reserved.6 miles (0. Germany Year Installed: 2009 Length: Conductor length: 1.ON Netz GmbH Project: Ostermoor .

Gardiman. allowing us to improve service about one year sooner on a line that is already operating at full capacity”.9 km) Voltage: 88 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 267-T16 Results: • • • Avoided lengthy permitting delays and logistical problems involved in expanding right of way Minimized environmental impact in an environmentally protected area Saved costs by not needing to acquire new right of way “ We originally considered a conventional ACSR upgrade.5 km) Line length: 3. Bandeirante Energia’s executive operations manager for high tension.7 miles (32.1 miles (4. Brazil Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 21. Vitor Luiz G. The innovative 3M ACCR solution saves us a lot of time and expense.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: EDP Bandeirante Project: Ramal Cesar de Sousa Location: Mogi das Cruzes. but the problems posed by construction in the protected area were significant. 29 .

Brazil Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 50 miles (80 km) Line length: 7. São Paulo. – Paulo Ricardo Bombassaro Engineering Director of CPFL Piratininga . taking an estimated 10 months to complete.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Wetlands and Environmentally Sensitive Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: CPFL Piratininga Project: Henry Borden Jabaquara 1-2 and 3-4 Location: Cubatão. with no Construction time”.5 miles (12 km) Voltage: 138 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 780-T10 Results: • • Installed conductor with the same mechanical characteristics as the old conductor Avoided environmental impacts of building a new line through a marshy flood plain Reduced installation time to upgrade ampacity Performed the upgrade while keeping one circuit live Minimized crew time in places with challenging access or critical areas • • • “We would have required two sets of foundations in that difficult terrain. The ACCR stringing needed only 4 months.

2 miles (161.3 km) Line length: 34.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Environmentally Protected Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Georgia Power Project: Kraft-McIntosh Location: Savannah.3 miles (53. GA Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 106.8 km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1622 TW-T13 (823mm2) Results: • • • • • • Doubled capacity of lines while maintaining clearance Used existing towers with few modifications Maintained existing right of way (additional right-of-way was not available) Minimized impact on wet land Installed quickly within the outage window (Only one circuit could be out at a time .10 weeks in the spring and 10 weeks in the fall) Saved several million dollars 31 .

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: New Clearance Limits Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: National Grid Project: A127/B128 Location: Massachusetts Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 400 miles (640 km) Line length: 67 miles (107 km) Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T16 Hawk (238mm2) Results: • • • • • • Replaced vintage 1920’s copper conductor Increased ampacity by approximately 20% Eliminated potential clearance violations Minimized tower reinforcement and replacement Reduced construction outage duration Minimized environmental and abutter impact 32 .

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Dense Population Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: AES Eletropaulo Project: Bandeirantes .6 km) Voltage: 138 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 795-T13 TW Results: • • • • Increased capacity by more than 100% Used existing towers and right of way in a fastgrowing. densely populated area Provided operational reliability in a tropical region with high humidity and extreme summer heat Installed without disrupting highway traffic or disturbing the adjacent river bed 33 .88 miles (11 km) Line length: 1.Itaim Location: Sao Paulo. Brazil Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 6.00 miles (1.

Rene Hernandez.73 km) Voltage: 138 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 680-T19 Results: • • • Increased ampacity by more than 60% Installed without the need to replace existing towers or add new towers Afforded additional capacity at a substantial savings “3M ACCR conductor was chosen after an extensive review of the transmission load issues.00 miles (4.” . The higher ampacity conductor afforded GVEC the additional capacity needed to meet the planning requirement at a substantial savings to the GVEC membership. TX Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 9. 34 .10 miles (14. and the economics regarding replacement and addition of steel transmission structures. system engineer for GVEC.63 km) Line length: 3.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Cost Savings Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Guadalupe Valley Electric Co-op Project: Schertz – Parkway T-361 Location: San Antonio.

) Avoided possible clearance issues during the rainy season Lowered the overall project cost Reduced construction risks and environmental impacts “The use of 3M ACCR conductor helped us to improve our clearance before the rainy season. Espírito Santo.574 miles (918 meters) Voltage: 138 kV double circuit Solution: 3M ACCR 131-T58 (66. Brazil Year installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 3.4 meters (27. 35 .6 miles (5.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Long-span Water Crossing Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: EDP Escelsa Project: Rio Doce Crossing Location: Linhares. when the water level in the river goes very high.” Luiz Tadeu Murad – EDP Escelsa´s Transmission Line Projects and Construction Engineer.5ft.8 mm²) Results: • • • • • Eliminated need to replace towers on Doce River border Improved clearance by 8.8 km) Line length: 0.

0 miles (57.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Reliability Project Overview • • • • • • Customer: Irkutsk Energo Projects: Cimlyanskaya-Irkutsk HPP Cimlyanskaya-Kirovskaya Location: Irkutsk. Russia Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 36. providing reliable power during contingencies 36 .0 km) Voltage: 110 kv Solution: 3M ACCR 427-T13 (215 mm2) 3M ACCR 636-T16 (320 mm2) Results • • • Saved time and money Avoided having to acquire additional right-of-way in urban area Increased ampacity to 1240 – 1600 amps.21 miles (10.94 km) Line length: 6.

38 km) Line length: 1. All Rights Reserved. chief engineer.2 Location: Vologda Year installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 10.74 conductor miles (3 km) • Voltage: 110 kV double circuit Solution: 3M ACCR 300-T16 (150 mm2) Results: • • Increased capacity by 50% on existing towers Improved area reliability while reducing imports from neighboring regions “A five-year investment program that began in 2011 will include additional infrastructure upgrades.” Anatoly Pinizhaninov. Electric Markets Division 37 .8 miles (17. © 3M 2011. of which ACCR will be an important component.ACCR Project Profile: Reliability Project Overview: • • • • • Customer: Vologdaenergo (VSEP) Project: Centralnaya 1.

Installed 3M ACCR without having to replace tower which had been damaged by erosion to the foundations at the river’s edge Installed in 7 days. so line could be re-energized as quickly as possible 38 .600 ft across river .40 km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 588-T73 (283 mm2) Results: • • • Successfully installed conductor 4.7 (4.87 miles (1. Canada Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 2.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Long River Crossing Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: BC Hydro Project: Fraser River Crossing Location: British Columbia.35 km) Line length: .

2 km) Line length: .92 miles (3.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Henan Ping Mine Company Project: Yueshang Line Location: Pingdingshan. China Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 1. circuit miles ( km) Voltage: 35 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 267-T16 Results: • Saved upgrade time using existing towers • Doubled capacity • Provided reliable power for mine company 39 .

Guangdong Province.83 km) Line length: 2.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Challenging Timeline Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Shenzhen Power Utility Project: Liyue Line Location: Shenzhen.8 circuit miles (4. China Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 16.5 km) Voltage: 220 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T16 (238 mm2) Results: • • • Saved upgrade time Increased capacity by almost 200% using existing towers Provided reliable power for highway and railway crossing 40 .67 miles (26.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Clearance Requirements Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Central Maine Power Project: Penobscot River Crossing Location:.48 miles (.77 km) circuit length Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 788-T26 (400mm2) Results: • • Increased clearances for the river to meet Army Corp of Engineers requirements Minimized environmental impact 41 . Bucksport.48 miles (2.38 km) Line length: 0. ME Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 1.

80 miles (18.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Dense Population & Underbuilds Project Overview: • • • • • Customer: Georgia Power Project: Grady to Moreland Location: Atlanta. Georgia Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 11.15 km) • Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 636-T16 (323 mm2) Results: • • • Increased ampacity by 58% Required minimal structure work Avoided significant real estate acquisition costs 42 .82 miles (6.99 km) Line length: 3.

twin bundle (right circuit in upper picture) with a single Curlew ACCR (left circuit in upper picture) 43 . Germany Length: • • Conductor length: 0.09 miles (0.30 miles (0.14 km) 1 or 2 Photos of installation Voltage: 110 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1033-T13 Results: • Proved ease of installation • Installed and operating without any problems and fully in-line with expectations • Energized since June 2011 • Replaced a slightly larger ACSR.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Load Growth From Renewables Project Overview: • • • • • Customer: 50 Hertz Project: Pilot – UW Güstrow Location: Güstrow.48 km) Line length: 0.

35 miles (0.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • Customer: TransnetBW Project: Daxlanden-Eichstetten Pilot Location: Baden-Baden.40 miles (0.56 km) Voltage: 220 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 715-T13 Results: • • • • Proved ease of installation Installed and operating without any problems and fully in line with expectations Energized since November 2011 Replaced a twin bundle of ACSR 240/40 44 . Germany Length: • • Conductor length: 0.64 km) Line length: 0.

3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: PEPCO Project: Dickerson-Quince Orchard & Dickerson-Pleasantview Location: Maryland/Suburban D.2 miles (173.0 miles (28.9 Km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1590 T-11 & 3M ACCR 1033 T-13 Results: • • • Increased ampacity by approximately 84% Minimized environmental impacts and permitting issues by reconductoring on existing towers Saved time – timing was an issue 45 . Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 108.C.8 Km) Circuit length: 18.

New Jersey Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 14.93 miles (23.96 km).89 km) Line length: 4.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: PSE&G (Public Service Enterprise Group) Project: Branchburg to Readington Location: Branchburg. Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1590-T11 (807 mm2) Results: • • Increased ampacity Used existing towers 46 .98 miles (7.

16 miles (8. we have found the best power output option. It was very vital for us to timely receive lines with enhanced capacity. so network companies successfully managed this challenge and performed their obligations at a high-quality level and right on time”. First Deputy General Director of IES 47 .3 km) Voltage: 110 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 300-T16 .3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview • • • • • • Customer: Perm Energo Project: Perm . Andrey Vagner. Russia Year Installed: 2010 Length: • • Conductor length: 32.53 miles (52.Tets-6 Location: Perm.Ostrich Results: • • Increased ampacity from 450 A to 700 A to serve an expanded combined cycle power plant Used exiting rights of way to avoid logistical and permission issues in a crowded urban area “In cooperation with IDGC of the Ural. Ural region.35 km) Line length: 5. which is cheaper and more effective by its implementation at the same time.

6 km) Line length: 2.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Densely Populated or Underbuilt Area Project Overview • • • • • Customer: MOESK Project: Cheremushki .4 miles (21.05 miles ( 3.3 km) • Voltage: 110 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 477-T16 Hawk (238 mm2) Results: • • • • Increased ampacity from 450A up to 1000A Used exiting towers and existing right of way to avoid logistical and permitting issues in urban area Avoided disrupting multilane highways and railroad tracks Installed in one month 48 .Yujhnaya Location: Moscow. Russia Year Installed: 2011 Length: • • Conductor length: 13.

C.34 miles (129.) Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 80. MD (near Washington.29 km) Line length: 6.50 miles (10. D.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: PEPCO Project: Palmers Corner to Burches Hill Location: Clinton.46 km) Voltage: 230 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1590-T11 (807 mm2) Results: • • • Increased ampacity by over 80% Minimized environmental impacts and permitting issues by reconductoring on existing towers Saved time 49 .

40 miles (52.14 km) Line length: 10.90 km) Voltage: 115 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 795-T16 (403 mm2) Results: • • • • Used existing structures Avoided right-of-way issues in an urban area Allowed significant cost savings and faster line construction Installed at night so heavily loaded line could be reenergized during the day 50 .3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Upgrade Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Meralco Project: Zapote-Kamagong-Legazpi Location: Philippines Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 32.50 miles (16.

Brazil Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 1.23 miles (0.25 km) Line length: 0.38 km) Voltage: 138 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 267-T16 (135 mm2) Results: • • Minimized environmental impact in mangrove area by enabling use of smaller foundations and shorter towers Reduced cost compared to conventional solution 51 . Sao Paulo.4 miles (2.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Environmentally Sensitive Area Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: CPFL Piratininga Project: Port of Santos new transmission line Location: Santos.

10 km) Line length: .19 km) Voltage: 345 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 1622-T13 TW (823 mm2) Results: • • • • Kept tower height low enough to avoid FAA compliance issues Avoided new towers and larger foundations in the floodplain.14 miles (13. because longer spans could be used Avoided permitting issues Part of CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zone) projects to enable renewable energy development in Texas 52 .74 miles (1.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: New Construction in an Environmentally Sensitive Area and River Crossing Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: CTT (Cross Texas Transmission) Project: Red River Crossing Location: Texas Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 8.

China Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: . Ningxia Province.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Challenging Timeline Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: Yinchuan Power Utility Project: Yinchuan Substation Part 1 & 2 Location: Yinchuan.1.3 km) Line length: .81 miles (.27 circuit miles (.43km) Voltage: 220 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 795-T13 and 591-T13 Results: • • Doubled capacity within existing substation frame Installed in 9 days 53 .

78 miles (2. 3M’s technical staff made the procurement easy and error free.3M™ ACCR Project Profile: Large Ampacity Increase Project Overview: • • • • • • Customer: City of Palo Alto Project: Park Blvd. – Encina Location: Palo Alto. CPAU. Electric Engineer.7 miles (9. Sr.86 km) Voltage: 60 kV Solution: 3M ACCR 636-T10 (323 mm2) Results: • • • • Increased ampacity by 80% on line in a highly developed urban area Matched the existing sags and tensions Maintained clearance from underbuilt line Enabled the use of existing towers along narrow right of ways and city streets “With 3M ACCR we were able to avoid replacing all of the structures along the route of our sub-transmission reconductoring project. CA Year Installed: 2012 Length: • • Conductor length: 5.” Jim Bujtor.17 km) Line length: 1. 54 .

Paul Riverside Oahu Fargo Washington State Phoenix Phoenix Santa Clara San Diego Waialua-Kahuku Oahu Jamestown to Fargo Pasco Liberty Substation Northern Receiving Station to Scott EPRI test Reason for Installation Installation validation Corrosive environment Heavy ice/wind loads High temp operation Installation validation Year 2001 2002 2002 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 Santan Generating Plant High current operation High temp operation EPRI test Environmentally sensitive Minneapolis/St. Paul Blue Lake to Black Dog area River crossing Dense population and Phoenix Phoenix Metro Trunkline underbuilds AZ/CA border Topock to Davis High growth Shanghai Fort Collins Needles West Virginia YangGao to XinZhou Timberline to Harmony Firehouse to No Name Bedington to Nipetown Sansum and Montague Crossings Loudon to Brambleton Miller Substation Cost and time savings Reliability Reliability Underbuilt facilities Cost and time savings River crossing Underbuilt facilities Underbuilt facilities Load growth 55 .3M™ ACCR 3M ACCR Commercial Installations Current Installations Xcel Energy HECo Western BPA Western SRP PG&E SDG&E Xcel Energy APS Western Shanghai Power Platte River Aha Macav Allegheny Power British Columbia Transmission Company (BC Hydro) Dominion Virginia Power Alabama Power West Virginia Alabama Name Minneapolis/St.

Youngchuan Substations substation. Paul Name Reason for Installation Environmental and Center Loop aesthetics Reliability Load growth Shuinian to Shuangshan Time savings Ochakovo-Odintsovo Load growth Line 64-65 Load growth Bynum to Anniston Cost and time savings Environmental and Palm Sub aesthetics Cost. Songlin substation Jianchuan Substation Substations Ostermoor-Marne HanekenfährGersteinwerk Hoover Pavilion 60 kV Relocation Project Pilot line Pilot line New clearance issue Maximum amps 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 56 . Yuntai substation. Yunnan Dai Electric E. Xcel Energy City of Santa Clara Chongqing Moscow Chita City of Santa Clara Sao Paulo Mumbai Mumbai Varzea Paulista Europe China St. MOESK OAO ChitaEnergo Alabama Power Silicon Valley CTEEP Tata Power Tata Power CPFL RWE Service GmbH Chongqing Grid Co. time and Jup-Val environmental Salsette to Saki Load growth impact Borivali to Malad Ramal Duratex Lab Test Line Lishuwan Substation 3M Center Line Load growth Load growth Cost Test and time savings Link to substation Load growth Cost savings Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Chongqing Grid Co.ON Netz GmbH Amprion GmbH City of Palo Alto China China Germany Germany Palo Alto Qinan substation.3M™ ACCR 3M ACCR Commercial Installations Current Installations Silicon Valley Chongqing Grid Co.

3M™ ACCR 3M ACCR Commercial Installations Current Installations Grand Bahamas Power/Barkley Technologies Silicon Valley Power RTE CPFL Grand Bahamas City of Santa Clara France Iacanga. Environmental impacts Permitting Maximum amps Environmental impacts Year 2009 2009 2010 2010 American Electric Power Company Henan Zhengzhou Power Utility EDP Bandeirante Gray's Harbor PUD1 Hubei Huangshi Power Utility CPFL Meralco Eletropaulo Irkutsk Energo Sinkiang Dushanzi Petrochemical Corp. PSE&G 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 Time savings Daye Line Reliability Environmental impacts Henry Borden Jabaquara Cost and time savings Kaybiga-Novalishe Maximum amps Dense population and Bandeirantes . SP Name Reason for Installation Maximum amps Corrosive environment Heavy winds Kenneth Project Relationship Avoines-Distré Pilot line Tight timeline Iacanga Substation Tietê Environmental impacts River Crossing Risk of construction problems Sporn-Muskingum River Relocation Project Henan Province Mogi das Cruzes. Brazil Washington State Hubei Brazil Philipines São Paulo Irkutsk Xing Jiang New Jersey Helu Line Cesar de Souza Chehalis River Crossing Maximum amps Reduce number of towers Maximum amps.Itaim cost Irkutsk Hydro to Cost savings Kirovskaya Du Shan Zhi (Xing Jiang) Branchberg-Readington Maximum amps 57 .

Cost savings Permitting Issues Densely populated area Maximum amps River Crossing Maximum amps. Guangdong Shenzen Power Utility* Guadalupe Valley Elec.C. Delivery time Maximum amps.C. Co-op National Grid PepCo Volgdaselenergoproekt Massachusettes Shanghai Irkutsk Irkutsk Washington D. Other Maximum amps. Russia Name Section 1 Sanlin Line Cimlyans-Irkutsk HPP Part 1 and 2 Cimlyans . Brazil Alabama Georgia Georgia Henan Guang North America Massachusettes Washington D..2 Maximum amps 58 . Challenging timeline Year 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Schertz .Irkutsk Kirovskaya Circuit 1 and 2 Dickerson-Quince Orchard Rio Doce Crossing Montgomery Montgomery Substation Blandford-Little Ogeechee Kraft-McIntosh (part 1 of 2 .black) Yueshang Project Liyue Line Reason for Installation Cost savings Maximum amps.3M™ ACCR 3M ACCR Commercial Installations Current Installations National Grid Shanghai Power Utility Irkutsk Energo Irkutsk Energo PepCo EDP Escelsa Alabama Power Georgia Power Georgia Power Henan Ping Mining Co.Parkway T-361 Total project cost Section 2 Maximum amps Dickerson-Pleasant View Clearance requirements Centralnaya 1.. Vologda. Cost savings Maximum amps.

Pilot Guestrow 50 Hertz Pilot Pilot line UW Yinshuan Substation Pt. Grady-Moreland Underbuild Penobscot River Xing Heavy ice 2L22 230 kV Fraser River Long River Crossing Crossing Critical line issues Zapote Paco Malibay Maximum amps Daxlanden-Eichstetten Maximum amps. Park Blvd. Short Timelines 2 Yinshuan Substation Pt.3M™ ACCR 3M ACCR Commercial Installations Current Installations Georgia Power Central Maine Power Co BC Hydro Meralco EnBW 50 Hertz Yinchuan Power Utility Yinchuan Power Utility CTT .Burches Washington D. Short Timelines 1 Environmentally sensitive Red River Crossing area River crossing Palmers Corner . Sub .2 Cost savings Dense Population. Hill Environmentally sensitive area Santos Port Crossing River crossing New clearance limits Zapote Paco Malibay Maximum amps TETS 1.Cross Texas Transmission PEPCO Georgia USA Canada Philipines Germany Germany China China USA USA Name Reason for Installation Dense Population.C.Encina Underbuilds Maximum Amps Year 2012 2011 2011 2012 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 CPFL Meralco Perm City of Palo Alto Brazil Philippines Russia USA 2012 2012 2010 2012 59 .