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A subsidiary of Composite Technology Corporation Irvine, California INNOVATIVE CONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS FOR POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS.

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1 A subsidiary of Composite Technology Corporation Irvine, California INNOVATIVE CONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS FOR POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

2 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Introducing the CTC Cable Solution - ACCC A novel cable design using proven advanced materials Increases capacity Improves reliability of a grid system Improves the safety of any power grid Core incorporates high-strength carbon and glass fibers with special polymers to create a cable that: Virtually eliminates thermal sag ACCC (Aluminum Conductor Composite Core) Conductor

3 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Provides up to 100% increase in ampacity Has higher conductivity Significantly reduces elevated temperature sag Exhibits excellent self-dampening characteristics Reduced sag and high-strength core allows greater spans (reduces number of structures or reducing height requirements) Non-metallic core eliminates bi-metallic corrosion Can replace ACSR without modifying structures due to its similar weight and tension properties The CTC Cable Solution - ACCC

4 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. ACCC Cable Solutions for the Transmission Grid Increased power demand Aging transmission grid Increasing number of constrained lines Increased blackout potential Difficulties in obtaining new pathway approvals Limited incentives for investment in the grid Increasing environmental concerns Regulatory constraints The ACCC Cable Provides Solutions for the Following:

5 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. concentric round conventional TW ACCC/TW eg 795 kcmil eg 959.6 kcmil eg 1020 kcmil Compared to conventional conductors of the same diameter: CTCs ACCC core is lighter and stronger than steel The ACCC cable has 28% more aluminum for increased conductivity The ACCC cable uses trapezoidal-shaped aluminum wires and smaller diameter core to increase the kcmil rating ACCC Design Features ACCCs Design is Stronger, Lighter and More Efficient

6 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. ACCC – Superior High-Temp Performance ACCC operated 57° cooler than ACSR with identical current ACCC cable: 4.5 inches at 183°C ACSR cable: 60.3 inches at 240°C Demonstrating Sag Advantage Kinetrics facility, Toronto, Nov. 2003 ACCC Has Very Low Thermal Expansion Coefficient Testing at temperatures approaching 200 degrees C, shows the cable exhibiting very little sag

7 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Comparison Conductors High Temperature Sag Comparison ACCCs Exceptional High Temperature, Low Sag Capability ACCC Conductor

8 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. ACCCs greater aluminum content enables higher conductivity and lower resistance properties, lowering I 2 R power losses. Comparison Conductors Lower I 2 R Power Losses ACCC Has Lowest I 2 R Power Losses

9 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. ACCC-ACCR-ACSS-ACSR Comparison

10 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. ACCC Installation Overview A unique wedge assembly crimped inside the aluminum housing, assures long-term reliable performance. EPRI Solutions Haslet, TX, 8/04 Holland BOPW Holland, MI, 8/04 Niagara Mohawk Buffalo, NY, 11/04 City of Kingman Kingman, KS, 12/04 Austin Energy Austin, TX, 12/04 Arizona Public Svc. Phoenix, AZ, 3/05 Xcel Energy Denver, CO, 5/05 Installations to date, include: ACCC Installations Use Conventional Methods and Tools

11 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. On-going testing and analysis will continue to ensure ACCC performance leadership. Stress / Strain Creep Thermal elongation and sag Self dampening Connector interface Axial impact Torsional ductility Flexural strength Environmental degradation Electrical resistivity Conductivity Power loss Impedance EMF/Corona Sheave Thermal expansion Fatigue Notched impact ACCC Comprehensive Testing ACCC Establishes Performance Leadership Through Testing

12 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Team Designs and Manufactures Hardware for ACCC CTC and FCI Burndy Team for Accessories CTC produces core FCI/Burndy produces splices, deadends and accessories Accessories marketed world-wide All CTC accessories are designed for full tension use, achieving a minimum of 95% of the ASTM rated strength of the ACCC conductor.

13 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. After extensive analysis and empirical testing, ACCCs electrical and mechanical characteristics have been included in the PLS CADD design tool ACCC in PLS CADD Design Tool DRAKE ACSR Tension = 5600 lbs. Sag @ 50°C (122°F) Ampacity = 590 amps DRAKE ACCC Tension = 3600 lbs. Sag @ 125°C (257°F) Ampacity = 1450amps Power Line Designers Can Now Use ACCC in PLS-CADD

14 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. PLAT - New Power Line Analysis Tool by CTC Showcases CTCs innovative technology vs. conventional commodity products Designed for utility executives and planning engineers to understand the increased financial, mechanical and electrical advantages of ACCC The most comprehensive comparative line analysis tool in the industry Illustrates that ACCC is the most cost-effective and reliable solution for increased power delivery P.L.A.T. is available at: http://65.104.111.5/PowerLineAnalysisTool/

15 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. ACCC Conductor Economic Benefit Summary Reduction in congestion cost Revenue potential while reducing rates to consumers Growth long after traditional solutions have reached maximum output Increased daily power throughput Confirm Economic and Performance Benefits for Each Line with CTCs PLAT

16 Copyright 2005 Composite Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. CTC began ACCC conductor development in 2001 CTC composite conductor core testing initiated 2003 General Cable begins wrapping aluminum wire around CTCs core to produce ACCC/TW conductor in 2003 FCI/Burndy strategic relationship formed in 2004 CTC Cable Corporation subsidiary begins commercial production in 2004 History of the ACCC Conductor


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