GED Completes Fifth 33 kV ACCC® Distribution Project in Goa, India

Written by Dave Bryant

June 14, 2022

In a few short months during 2021 and 2022, Goa Electricity Department completed five double circuit 33 kV distribution line upgrades using ACCC® Conductor to replace ACSR conductors. GED (Goa Electricity Department) projects included Tivim to Nachinola; Tivim to Dhargal Tapping Structure; Nachinola to Porvorim; Porvorim to Saligao; and Kadamba to Bambolim.

GED selected ACCC® Conductor to replace 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. Apar Industries Limited provided engineering and installation services as well as more than 200 km of ACCC® Conductor used for all five projects. Sicame India provided ACCC® Hardware and Steel Authority of India, Ltd. Provided a number of new Rail Poles.

ACCC® Master Installer Vikash Choudhary was on site to offer installation support. Mr. Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Senior Vice President – Conductor Division, Apar Industries Ltd. stated: “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.”

For more information about reconductoring with ACCC® Conductors, please contact [email protected]

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