Sterlite Power has unveiled two state-of-the-art technologies – 96 Fiber optical ground wire (OPGW) and aluminum conductor composite core ultra low sag (ACCC ULS) Brahmaputra high performance conductor (HPC), to deliver reliable, secure, and highly efficient power transmission solutions at the 15th edition of ELECRAMA 2023.
These solutions will enable increased digitisation of the transmission sector while reducing transmission losses. The 96 Fiber OPGW is a special higher fiber count OPGW developed with a view to bolster India’s power transmission infrastructure that needs to be future-ready to handle the increasing electricity demand and data traffic. With advantages like greater bandwidth and faster data transfer rates, a high fiber count OPGW technology is particularly important for India which has emerged as the world’s largest and fastest-growing market for digital technologies and services. Developed for the first time in India, this OPGW design is suitable for installation on towers of 132/220kV and 400 kV voltage lines and will serve as a cost-effective solution, enabling faster and more reliable communication, while expanding energy access to underserved areas. The ACCC ULS Brahmaputra HPC is a first-of-its-kind high performance conductor that has been developed to overcome the limitations and challenges associated with the critical crossing of River Brahmaputra – one of the longest rivers in India. Globally, this is a first of its kind conductor that combines special earth wire and OPGW. The unique design combines aluminium alloy with composite core with ultra-low sag, which improves the efficiency, capacity, reliability, and resiliency of the critical river crossing span.