A Breakthrough in Covered Primary Conductor

Published on August 31, 2021

Client Problem: 

Covered primary conductor offers advantages in wildfire mitigation, but the extra weight and sag of the conductor means replacing existing poles to handle the higher conductor loads.  Infrastructure replacement is expensive and time consuming when compared to simple reconductoring.


TS covered primary conductor is smaller in diameter and lighter than traditional conductors.  So, you can replace bare conductor with covered TS and still keep your pole loads in check. This translates to lower cost, quicker deployment programs for wildfire mitigation.

As an example, compared to 1/0 ACSR, 1/0  TS is 11% smaller in diameter, 25% lighter, 50% better in tensile strength and can handle 326 Amps continuously – all at a better sag profile.

Call us to discuss your conductor needs in more detail!