Mercury Cable Completes its Third HVCRC Installation in Mexico

Dana Point, CA January 30, 2014 Mercury Cable & Energy, Inc. (“Mercury Cable”), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (“HVCRC”) for electrical transmission lines, completed an installation of Lapwing HVCRC Smart Conductor in the Moctezuma II project located in Moctezuma, Mexico. This transmission line is the third installation of HVCRC Smart Conductor completed in Mexico.

Moctezuma II, is the follow on project to an earlier national pilot project which re-conductored a key sub-station in Moctezuma and the increased ampacity of the HVCRC Conductor resolved a critical problem for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). In utilizing the HVCRC Smart Conductor CFE was able to upgrade the existing lines without replacing any of the key infrastructure.

“We are very excited to be providing Mercury’s superior smart grid products to Mexico. With the successful completion of this third HVCRC installation, we expect to participate in larger projects incorporating HVCRC Smart Conductor into the national power grid with Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in 2014.” Says Luis Breton, CEO of PPCS, the energy services firm overseeing the project.

Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is the national electric generation, transmission and distribution utility serving all of Mexico. CFE operates as a decentralized public entity of the Federal Government of Mexico via sixteen Distribution regional branches, Nine Transmission Regional Branches, and five CPTT Regional Branches.

Power Products Consulting Services based in Mexicali Mexico, is an established international manufacturer’s representative with a broad spectrum product line providing cable, insulators, poles and substation components to the utility transmission and distribution industry and alternative energy components for the solar, wind and bio-fuel industries.

Mercury Cable & Energy is a privately held developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC), Smart Conductors for the Smart Grid. The patented HVCRC Smart Conductor is superior to existing conductors in a number of key performance areas including:

• Up to double the current carrying capacity of ACSR
• Substantially reduces high temperature sag
• Requires fewer structures for new line construction
• Increases capacity of existing rights of way and structures through retrofitting
• Eliminates bimetallic corrosion
• Significantly reduces line losses compared to same diameter conventional conductors at equal operating temperatures

Contact: Mercury Cable & Energy
Todd Harris, President

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