Hendrix To Showcase Spacer Cable System at Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition

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Visit Booth 3095 to see how the system works for challenging topography or soil conditions.

Hendrix, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces that it will be showcasing its Spacer Cable System at the upcoming American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s), Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition, May 22-25, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, Booth # 3095. At Renewable Energy installations, the Spacer Cable System is ideal for situations where topography or soil conditions are unfavorable for bare or UG wire, where savings can be realized with multiple collector circuits, where ROW is at a premium, or wildlife protection is an issue.

Hendrix provides complete support services, from project planning stages to system operation, making it easy to use spacer cable. Hendrix offers a no obligation design service for wind farm owners, which provides a job layout, cost estimate, bill of materials, conductor sizing, sag and tension, guying, grounding, arrester requirements, and pole loading calculations.

Spacer cable has been used by utilities for many years to improve the reliability and power quality of primary distribution systems while making them more resistant to storm damage. The compact configuration and reduced clearance requirements allow for multiple circuits to be installed on a single pole, thus combating right of way problems and saving money by reducing the number of poles required. Over or under building Spacer cable systems in substation exits, alleyways, and feeder circuits can greatly reduce the cost of adding capacity.

The system strength makes Hendrix Spacer Cable ideal for long spans in excess of 1500 feet. The close spacing of phase conductors results in lower total line impedance and thus improved voltage regulation, reducing the need for reactive compensation on long runs.

Hendrix Spacer Cable system conductors have a covering that is able to withstand temporary contact with tree branches and other vegetation, thus reducing outages and improving power quality. This, along with the compact configuration of the system, greatly reduces the need for vegetation removal during circuit installation, and cuts annual tree trimming costs by 50 to 80 percent over the life of the system, improving reliability, preserving the canopy, and facilitating environmental stewardship. Additionally, wildlife is protected from exposure to lethal currents.

Hendrix provides customized job kits, which can be shipped to a warehouse or directly to the job site. The company also offers installation instructions, construction drawings, and a detailed video reviewing construction requirements and techniques. Installation equipment is available, and Hendrix field engineers can work directly with wind farm construction crews to train them and help layout the job.

To learn more about the superior power quality offered by Hendrix Wire & Cable Spacer Cable systems, please visit Hendrix in booth #3095 at the upcoming Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition or online at http://www.hendrix-wc.com.

About Hendrix Aerial Cable & Systems
Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems is one of five operating divisions of Marmon Utility LLC, a provider of high-quality overhead and underground power distribution products located in Milford, NH. The division’s benchmark product, Spacer Cable, formed the foundation of the company in 1951, solving local utilities’ reliability problems, reducing weather-related outages, and providing options for areas difficult to engineer with standard bare wire systems. Today, Hendrix Spacer Cable is available at 15kV through 69 kV.

ISO 9001-certified Marmon Utility LLC is a member company of The Marmon Group, an international association of more than 125 business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. Member companies have collective revenues of $7 billion. More information about the company is available at http://www.hendrix-wc.com.

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