Aerial Bunched Cable (ABC) System

Easy accessibility to overhead distribution network has led to rampant electricity theft, endangering basic safety.

To combat this menace the Company has implemented ABC system, which comprises of insulated cable conductor, tension and anchor clamps, and tap connections for low voltage overhead line networks. The cables are usually cross-linked polyethylene insulated, complying with IEC 502 having thickness in excess of the standard values, giving extra mechanical strength and incorporating carbon black colour to provide protection against ultra-violet radiation.

Under such network arrangement, the Company is drawing overhead lines within the labyrinthine lanes and bye-lanes at villages by erecting pilfer-proof ABC precluding the possibility of pilferage. This not only improves the network efficiency and voltage profile but also quality power supply at ‘village homes’ a reality.