Iceland’s Geothermal Advantage

Power Sales Group Inc. CEO, Brian Curley recently traveled to Iceland, a country that takes full advantage of its constant geological activity.  “During my trip to Iceland, we toured many parts of this island country,” says Curley. “We saw beautiful sights including many geothermal and hydro energy generating facilities.” Some interesting facts emerged about this small country’s energy business: Because Iceland is a volcanic island, geothermal energy is plentiful, clean and renewable. It accounts for 25-30% of the country’s electricity needs. Hydro power is also plentiful in Iceland, accounting for almost 70% of the electricity needs of the country. In total, Iceland generates a staggering 87% of its own energy needs (when all uses are included – electricity, heat, hot water, automobile fuel, etc.). Power is so cheap and plentiful in Iceland that close to 70% of the electricity produced is used by the aluminum industry. Aluminum smelting is very power-intensive so Iceland’s resource is attractive economically to this industry, even with the cost of importing bauxite ore to the island. Iceland is exploring a project to export it’s inexpensive and abundant power to Great Britain via an undersea cable. This would provide a much needed boost to Iceland’s economy.    ...

Easy Splice Repair

We are excited to announce the development of the new ClampStar 1631 unit is complete and ready for purchase! This new unit will satisfy customers with a need to accommodate large diameter conductors sized from 1272 Bittern to 1780 Chukar and up through 2000 kcmil Cowslip AAC. The 1631 unit utilizes a radically different design that’s sleek and lighter weight than previous ClampStar units.  Remember, ClampStar transmission class units are designed to protect and thermally uprate connectors to meet N-1 contingency conditions as well as continuous service. With ClampStar®, failing splices are repaired with NO power interruption and splice replacement is no longer necessary. ClampStar® installs in a fraction of the time, usually with one man and a hot-stick. No mechanical grips, come-alongs, jumper cables or cutters are needed. And ClampStar® meets ANSI C119.4 Class AA is extra heavy duty and restores both electrical and mechanical integrity on weathered conductors. There’s no need to cut power or lines and it easily installs over the existing splice. ClampStar® also increases ampacity allowing for system up-rates and is significantly safer than traditional splice replacements. ClampStar® is available in both rigid and flexible versions to accommodate various cable diameters for both transmission and distribution applications.   Quick Facts – Installs in less than 10 minutes on energized lines – Decreases total installation time by 70 – 80% – Easily Installs over existing connectors – No mechanical grips, Come-Alongs,  jumper cables or cutters needed – Installs with a hot stick or barehand   Please contact us at sales@power-sales.com for more information....