Cables

Power Transmission Conductors

Conductors transmit electric power. Most high-voltage conductors used by Laleli CCE are made of aluminum with a steel core that gives the cable its required strength.

Curiously, these conductors are bare: the air around them provides insulation. Each conductor is stranded, meaning it consists of several wires twisted together. This makes a conductor more flexible and more exposed to air, a feature that helps cool the conductor and therefore increase its conductivity. Electricity meets resistance when passing through hot metal, a phenomenon that transforms part of the electrical energy into thermal energy, a type of energy loss.