12 Jan SAE Awarded Hydro One Contract to Supply ConduDisc® Utility Pole Ground Plates
SAE Inc. (SAE), a leading manufacturer of innovative, engineered grounding solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a vendor contract from Hydro One, Canada’s largest electricity transmission and distribution service provider. The Hydro One contract is to manufacture and supply SAE’s ConduDisc®, a utility pole ground plate that virtually eliminates ground plate corrosion, extending the service life of the grounding plate to 60 years ̶ the life of the utility pole. ConduDisc® is manufactured using a conductive, water impermeable polymeric, moulded material which encapsulates a galvanized steel plate and reduces electrode corrosion by 99.9%.
ConduDisc® is truly the One and Done solution for utility distribution pole grounding. “By utilizing ConduDisc® at every pole, utilities will improve network reliability and SAIDI/SAIFI performance, eliminate future pole grounding maintenance, and save millions of dollars over decades of service life,” according to Todd Sirola, CEO of SAE Inc.