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Superior Essex Announces RUS Acceptance of its Medium Voltage Cables

June 17, 2015
By Business Wire News


Superior Essex announces acceptance approval by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to the List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Systems of USDA Rural Development Electrification Borrowers. This acceptance includes the full range of Medium Voltage cables, 15kV through 35kV, for underground distribution systems, in accordance with rule 7 CFR 1728.204, items U hv-1.

With this notification acceptance, Superior Essex is eligible to bid on Utility Cooperative projects funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. Additionally, this range of products now offers compliance to the applicable ICEA, AEIC, and RUS standards.

Eligible products include Medium Voltage Primary UD, 15kV – 35kV, with filled strand conductors, TR-XLPE insulation, uncoated copper concentric wires, and a polyethylene jacket. These cables are manufactured by Superior Essex in its state-of-the-art facility in Tarboro, North Carolina.

“The acceptance of our Medium Voltage UD cables by the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is another milestone for Superior Essex, one that strategically expands our MV energy cable solutions to support the electrical transmission and distribution customers in the Electric Utility Co-op markets. We are proud to continue to provide our customers with reliable, high-performance products that are manufactured in the U.S. and service multiple distribution markets,” says Steve Waller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Energy Products.

For more information about Superior Essex MV UD cables, visit our website.

About Superior Essex

Superior Essex International LP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cable, wire and accessory products serving the communications industry, energy industry and related distribution markets. Energy product lines include low voltage instrumentation, control and power tray cables, and medium voltage tray and underground cables. Superior Essex International LP is a subsidiary of Superior Essex Inc.

Superior Essex International LP
Art Gonzalez, 770-657-6000
Director Marketing and Product Management – Energy