Century said likely to buy power from grid

Nov 12, 2012 | 05:23 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Century Aluminum, Big Rivers Electric, Hawesville smelter, aluminum, smelter, London Metal Exchange, LME, grid Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Century Aluminum Co. is now primarily considering purchasing power off the grid, or spot market, for its Hawesville, Ky., smelter, as opposed to re-signing a multiyear contract with Big Rivers Electric Corp., a spokesman for the utility told AMM Monday.

"Century is looking to go to the market. That’s (pretty much) the only thing that’s been discussed," the Big Rivers spokesman said. "That looks like the direction they want to go. I haven’t heard a word of a (new) contract (with us)."....

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