Century’s power rate request denied

Dec 17, 2012 | 04:38 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Public Service Commission of West Virginia, PSC, aluminum, Century Aluminum, Ravenswood plant, aluminum smelter, power rate, Suzy Waite

LONDON — Century Aluminum Co.’s request for reconsideration of a proposed power agreement at its idled Ravenswood, W.Va., smelter has been denied by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia.

The PSC in October approved a special power rate for the 170,000-tonne-per-year smelter, which has been shut since 2009. It agreed to link Ravenswood’s power contract to the price of aluminum on the London Metal Exchange but denied Century’s request to pass on some of the costs to Appalachian Power Co.’s other power users, including some residential customers (amm.com, Oct. 4).....

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