Century seeks similar power deals for Ky. smelters

Jul 31, 2013 | 05:53 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Century Aluminum, Michael Bless, Shelly Harrison, Kentucky Public Service Commision, electricity rates, Southwire, wire, cable high-purity aluminum

CHICAGO — Century Aluminum Co. wants to model a new power deal for its Sebree, Ky., smelter on one under consideration by officials for its Hawesville, Ky., smelter.

Executives at the Chicago-based aluminum producer said the potential deals, which would see both facilities buy power on the open market, would reduce cash costs at its U.S. operations by $180 per tonne and make Century "breakeven" at a London Metal Exchange aluminum price of approximately $1,750 per tonne.....

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