Rio Tinto Alcan seeks competitive power prices

Oct 04, 2013 | 10:46 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Rio Tinto Alcan, Etienne Jacques, Arnaud Soirat, Aluminium Association of Canada, Jean Simard, electricity, power rates, aluminum Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. wants the province of Quebec to provide cheaper energy to its manufacturing sector, including the aluminum industry.

More than three-quarters of the world’s aluminum smelters benefit from power prices lower than those available to large industrial users in Quebec, Étienne Jacques, chief operating officer of the Montreal-based aluminum producer’s North American primary metal segment, said in a statement. "For Rio Tinto Alcan, competitive energy for the aluminum industry is one of the key components of sustainable growth."....





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