Lower-cost power ‘essential’ for smelter viability: Noranda

Apr 02, 2014 | 01:47 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Layle Smith, Noranda, rate case, Ameren, electricity costs, Century Aluminum, Ormet, aluminum Michael Cowden

SAN ANTONIO — Affordable power is necessary for any primary aluminum smelter to survive, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s top executive said during a press conference April 2 at the Aluminum Association’s spring meeting in San Antonio.

"As you’re looking at the viability of a smelter, whether it’s a brand-new one or an existing one, cost-competitive power is essential," Noranda president and chief executive officer Layle K. "Kip" Smith said.....

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