Alcoa to Restart Idled U.S. Smelters
The restarts, which allow Alcoa to take advantage of low-cost power options, are occurring now to help Alcoa meet anticipated growth in aluminum demand and to meet obligations outlined in power agreements with energy providers. Power rates at Wenatchee and Massena, where long-term contracts have been secured, are about 40% below worldwide averages. All the restarts will be powered by sustainable, renewable hydropower.