Economy

Tiwai Point smelter eyes future power arrangements

Riley Kennedy
Thu, 28 Jul 2022

Tiwai Point smelter eyes future power arrangements
New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter is looking towards its future beyond 2024. (Image: NZAS)
Riley Kennedy
Thu, 28 Jul 2022
New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) is investigating future power arrangements as it prepares for a future beyond 2024 when it was to have closed. The Rio Tinto-controlled smelter said it has started working with power companies to explore a future past the 2024 point when its existing contract with Meridian Energy ends. Meridian, whose Manapouri scheme was originally built to service the smelter, noted the statement and said it will engage with NZAS and expects to negotiate a new contract. “There is lots of work t...

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