Alcoa, Lightweight metals leader has recently declared that it has reached an agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that will help improve the competitiveness of its Intalco smelter. As a result, the smelter will not curtail at the end of the second quarter as previously announced by the Company.
This short-term amendment with BPA, combined with the state of Washington’s USD 3M budget proviso for workforce training, are key factors in helping Intalco remains competitive. Alcoa thanks Governor Inslee; its federal delegation led by Senators Murray and Cantwell, and Representatives DelBene and Larsen; the state legislative delegation led by Senators Ranker and Ericksen; and BPA for their support. Intalco Works, located in Washington State, has a capacity of 279,000 metric tons per year.