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Public Service Commission approves agreements for power supplied to Sebree smelter
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 31, 2014 4:01 AM EST
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved agreements that Century Aluminum of Kentucky says are necessary to keep operating a western Kentucky smelter.
The PSC said in its order Thursday that the agreements are substantially the same as those it approved in August for the Century smelter in Hawesville.
The Hawesville smelter has about 700 employees and the Sebree smelter about 500.
Big Rivers has a pending rate increase request to compensate for revenue it will lose when it is no longer producing power sold to the Sebree smelter. In October, Big Rivers was granted a rate adjustment to compensate for lost revenue from the Hawesville smelter.