Big Rivers http://wfpl.org en Coalition Forms to Oppose Electricity Rate Increase in Western Ky. from Smelter Deal http://wfpl.org/post/coalition-forms-oppose-electricity-rate-increase-western-ky-smelter-deal <p></p><p>A coalition of western Kentucky businesses and residents has formed in hopes of minimizing the fallout of an electricity rates deal between Big Rivers Electric Co-Op and western Kentucky aluminum smelters.</p><p>The coalition is worried the deal will lead to higher utility bills for residents and businesses.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aluminum prices have been low in the past few years, and across Kentucky, aluminum smelters have sought to save money on their electricity bills.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:38:53 +0000 Kenny Colston 5435 at http://wfpl.org Coalition Forms to Oppose Electricity Rate Increase in Western Ky. from Smelter Deal What Will it Take to Make Western Kentucky Aluminum Smelters Profitable? http://wfpl.org/post/what-will-it-take-make-western-kentucky-aluminum-smelters-profitable <p>Over the past several months, there have been worries that two big aluminum smelters in western Kentucky will shut down. Rio Tinto-Alcan has a plant in Sebree (Webster County) and Century Aluminum has a plant in Hawesville (Hancock County).</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1964 at http://wfpl.org What Will it Take to Make Western Kentucky Aluminum Smelters Profitable?