Century Aluminum Says W.Va. Plant Still Priority

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A Century Aluminum spokeswoman says restarting the company's plant in Ravenswood remains a priority.

Lindsey Berryhill says the company is committed to working with Appalachian Power Co. and state regulators to determine an electricity rate for the plant that will allow it to resume operations.

Berryhill says the annual cost of electricity has risen substantially since the plant was closed in February 2009.

She says that the company is proposing a special rate that would be adjusted quarterly based on the global price of aluminum.

The PSC said last week that it will have to determine how much Appalachian Power will charge Century Aluminum for electric service for the plant.