Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the announcement of a tentative agreement on a long-term power contract between Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Alcoa for its Intalco Works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Washington. The proposed contract, which runs through September 2022, will ensure power supply for the smelter and help sustain the economic impact the plant brings to the region. There will be a 90-day extension of the current contract to allow the proposed contract to go through the required public process, with finalization in December 2012.
"This is fantastic news for workers in Ferndale," said Senator Patty Murray. "The proposed long-term power sale contract preserves family-wage jobs for the more than 600 employees of Intalco. I'm proud to have been a federal partner in this effort and I look forward to the successful completion of the contract later this year."