Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Savings of more than 10 per cent had already been made by cutting an "enormous" 66MW of power use - the equivalent of 600,000 homes reducing power by 10 per cent.

That is serious numbers. Even if households could achieve a 10% drop, let alone consistently, one company has been doing that since May. Any suggestion to take a potline off for further reductions is madness.

Bravo Zulu, Comalco.

Potlines were not designed to be switched on and off, and operated at their "most energy and emissions-efficient" when running with a stable raw materials and electricity supply.

Tell the government where to stick their lack of power planning. Cuts in an election year can only be good.

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