Tomago Aluminium chief executive confirms the smelter's output is down due to the high cost of power

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated November 27 2019 - 9:09pm, first published 3:06am
Energy intensive : Tomago Aluminium chief executive Matt Howell said the smelter is operating below capacity due to the cost of power. Picture: Max Mason Hubers

Tomago Aluminium chief executive Matt Howell has backed up comments from one of the smelter's owners who said Australian aluminium manufacturing would be lost unless the price of reliable power comes down.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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