Meridian Energy notes the statement from New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS1), that the owners of the Tiwai Point smelter have begun exploring potential pathways with electricity generators for the smelter’s future, beyond the end of the current contract in December 2024.
Meridian will engage with NZAS as part of its process and expects this will include contract negotiations.
A copy of NZAS’s statement can be found here:
1NZAS is a joint venture between Rio Tinto (79.36%) and Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited (20.64%).
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