CRU's Aluminium Smelter Power Tariffs, 2016 Edition, published March 30, 2016, reports the world average smelter power tariffs decreased in 2015. CRU Consultant Helena Norrgren writes "There have been three key themes helping to drive down smelter power tariffs: power sector reforms and government intervention in China; a decline in wholesale energy prices in the world ex. China; and the devaluation of currencies against a strong US dollar."
CRU’s Aluminium Smelter Power Tariffs service provides detailed and independent analysis of aluminium smelting power contracts around the world, along with our forecasts for the global industry through to 2016. The service draws upon the expertise of our aluminium analysts based in London, Beijing and the US to examine the global market. Our market analysis looks at the main drivers of power tariffs, including a dedicated chapter on GHG emissions and its impacts on the industry. It is complemented by individual profiles for 184 smelters worldwide, which provide detailed information on their power contracts and tariffs.
This exclusive service provides clients with an independent and comprehensive review of the market for smelter power contracts around the world and enables clients to optimally plan their business strategies.
This exclusive service provides clients with an independent and comprehensive review of the market for smelter power contracts around the world and enables clients to optimally plan their business strategies by answering the key questions facing the market, including:
- How have power rates evolved in the past year?
- How do different companies and operations benchmark against each other?
- Which regions will be the most attractive for operations in the years ahead? Which regions are most at risk?
- How will the competitiveness of different smelters change as power rates evolve?