Environment Victoria makes false claim

02 Mar 2010

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An Environment Victoria media statement today claiming that International Power Australia’s Hazelwood power station had “lost the electricity supply contract for Alcoa and its single largest customer” is wrong, the company’s Group Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr Jim Kouts said this afternoon.

Mr Kouts said Hazelwood does not hold, and never has held, the electricity supply contract for Alcoa’s aluminium smelters at Point Henry and Portland.

“Environment Victoria’s claims are mischievous or in error, and are wrong,” Mr Kouts said.

He said Environment Victoria has been asked to remove the comment from its website immediately.

Environment Victoria makes false claim