Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement of a renewed 7-year partnership agreement between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement:

“The Alcoa aluminum smelting facility in Massena provides hundreds of good-paying jobs to workers in the North Country, and eliminating their partnership with the New York Power Authority would have been disastrous for both our region’s energy industry and hardworking families,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I applaud Alcoa and NYPA for their commitment to North Country workers and am thrilled that they have reached an agreement to continue their productive partnership. I will continue to work with Alcoa to ensure they remain a strong economic driver in my district.”

Alcoa and NYPA first reached a deal in 2015 which included $30 million in low-cost electricity from NYPA, and a commitment from Alcoa to keep hundreds of full-time employees on the payroll at their smelting facility in Massena. The agreement was set to expire on March 31 of this year.