AMM
American Metal Market

April 7, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Market divided on Felman rate impact 

NEW YORK - Silicomanganese traders are divided on whether free-market spot prices will be negatively impacted after Felman Production LLC won a special electricity rate for its New Haven, W.Va., smelter.

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The State Journal
April 7, 2014
By Linda Harris

PSC approves special rate plan for Felman Production's New Haven plant 

The state Public Service Commission has approved an electric rate discount of up to $9 million a year for Felman Production's silicomanganese plant in New Haven, leaving it to company officials now to decide if they can live with the terms.

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The Point Pleasant Register
April 5, 2014

Felman responds to PSC ruling 

NEW HAVEN —Though the company didn’t get everything it asked for, Felman Production appears to be pleased with Thursday’s ruling from the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia allowing the company to receive a discount off its electricity costs under certain market conditions.

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Platts
April 4, 2014
By Bob Matyi

Felman 'pleased' with power relief; seeks revised USW deal 

US silicomanganese producer Felman Production is "very pleased" with a West Virginia regulatory decision that provides the company with a special variable electricity rate plan, adding a union vote scheduled for next week could also strengthen the "long-term viability" of its currently idled 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven.

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WSAZ
UPDATE: New Deal Could Lead to Felman Production Reopening

April 4, 2014
By Michael Clouse

UPDATE: New Deal Could Lead to Felman Production Reopening 

An alloy plant that has had nearly 200 layoffs during the past year is getting some help from the West Virginia Public Service Commission.

Felman Production on Friday announced that West Virginia’s Public Service Commission issued an order that establishes a special variable rate plan based on market conditions. Specifically, it would determine when Felman would receive a discount off its electricity costs when the ferroalloy market is down and pay a premium when times are good.

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