Responding to summer power demand
The development of a Summer Demand Response Program (SDRP), has prepared Alcoa’s operations in Western Australia to return 28MW (megawatts) of power to the State’s power grid.
The SDRP is the formal plan and process that enables Alcoa’s Pinjarra and Kwinana refineries to identify peak periods of power consumption during Western Australia’s notoriously hot summer months. The refinery then responds by reducing its own power consumption and diverts the much needed power back to the grid.
Pinjarra Refinery Maintenance Manager Andrew Harrison explains the benefits of the program for the Western Australian community and Alcoa.
Alcoans around the world volunteer for their community
October was Month of Service for Alcoans around the world.
Every year, Alcoa encourages its employees to get out in the community and help support local people and organisations.
Across 21 countries around the world, Alcoa employees volunteered their time in a range of events including:
- Cleaning the rubbish and debris from the moat around a castle in France.
- Helping the elderly to stay active in Brazil by involving them in a dance marathon.
- Preparing the downhill ski park for the winter season in Canada.
- Exercising dogs and cleaning up around a dog shelter in Hungary.