Alcoa's Portland smelter saved from near fatal power outage as workers roll up their sleeves

By Katrina Lovell
Updated November 18 2019 - 6:13pm, first published 5:00pm
Some of the high-voltage powerlines that lead to the Portland smelter.
Some of the high-voltage powerlines that lead to the Portland smelter.

A "nearly fatal" power outage at Alcoa's Portland smelter at the weekend has prompted calls for work to be done to stabilise the state's electricity grid.

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