The Morris facility is a 177 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration facility located on Equistar Chemicals LP's (Equistar) chemical plant in Morris, Illinois, near Chicago. The Project commenced commercial operations in 1998. Atlantic Power indirectly owns 100% of the Project.
All of the steam and a portion of electricity (77 MW) generated at the facility are sold to Equistar Chemicals, LP under a long-term energy services agreement which expires in 2023. Equistar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lyondell Chemical Company, produces ethylene and its co-products and derivatives. The Project sells its excess energy into the PJM West market. Natural gas is provided to Morris under a contract with Tenaska Energy, expiring in 2016.
Atlantic Power operates and manages the Project.