Morris, Illinois

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 generated at the facility are sold to Equistar 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. 

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Location: Illinois
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Total Megawatts: 177MW
Atlantic Interest: 100%
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PPA Expiry: 2023
S&P Credit Rating: B+