The Tunis Project is a 43 MW gas-fired enhanced combined-cycle generating facility located in Iroquois Falls, Ontario adjacent to the TransCanada Mainline. The Project commenced commercial operation in 1995. Atlantic Power indirectly owns 100% of the Project.
Tunis utilizes a process called enhanced combined-cycle generation to produce electricity from a traditional gas turbine generator and steam turbine generator set, and from steam produced from the hot exhaust gases from the two nearby TransCanada Mainline gas transmission compressor station turbines. Energy generated at Tunis is sold to the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation under a long-term PPA expiring in 2014. Natural gas is provided to the Project under short-term purchases in the spot market.
Atlantic Power operates and manages the Project. Tunis joined Atlantic Power as a result of our acquisition of Capital Power Income LP in November 2011.