(30 ILCS 330/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 657)
    Sec. 7. Coal and Energy Development. The amount of $242,700,000 is authorized to be used by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (formerly Department of Commerce and Community Affairs) for coal and energy development purposes, pursuant to Sections 2, 3 and 3.1 of the Illinois Coal and Energy Development Bond Act, for the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation and Coal Development Act, for the purposes specified in Section 605-332 of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, and for the purpose of facility cost reports prepared pursuant to Sections 1-58 or 1-75(d)(4) of the Illinois Power Agency Act and for the purpose of development costs pursuant to Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation and Coal Development Act. Of this amount:
    (a) $143,500,000 is for the specific purposes of acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, improvement, financing, architectural and technical planning and installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable equipment, and land for the purpose of capital development of coal resources within the State and for the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation and Coal Development Act;
    (b) $35,000,000 is for the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation and Coal Development Act and making grants to generating stations and coal gasification facilities within the State of Illinois and to the owner of a generating station located in Illinois and having at least three coal-fired generating units with accredited summer capability greater than 500 megawatts each at such generating station as provided in Section 6 of that Bond Act;
    (c) $13,200,000 is for research, development and demonstration of forms of energy other than that derived from coal, either on or off State property;
    (d) $0 is for the purpose of providing financial assistance to new electric generating facilities as provided in Section 605-332 of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois; and
    (e) $51,000,000 is for the purpose of facility cost reports prepared for not more than one facility pursuant to Section 1-75(d)(4) of the Illinois Power Agency Act and not more than one facility pursuant to Section 1-58 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and for the purpose of up to $6,000,000 of development costs pursuant to Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation and Coal Development Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-94, eff. 7-17-13; 98-781, eff. 7-22-14.)