(30 ILCS 725/7.1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7312)
    Sec. 7.1. Study of Public Energy Suppliers and Solar Energy. The Department may conduct policy studies pertaining to this Section in cooperation with appropriate State agencies. The Department shall, in cooperation with the Illinois Commerce Commission, study the relationship between public energy suppliers and the use of solar energy systems and shall make recommendations concerning its findings to the General Assembly along with any appropriate legislative recommendations. The studies shall determine ways in which to:
    (a) Integrate the supply of conventional energy as supplemental energy for solar energy systems at reasonable rates and under reasonable conditions of service; and
    (b) Minimize the economic and load impact on public energy suppliers of the use of solar energy systems.
(Source: P.A. 84-617.)