(70 ILCS 2605/55)
(from Ch. 42, par. 349.55)
Development; lease; sale of electrical energy.
(a) That The Sanitary District of Chicago is hereby authorized and
empowered, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between the
board of trustees of The Sanitary District of Chicago and the Department of
Natural Resources, as successor to the Department of Public Works and
Buildings and the Department of Transportation, to develop into electrical energy any
water power in the Des Plaines River rendered available by the construction
of The Illinois Waterway, or to lease or purchase any electrical energy
developed by the State of Illinois in connection with The Illinois Waterway
in the Des Plaines River.
(b) In case any contract is entered into as contemplated by subsection
(a), said The Sanitary District of Chicago is hereby authorized to
construct, maintain and operate such works, and to acquire and use such
machinery and appliances, as may be necessary to carry into effect the
powers herein granted.
(c) The electrical energy acquired by said The Sanitary District of
Chicago under the provisions of this Act may be transmitted to the various
cities, villages and towns within said The Sanitary District of Chicago, or
adjacent to the main channel of said The Sanitary District of Chicago, or
the city of Joliet, and sold to any public agency, person, firm or
corporation for public or private consumption upon such terms and
conditions as may be agreed to by said The Sanitary District of Chicago,
subject, however, to the right of the Public Utilities Commission of the
State of Illinois to fix the maximum rate which may be charged by The
Sanitary District of Chicago or its assigns for any electrical energy
developed from such water power.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)