(110 ILCS 305/7b) (from Ch. 144, par. 28b)
    Sec. 7b. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have the power to acquire, own, construct, enlarge, improve, and equip, and to operate, control and manage, directly or through others, central heating, steam and other energy generating and processing plants and distribution facilities to serve University buildings, facilities and activities. The Board of Trustees may contract for periods not to exceed 10 years for delivery of coal, fuel oil and natural gas, with payments to be made from appropriations for the year in which the coal, fuel oil or natural gas is delivered; provided that all such contracts for the delivery of fuel shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of such contract. To the extent any such plant produces or processes energy in excess of the University's requirements, the Board of Trustees may at its discretion sell, transport and deliver to others all or a part of said excess energy at such fees, rates and charges as the Board of Trustees may determine from time to time. No sale or other disposition of energy by the Board of Trustees pursuant to this Section shall be deemed to constitute the University of Illinois a public utility, nor shall the University be otherwise deemed a public utility, that is subject to "An Act concerning public utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 88-494.)