(220 ILCS 5/17-200)
Election to provide existing or future
customers access to alternative retail electric suppliers.
(a) An electric cooperative or municipal system each may, by
appropriate action and at the sole discretion of the governing
body of each, from time to time make one or more elections to
cause one or more of the existing or future customers of each
respective system to be eligible to take service from an
alternative retail electric supplier for a specified period of
time. Provided that, and subject to their authority to serve
customers pursuant to the Electric Supplier Act with respect
to electric cooperatives and pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code
with respect to municipal systems, each shall continue to
provide exclusive distribution facilities for any existing and
future customers that the electric cooperative or municipal system are now or in the future otherwise entitled to serve
and which customers are now or in the future receiving service
provided by an alternative retail electric supplier.
(b) Notification of election to provide existing or
future customers access to alternative retail electric
suppliers. The election by an electric cooperative or municipal system authorizing access to alternative retail
electric suppliers for existing or future customers shall be
made by filing notice thereof with the Commission and shall be
made effective only by such filing.
(Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)