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UTILITIES
(220 ILCS 25/) Gas Transmission Facilities Act.

220 ILCS 25/0.01

    (220 ILCS 25/0.01) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 570)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Gas Transmission Facilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

220 ILCS 25/1

    (220 ILCS 25/1) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571)
    Sec. 1. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless their context otherwise requires the terms specified in Sections 1.01 through 1.07 shall have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 83-1290.)

220 ILCS 25/1.01

    (220 ILCS 25/1.01) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.01)
    Sec. 1.01. "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/1.02

    (220 ILCS 25/1.02) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.02)
    Sec. 1.02. "Interconnection" means the facilities necessary to physically connect the energy source and the point of use by a private energy entity with the existing transmission facilities of a public utility, and shall include any necessary transformation, compression or other facilities necessary to make such interconnection effective.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/1.03

    (220 ILCS 25/1.03) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.03)
    Sec. 1.03. "Private energy entity" includes every person, corporation, political subdivision and public agency of the State who generates or produces natural gas for energy for his or its own consumption or the consumption of his or its tenants or for direct sale to others, excluding sales for resale, and every person, corporation, political subdivision and public agency of the State who buys natural gas at the wellhead for his or its own consumption or the consumption of his or its tenants and not for sale to others. A private energy entity shall not be found to be a public utility as defined by the "Public Utilities Act", approved June 29, 1921, as amended, merely because of its activities in transmitting natural gas.
(Source: P.A. 83-1290.)

220 ILCS 25/1.04

    (220 ILCS 25/1.04) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.04)
    Sec. 1.04. "Public utility" means a public utility as defined in Section 10.3 of the "Public Utilities Act", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/1.05

    (220 ILCS 25/1.05) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.05)
    Sec. 1.05. "Transmission service" means the intrastate transfer of natural gas by a public utility for any private energy entity between the points of interconnection for use within this State in the service area of the public utility.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/1.06

    (220 ILCS 25/1.06) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.06)
    Sec. 1.06. "Wellhead" means the point at which the natural gas is produced.
(Source: P.A. 83-1290.)

220 ILCS 25/1.07

    (220 ILCS 25/1.07) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 571.07)
    Sec. 1.07. For the purpose of this Act, "natural gas" shall include methane gas produced from the anaerobic decomposition of municipal refuse.
(Source: P.A. 83-1290.)

220 ILCS 25/2

    (220 ILCS 25/2) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 572)
    Sec. 2. In order to promote the more efficient use and distribution of natural gas and eliminate the necessity for construction of transmission facilities for gas produced or sought to be transported by a private energy entity separate from those which may already exist to serve the same area and are owned and operated by a public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Commission shall authorize the construction of an interconnection by a private energy entity upon application of such entity if the Commission makes the findings required by Section 3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/3

    (220 ILCS 25/3) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 573)
    Sec. 3. Upon application of a private energy entity, and after notice to any affected public utility and opportunity for hearing thereon, the Commission shall authorize such entity to construct an interconnection for the purpose of transporting natural gas for the private energy entity, if the Commission finds:
    (a) that such interconnection is in the public interest and for the general public benefit;
    (b) that the interconnection involves natural gas produced within this State in the service area of the public utility, ultimately consumed within this State, and which would otherwise be undeveloped because a public utility is unable or unwilling to purchase it at a price the Commission finds to be reasonable;
    (c) that the interconnection would not cause energy which would likely otherwise be made available to the general public to be diverted to the private energy entity; and
    (d) that the natural gas has substantially the equivalent quality and characteristics as the natural gas in the utility's transmission system with which the interconnection would be made and meets the standards for safety and quality established by the Commission.
    The Commission shall prescribe by regulation such reasonable terms, conditions and requirements as it deems appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 83-1290.)

220 ILCS 25/4

    (220 ILCS 25/4) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 574)
    Sec. 4. The private energy entity shall be required to provide and to pay the total cost of the interconnection as well as any costs associated with providing a transmission capacity sufficient to handle that portion of the natural gas provided by the private energy entity that is over and above the capacity otherwise required by the public utility to service its utility customers and meet other authorized commitments. The public utility shall not be required to construct any additional gas facility on a system or to acquire any real property by eminent domain or otherwise for such facilities, in order to perform the service contemplated by this Act unless the costs of such additional facilities or acquisitions are to be borne by the private energy entity.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/5

    (220 ILCS 25/5) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 575)
    Sec. 5. The Commission shall prescribe reasonable compensation to be paid to the public utility performing the transmission service.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/6

    (220 ILCS 25/6) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 576)
    Sec. 6. Nothing in this Act is to preclude a joinder of public utilities in applications filed pursuant to Section 3 of this Act for the successive transportation of natural gas by such public utilities or the joinder of such applications by the Commission for hearing and decision.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)

220 ILCS 25/7

    (220 ILCS 25/7) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 577)
    Sec. 7. Every public utility shall keep accurate records of transactions with a private energy entity, and of the use of the public utility's facilities by the private energy entity, pursuant to an interconnection ordered or approved by the Commission and shall render such reports thereon to the Commission as the Commission may from time to time require. The Commission may disapprove any such transaction or use if, after hearing, it finds such transaction or use to be inconsistent with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-365.)