(20 ILCS 3855/1-85)
Construction of facilities.
The Agency may begin construction of a facility costing the Agency more than $100,000,000 only if the Agency demonstrates each of the following:
(a) After conducting a study, that the construction
and operation of the facility is feasible.
(b) That the project does not materially adversely
affect overall real property taxes in the taxing jurisdictions where the facility is to be located.
(c) That the Agency has received all required
federal, State, and local government licenses, permits, or approval for the facility.
(d) That the Agency has obtained binding written
commitments from municipal electric systems, governmental aggregators, or rural electric cooperatives constituting agreements to purchase, in the aggregate, at least 75% of the anticipated output of the facility for a time period long enough to ensure recovery of:
(1) all costs, including interest, amortization
charges, and reserve charges, sufficient to retire revenue bonds issued for costs incurred in connection with the development and construction of a facility; and
(2) all operating, capital, administrative, and
general expenses for the continued operation of the facility, including fiscal reserves, and any depreciation charges or costs.
(e) That the Agency has a reasonable plan to sell the
remaining anticipated output of the facility to municipal electric systems, governmental aggregators, or rural electric cooperatives.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07.)