(a) Any combination of municipalities engaged in or desiring to engage in the transmission
or distribution of electric power and energy may, by contract with each other, establish
a separate governmental entity to be known as a municipal electric company to be used
by such contracting municipalities to effect joint development of electric energy
resources or production, distribution and transmission of electric power and energy
in whole or in part for the benefit of the contracting municipalities. The municipalities party to the contract may amend the contract as provided in this
(b) Any contract entered into under this section shall be filed with the Secretary
of State. Upon receipt, the Secretary shall record the contract and issue a certificate of
incorporation stating the name of the company and the date and fact of incorporation. Upon issuance of the certificate, the existence of the company shall begin.
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