§ 55. Development; lease; sale of electrical energy.
(a) That The Sanitary District of Chicago is hereby authorized and empowered, upon
such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between the board of trustees of The
Sanitary District of Chicago and the Department of Natural Resources, as successor
to the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the Department of Transportation,
to develop into electrical energy any water power in the Des Plaines River rendered
available by the construction of The Illinois Waterway, or to lease or purchase any
electrical energy developed by the State of Illinois in connection with The Illinois
Waterway in the Des Plaines River.
(b) In case any contract is entered into as contemplated by subsection (a), said The
Sanitary District of Chicago is hereby authorized to construct, maintain and operate
such works, and to acquire and use such machinery and appliances, as may be necessary
to carry into effect the powers herein granted.
(c) The electrical energy acquired by said The Sanitary District of Chicago under
the provisions of this Act may be transmitted to the various cities, villages and
towns within said The Sanitary District of Chicago, or adjacent to the main channel
of said The Sanitary District of Chicago, or the city of Joliet, and sold to any public
agency, person, firm or corporation for public or private consumption upon such terms
and conditions as may be agreed to by said The Sanitary District of Chicago, subject,
however, to the right of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Illinois
to fix the maximum rate which may be charged by The Sanitary District of Chicago or
its assigns for any electrical energy developed from such water power.
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