STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO ENERGY RESOURCES AUTHORITY ACT
67-8909. Development, acquisition and construction of facilities. (1) The authority will endeavor to achieve efficiencies and economies of scale by pursuing the development of facilities with multiple participating utilities on a joint and cooperative basis and shall, to the fullest extent practicable, offer all potential participating utilities the opportunity to participate in the development of a facility and the electricity, service or product to be provided by the facility.
(2) The authority shall not commence the development or financing for any facility until it shall have entered into contractual arrangements with one (1) or more participating utilities that contain provisions acceptable to both the authority and the participating utility or utilities and which are determined by the authority to provide adequate assurance that all capital, operating and related costs of the facility will be paid by or provided for by one (1) or more participating utilities.
(3) The authority may acquire, construct and own any facility undertaken by it, may cause such facility to be acquired and constructed on its behalf by one (1) or more participating utilities as its agent, may enter into joint ownership arrangements with respect to any facility, and may enter into contractual arrangements with third parties for the acquisition and construction of a facility.
(4) Upon the payment in full of all bonds issued by the authority to finance or refinance the cost of a facility and upon the discharge of all other obligations of the authority with respect to a facility, the authority will convey title to the facility to the participating utility or utilities with respect to such facility, unless a participating utility requests in writing to the authority that it continue to retain title of the facility on behalf of the participating utility. Any such conveyance shall be in proportion to the funds provided or paid by the participating utility in respect of the debt service and operating costs of the facility. The authority may, in its agreements with a participating utility, pledge and assign its interest in a facility to secure its obligation to convey title to the facility as provided in this section. Any such pledge shall be made in the same manner and with the same effect as provided in section 67-8915, Idaho Code, and shall be subordinate only to any pledge or assignment to secure the payment of the bonds issued by the authority to finance the development, acquisition or construction of the facility.
[67-8909, added 2005, ch. 53, sec. 1, p. 198; am. 2015, ch. 59, sec. 2, p. 162.]