Section 11-81-200

Acquisition, extension, operation, etc., of power plants, power lines, electric systems, etc., by counties or municipalities authorized; acquisition of rights-of-way.

(a) Any county or municipal corporation within this state is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire by purchase, construction, condemnation or otherwise and to maintain, extend, improve and operate electric light plants, power plants, power lines and electric distribution systems together with the extension and the appurtenances thereto and all the property, tangible and intangible and of like or different kind to be used or useful in connection therewith, either within or without or partly within and partly without the corporate limits of such municipal corporation or the boundaries of such county, under the provisions of this article for the purpose of producing, obtaining, distributing or furnishing an adequate supply of electricity for public, industrial, business, domestic, light, power or other consumption within or partly within and partly without the corporate limits of such municipal corporation or the boundaries of such county. Franchises for the supply of such service to other municipalities or counties or to the inhabitants, industries or businesses therein shall be included within the properties which any municipal corporation or county may acquire under the provisions of this article, and such franchises may be acquired either from such municipalities or counties or from the owners of such franchises. All or any part of any existing power plant shall also be included in the properties which any municipal corporation or county may acquire under the provisions of this article.

(b) Such municipal corporation or county may acquire necessary or convenient rights-of-way within the municipal corporation and without the municipal corporation and within the county and without the county in order to reach any necessary or accessible source of power at a United States government owned power plant or otherwise.

(Acts 1933, Ex. Sess., No. 107, p. 100; Code 1940, T. 37, §353.)