§31-2-3. Right to produce electricity for own uses.
Any such railroad company may acquire, construct, own, hold and operate plants and properties for the generation, production and transportation of electricity in this state, for its corporate uses and purposes: Provided, That it shall not build or construct any hydroelectric plant or any dams or impounding basins for the use of such plant in any waters of the state, without having first obtained the consent of the public service commission of the state so to do.