17. Energy distributors must pay their annual contribution to the Minister in accordance with the due dates, rate and calculation method determined in a government regulation. The regulation may set the interest rate on amounts due and the penalties for non-payment.
The rate, calculation method and other terms referred to in the first paragraph may vary from one distributor or category of distributors to another. The regulation may also exempt a distributor or category of distributors.
A penalty set by the Government under the first paragraph may not exceed 15% of the amount that should have been paid.
The first paragraph applies to Hydro-Québec despite section 16 of the Hydro-Québec Act (chapter H-5).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 17.