1. The supply plan that any holder of exclusive electric power or natural gas distribution rights must prepare and submit to the Régie de l’énergie for approval shall contain the following information:
(1) the economic, demographic and energy-producing context in which the holder of rights operates;
(2) data on demand and supply covering at least 10 years in the case of electric power distributors and at least 3 years in the case of natural gas distributors, describing:
(a) the anticipated needs of their markets, specifying the contribution of energy efficiency programs still in effect or committed to, broken down by consumption sector and by final use or by consumption characteristic, including in particular a sensitivity analysis and a comparison of the forecasts of the previous plan with actual data observed over the duration of the previous plan;
(b) the characteristics of existing supply contracts, including in particular interruptible power or volume contracts, making it possible to establish their contribution towards meeting their markets’ needs, including needs resulting from the application of criteria based on the safety of supplies and, in the case of a natural gas distributor, the characteristics related to the transportation and storage of natural gas; and
(c) the characteristics of the additional supplies required to meet the needs of their markets, including needs resulting from the application of criteria based on the safety of supplies and, in the case of a natural gas distributor, the characteristics related to the transportation and storage of natural gas.
(3) the objectives that the holder of rights intends to achieve and the strategy he intends to apply, over the next 3 years in the case of electric power distributors and over the next year in the case of natural gas distributors, with respect to the additional supplies required and identified in subparagraph c of paragraph 2, and the characteristics of the contracts he intends to enter into, indicating, among other things,
(a) the various products, tools or measures contemplated;
(b) the risks inherent in the sources of supply chosen;
(c) the measures he intends to take to mitigate the impact of those risks;
(d) if applicable, the measures he intends to take to have at his disposal an adequate transmission capacity.
(4) the progress and results achieved by the previous supply plan.