17.1.11. Every energy distributor must pay to the Minister its annual contribution determined by the Régie de l’énergie in accordance with the due dates, rate and calculation method prescribed by regulation of the Government. The regulation may also prescribe the terms of payment, the rate of interest on sums due and the penalties payable for failure to pay.
The rate, calculation method and terms of payment referred to in the first paragraph may, among other things, vary from one distributor or class of distributors to another. The regulation may also exempt a distributor or class of distributors.
The amount of the penalty that may be determined by the Government under the first paragraph may not exceed 15% of the sums due.