17.1. In no case may the prices and rates fixed by any person or partnership operating an undertaking engaged in the production, sale or distribution of electricity involve, for any class of persons to which the undertaking supplies electricity, a cost higher than what would be charged to an equivalent class of consumers of electricity under the tariff fixed by the Board for electricity supplied by Hydro-Québec.
The first paragraph does not apply where Hydro-Québec purchases electricity from an undertaking described in that paragraph.
The first paragraph applies to a person or partnership producing electric power for its own consumption.
1988, c. 23, s. 96; 1996, c. 61, s. 136; 2006, c. 46, s. 60.