Install a standing column well geothermal system - Valcartier Military Base

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which consists of the installation of a standing column well geothermal system. This installation will be carried out in the sector of building VC-366, located on Chasse Street, on the site of the Valcartier base. The installation requires the drilling of 8 wells in total (7 10-inch boreholes, planned depth of 500 meters and one 6-inch borehole of 150 meters). Borehole cuttings and wells development water will be sampled and managed according to analysis results and applicable regulations.

Latest update

October 13, 2023— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - October 13, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - December 16, 2022


Francois Simard
Department of National Defence
Francois Simard, Project Manager
BS 2 Div CA, Valcartier
Postal Box 1000: Succ Forces
Courcelette, Quebec G0A 4Z0

  • Location

    • Valcartier Military Base (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Alternative Energy
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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