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.


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Latest update

January 5, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
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

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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