All major military sites in Quebec now have electric vehicle charging stations on site, precursors to counterparts that will arrive at bases, wings and other military facilities across Canada in the coming years.

After a year of work following a regional pilot project by the Real Property Operations Unit (Quebec) (RPOU [Quebec]) in 2019, 51 stations have been installed across Quebec, with the power supplied via Hydro‑Québec’s electricity network.

“DCC supported the Client-Partner's initiative by facilitating the integration of the agreement between the supplier and RPOU (Quebec) for the purchase and installation of the charging stations into construction contracts,” explains Jonathan Duclos, DCC Regional Service Line Leader, Real Property Management.

The experience DCC and the Department of National Defence (DND) have gained by installing the charging stations in Quebec will inform a strategy for incorporating this technology into future infrastructure projects at military establishments elsewhere in Canada—in line with DND’s Green Building Directive and the Defence Energy and Environment Strategy.

“DND is looking to have a national, interoperable approach with networks that will be managed through a centralized platform,” says Shereen Rifaat, DCC Technical Specialist, Program Management.

And while the agreement in Quebec has been put in place on a province-wide basis, subsequent phases of the project will be taken on locally by the Client‑Partner’s various Real Property Operations detachments.

DCC will continue to support the Client‑Partner as necessary to complete the infrastructure upgrades across Canada and manage the resulting contracts.

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