On December 21, 2023, Department of National Defence registered the following project 

with the Department of Environment and Local Government in accordance with Section 5(1) and Schedule “A” of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation: Gagetown Renewable Energy Agreement.

The Government of Canada is committed to using 100% clean electricity by 2025, and through the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, will produce and purchase new renewable electricity that will displace production of the high-carbon portion of the electricity grid. The Government of Canada is also targeting industry to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and look to the electricity sector as a priority for this reduction. To respond to this goal, the Department of National Defence proposes to issue a request for proposal for the development of a second solar farm to be located at the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown, also known as Base Gagetown. The second solar farm is expected to be 9.1 MW in size, with a     20 MWh battery storage system and will partially supply the electricity requirements of the base.

The proponent’s registration document can be examined at:

5 CDSB Gagetown, 238 Champlain Ave., Oromocto, NB and at the Dept. of Environment and Local Government, Environmental Impact Assessment Branch, 2nd floor, 20 McGloin Street, Fredericton, NB.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. You can comment by email, or by post on or before March 25, 2024, and direct your correspondence to:


Jon Parker, P.Eng

Senior Project Manager, Real Property Operations Detachment (Gagetown)

Post Office Box 17000 Station Forces, Oromocto New Brunswick, E2V 4J5

E-mail Address: Jon.Parker@forces.gc.ca

Additional information about the proposal and the public information process is available at: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/env/pdf/EIA-EIE/Registrations-Engegistrements/documents/eia-registration-1622.pdf

Notice Placed by: Department of National Defence.