Oklo’s Next Two Nuclear Power Plants Planned for Southern Ohio
May 18, 2023
Advanced nuclear reactor technology firm Oklo will build its second and third commercial 15-MWe Aurora Powerhouse reactors on land owned by the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI), a community reuse organization tasked by the Department of Energy (DOE) to re-industrialize land around the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) just south of Piketon, Ohio.
Oklo on May 18 announced it signed an agreement for land on underutilized land and facilities transferred to SODI by the DOE within the Portsmouth site. The site will host two commercial 15-MWe Aurora powerhouses (a combined 30 MWe) and “over 50 MW of clean heating, with opportunities to expand,” the company told POWER. For now, the company is targeting a power production timeframe “as soon as 2028,” it said.