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Oklo’s Next Two Nuclear Power Plants Planned for Southern Ohio

Sonal Patel of Power reports that Oklo will deploy two advanced nuclear reactors in Southern Ohio.

The C3 Take
  • The company will deploy two of its 15MWe Aurora reactors on the site of a former U.S. gaseous diffusion plant in Pike County, Ohio.
  • From 1954-2001 this site enriched uranium for the nation’s nuclear weapons programs and for commercial purposes.
  • Because of this, the site already has the infrastructure that is needed to support advanced nuclear reactors, which could cut construction and siting costs by $1 billion.
  • Oklo is planning to bring power to the area by 2028.

“Oklo’s flagship reactor technology is the Aurora Powerhouse, a vertically oriented compact passive fast-spectrum reactor derived from the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) that features a hexagonal fuel element with a sealed heat pipe and a passive air-cooling system. While the company has so far marketed a 1.5-MWe microreactor version of the Aurora, it has now expanded its capacity offerings from 15 MWe to 100 MWe. The design is simplified with more affordable and simpler components, and it is modular, which allows the company to achieve cost competitiveness, the company says.”

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