US AIR FORCE SELECTS OKLO MICRO-REACTOR TO POWER EIELSON BASE IN ALASKA
The Defense Logistics Agency Energy on behalf of the United States Air Force has issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to Oklo Inc. to provide power and heat at the Eielson Air Force Base as part of the Air Force’s micro-reactor pilot program. This project represents a significant stride towards ensuring a clean and resilient energy supply for critical national security infrastructure.
This selection initiates the acquisition process to potentially award a contract to Oklo. Oklo would obtain a license for its power plant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, construct the power plant, and operate it to deliver both electricity and steam to the Eielson Air Force Base under a long-term power purchase agreement executed by the Defense Logistics Agency Energy.
Oklo’s power plant uses a fast reactor design based on demonstrated technology with a history of successful operation. The technology’s ability to operate independently from the grid while providing a clean and reliable power source makes it an ideal solution for domestic military installations critical to national security infrastructure.
Oklo Inc. headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, is developing fast fission power plants to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy at scale.
(Source: Oklo – Image: F-35 take off at Eielson AFB/Alaska New Source)