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Oklo Inc. has been selected for a tentative contract to supply Eielson Air Force Base with power and heat, as per the micro-reactor pilot program.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) collaborated with the United States Air Force to enlist the power and heating services of Oklo—a developer of clean, reliable energy at scale. The USAF’s micro-reactor pilot program seeks to replace the energy supply of national security infrastructure, opting for clean alternatives provided by Oklo.
The DLA’s Notice of Intent puts Oklo at the forefront of contract negotiations and, if granted, will obtain a plant license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, build the facility, and operate it as part of a long-term power purchase agreement. Oklo’s plant will produce steam and electricity through a fast reactor design capable of operating independently of the grid. This separation from public grids is ideal for military facilities or other forms of critical security infrastructure.
“We are honored to be at the forefront of increasing resilience and reducing emissions, while driving national security forward,” said Jacob DeWitte, Co-Founder and CEO of Oklo.
USAF’s micro-reactor pilot program was implemented following the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, mandating that the DOD selects locations for the installation and operation of micro-reactors.