Oklo Inc. and the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) have entered into an agreement for land to host two commercial Oklo power plants in southern Ohio, Oklo announced in a May 18 press release.

The plants are expected to provide up to 30 megawatts (MW) of clean electricity and over 50 MW of clean heating. In addition, the plants will help to create new jobs for the southern Ohio community, providing economic diversity and clean energy in line with SODI’s mission to improve quality of life in Ohio.  

Oklo’s business model of owning and operating its own nuclear plants “and use of mature, demonstrated reactor technologies allow us to provide power to customers who want the reliable, clean, and affordable energy we can provide,” said Jacob DeWitte, co-founder and CEO of Oklo.

SODI is a partner for the Site Reuse Deployment Guidance for Advanced Reactors project, which was funded through a U.S. Department of Energy grant intended for reactor technology and the use of former nuclear sites.

Oklo designs and deploys fissions power plants for clean and affordable energy and is based in Santa Clara, California.