A Clean Energy Park for Ohio
In Piketon, Ohio, AREVA joined with Duke Energy, AREVA, USEC Inc., UniStar Nuclear Energy and the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) in June 2009 to announce the formation of an alliance to pursue the development of America’s first clean energy park project at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site in Piketon, Ohio.
The Southern Ohio Clean Energy Park Alliance
Known as the Southern Ohio Clean Energy Park Alliance, the group will evaluate the DOE Portsmouth site as a potential location for a new nuclear power plant, including preparing a plant siting study and licensing documents for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
The clean energy park concept in Ohio builds upon a DOE initiative to transform former weapons sites into energy parks focused on future clean energy production. Such initiatives would allow reuse of existing assets, aid in the cleanup of these sites, and support sustainable economic development for their respective regions.