Did you know the data center industry has an energy consumption challenge?  And with the growing demands of HPC and AI computer demands, the discussion around alternative energy solutions continues to gain momentum. One company, Last Energy, is championing a tried and true clean-energy solution – in a new and efficient way – modular nuclear power.  With Data Center World 2024 in Washington D.C. from April 15-18. 2024, Last Energy is planning to make a splash! Last Energy’s SVP of Commercial, Michael Crabb, will be making the case for a modular, micro-scale version of nuclear plant development during a panel on April 18. Prior to that, the company plans to independently showcase a prototype of its nuclear reactor module near the convention center on the afternoon of April 15.

Founded just four years ago in 2020, before the company concocted this amazing feat of hanging a 12’x12’x48’ prototype modular nuclear reactor from a crane. Today, the company, also headquartered in Washington D.C., develops micro modular nuclear power plants that bring up to 20 MW of power in each deployment. The company’s goal is to enable global clean energy access and decarbonization in a rapid, scalable, and economically competitive way. The PWR-20, the product name for Last Energy plant, is designed to address the inefficiencies that have traditionally made nuclear development prohibitively complex and expensive.

“By owning all aspects of plant delivery and dramatically reducing the time and cost of delivery, Last Energy is transforming the nuclear power industry to unlock clean, reliable baseload energy for data centers, manufacturers, and other industrial off-takers,” said Michael Crabb, SVP of Commercial for Last Energy.

“The idea is to give people a sense of what a faster, more scalable version of nuclear development looks like — modular design, easy to transport, quick to build, and so forth,” explained Crabb. “By miniaturizing, modularizing, and ultimately productizing nuclear development, you’re able to mass manufacture new plants and site them virtually anywhere.”

In addition to the eye-catching prototype display, Last Energy will also be participating in Data Center World’s nuclear workshop on April 15th and speaking on an April 18th panel about the benefits nuclear power can provide to data centers.

“Data Center World is an incredibly important opportunity, but especially this year. DCW 2024 will pay particular attention to the data center industry’s energy needs and explore nuclear power’s role as a solution,” said Crabb. “We’re obviously happy to see both of those topics raised, but this year’s conference also gives us a chance to add to the conversation.”

As the data center industry continues to grapple with growing energy demands, innovative solutions like Last Energy’s modular nuclear technology could be the key to unlocking clean, reliable power.

Data Center World 2024 provides the perfect backdrop for Last Energy to showcase its vision for the future of nuclear energy. For more information about Last Energy visit: https://link.lastenergy.com/3ss4XZQ.

And, if you want to see this amazing feat for yourself, plan to attend the event.  Just keep in mind that not all passes are created equal!  Access to the sessions above may require one of these types of passes: AFCOM Solution Provider, All Access Conference, Data Center BUILD Summit, Industry Conference, Pre-Conference Training, Standard Conference.  Please be sure to check the agenda for all of the sessions and register with the right level of pass to attend sessions and visit the exhibits.