INL combines the expertise of government, industry and academia in a single laboratory under the leadership of Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), a team comprised of Battelle Memorial Institute, Washington Group International, BWXT Services, Inc., the Electric Power Research Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. BEA manages the laboratory under a Management and Operating contract. This contract requires:
- Safe and efficient operation of all INL facilities.
- Cost reduction by better use of existing facilities and elimination of under-utilized or unneeded facilities.
- More cost effective accomplishment of mission objectives by use of upgraded and new infrastructure.
The ongoing effort needed to maintain federal facilities and infrastructure at the INL Site is reflected in a 10-year site plan approved by NE as required by the RPAM Order. This plan serves as the basis for developing annual budget requests.