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The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) finances large-scale, all-of-the-above energy infrastructure projects in the United States.

LPO administers three distinct loan programs, but each offers a similar value to borrowers: 

  • LPO can provide first-of-a-kind projects and other high-impact energy-related ventures with access to debt capital that private lenders cannot or will not provide.
  • LPO can provide flexible, custom financing that helps to meet the specific needs of individual borrowers.
  • LPO encourages early engagement and is a valuable partner to applicants throughout the entire lifetime of a project.

To date, LPO has issued more than $35 billion of loans and loan guarantees for more 30 projects and has a proven track record including transforming existing energy infrastructure, reviving nuclear construction, accelerating growth of utility-scale solar and wind, expanding domestic manufacturing of electric vehicles, and improving the lives of all Americans by catalyzing new energy technology and creating jobs. Read more about LPO's History, Portfolio,and Technology Sectors it has supported. 

LPO’s in-house team has decades of financial, technical, legal, and environmental experience that it can leverage to deploy more than $40 billion in loan and loan guarantee authority currently available in the following areas: 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES MANUFACTURING DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM

Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program
$17.7 billion in direct loan authority to support U.S. manufacturing of fuel-efficient, advanced technology vehicles and qualifying components

TRIBAL ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP)
Up to $2 billion in partial loan guarantee authority for tribal energy development projects

TITLE 17 INNOVATIVE ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Advanced Fossil Energy Projects Loan Guarantees
$8.5 billion in loan guarantee authority for innovative advanced fossil energy projects
Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects Loan Guarantees
$10.9 billion in loan guarantee authority for innovative advanced nuclear energy projects
Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantees
Up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantee authority for innovative renewable energy & efficient energy projects