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2017

JANUARY

2016

DECEMBER

OCTOBER

JULY

JANUARY

2015

DECEMBER

OCTOBER

AUGUST

JULY

JUNE

  • Loan guarantees issued for Vogtle (MEAG Power)

MARCH

  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Alcoa

FEBRUARY

2014

DECEMBER

  • Agua Caliente awarded 2014 Top Plant (Solar) – POWER Magazine
  • Ivanpah awarded Renewable Energy Project of the Year – Pennwell
  • Crescent Dunes awarded Project of the Year, Best Energy/Industrial & Excellence in Safety Award of Merit – Engineering News Record Southwest
  • $12.5 billion Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation issued

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

  • Secretary Moniz and LPO Executive Director Davidson attend dedication ceremony for Abengoa Bioenergy
  • Solana awarded Utility-Scale Innovation Award – Energy Storage North America

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

  • Ivanpah awarded 2014 Plant of the Year – POWER Magazine

JULY

JUNE

APRIL

FEBRUARY

  • Loan guarantees issued for Vogtle (Georgia Power Company and Oglethorpe Power Corporation)
  • Secretary Moniz and LPO Executive Director Davidson attend dedication ceremony for Ivanpah, which opens as the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant

2013

DECEMBER

JULY

MAY

  • Peter Davidson hired as Executive Director, Loan Programs Office

JANUARY

  • Tesla Model S awarded 2013 Car of the Year – Motor Trend

2012

NOVEMBER

  • Tesla Model S awarded 2013 Automobile of the Year – Automobile Magazine

MARCH

  • Desert Sunlight awarded 2011 North American Solar Deal of the Year – Project Finance Magazine

FEBRUARY

  • Agua Caliente awarded 2011 Solar Project of the Year – Renewable Energy World’s Excellence in Renewable Energy Award Program
  • Ivanpah awarded CSP Achievement of the Year – Solar Power Generation USA
  • Agua Caliente awarded 2011 Photovoltaic Project of the Year – Solar Power Generation USA

2011

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

JULY

JUNE

  • Shepherds Flat awarded 2011 Deal of the Year – Energy Risk Magazine
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Antelope Valley Solar Ranch
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Desert Sunlight through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Topaz Solar Farms, LLC through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Project Amp through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Mesquite 1
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Granite Reliable through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to 1366 Technologies
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Calisolar Inc.
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Mojave
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered  to Genesis through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Ormat Nevada
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc.

MAY

  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Crescent Dunes
  • Department of Energy Recognized by Computerworld as 2011 Honors Laureate
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Alamosa

APRIL

  • LPO Online Application Portal awarded 2011 Laureate – International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Solar Trust of America, LLC. (Solar Millennium)
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to California Valley Solar Ranch
  • Loan guarantee issued for Ivanpah

MARCH

FEBRUARY

JANUARY

2010

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Shepherds Flat through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to One Nevada Line

AUGUST

JULY

JUNE

MAY

APRIL

MARCH

FEBRUARY

  • Conditional commitments for loan guarantees offered to Vogtle (Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia)
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Ivanpah

JANUARY

  • ATVM loan issued for Nissan
  • ATVM loan issued for Tesla
  • Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 amends Interim Final Rule to include ultra-efficient vehicles

2009

DECEMBER

  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Red River Environmental Products, LLC

NOVEMBER

  • Jonathan Silver hired as Executive Director, Loan Programs Office 

OCTOBER

  • Financial Institution Partnership Program - Commercial Technology Renewable Energy Generation Projects solicitation issued

SEPTEMBER

  • ATVM  loan issued for Ford
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Fisker Automotive
  • Loan guarantee issued for Solyndra, Inc.

JULY

  • 2009 Transmission solicitation issued
  • 2009 Energy Efficiency Renewable solicitation issued
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Beacon Power Corporation
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Nordic Windpower USA, Inc.

JUNE

  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Ford
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Nissan
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Tesla

MARCH

FEBRUARY

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 amended Loan Guarantee Program’s authorizing legislation, creating Section 1705

2008

NOVEMBER

  • Director, Advanced Technologies Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program hired
  • DOE issues rules for ATVM Loan Program

OCTOBER

  • Initial rankings issued for 2008 Nuclear Power loan guarantee solicitation

SEPTEMBER

  • Advanced Fossil Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation issued
  • The FY 2009 Continuing Resolution enacted – appropriated $7.5 billion to support a maximum of $25 billion in loans under ATVM Loan Program.

JUNE

  • DOE issues three solicitations for loan guarantees:
    • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Advanced Transmission and Distribution
    • Nuclear Power
    • Front End Nuclear Fuel Cycle

JANUARY

  • Energy Independence and Security Act enacted, creating Section 136 ATVM Loan Program

2007

OCTOBER

  • DOE issues Final Regulations for Loan Guarantee Program
  • Sixteen pre-applicants from August 2006 Solicitation invited to submit full application

AUGUST

  • Director, Loan Guarantee Program hired

MAY

  • DOE issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

APRIL

  • Loan Guarantee Program funded and begins operations

FEBRUARY

  • Congress provides DOE with initial loan guarantee authority

2006

AUGUST

  • First solicitation issued inviting interested parties to submit pre-applications

2005

AUGUST

  • Energy Policy Act of 2005 enacted, including Title XVII, Incentives for Innovative Technologies, creating Section 1703