The DOE Loan Programs Office Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment (EIR, section 1706) category of the Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program is open for business.

Created by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, EIR financing can support projects that either: (1) retool, repower, repurpose, or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations; provided that if the project involves electricity generation through the use of fossil fuels, it is required to have controls or technologies to avoid, reduce, utilize, or sequester air pollutants and anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases; or (2) projects that enable operating energy infrastructure to avoid, reduce, utilize, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. The scope of a project receiving EIR financing may include remediation of environmental damage associated with energy infrastructure.

Illustrated venn diagram featuring the energy, economic, and community benefits of LPO's EIR program
Source: Artwork by Nicole Kelner
DOE Loan Programs Office

For illustrative purposes only, examples of project types that could be eligible for EIR financing are available on LPO’s website. They are also available on pages 28-30 (“EIR Project Examples” and “Possible EIR Project Areas”) of the Program Guidance.

Interested applicants are invited to request a pre-application consultation at any time. LPO’s Outreach and Business Development staff will meet with potential applicants and provide step-by-step assistance to navigate the application process. Requestors should come prepared with a description of the proposed project and identified financing needs.

Read other frequently asked questions from potential applicants.

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To learn more about how EIR can help the United States leverage its extensive energy infrastructure and skilled workforce to support the energy transformation, view the program page and download the handout.

 

Jigar Shah
Director of the Loan Programs Office
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