The Title XVII innovative clean energy projects loan program (Title XVII) provides loan guarantees to accelerate the deployment of innovative clean energy technology. Loan guarantees are made to qualified projects and applicants who apply for funding in response to open technology-specific solicitations.
On June 21, 2016, LPO published a supplement to its existing Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy (REEE) Projects solicitation. This supplement provides guidance that among other types of facilities, distributed energy facilities may include, in appropriate cases, electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities, including associated hardware and software, provided that such facilities otherwise satisfy all eligibility requirements. EV charging facilities may properly be characterized as efficient electrical transmission or distribution technologies within the meaning of those terms as used in the Solicitation.
On January 10, 2017, LPO published supplements to its existing Advanced Fossil Energy Projects and REEE Projects solicitations to clarify that the deployment of infrastructure, including associated hardware and software, for alternative vehicle fuels such as hydrogen, liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and biofuels, may be eligible under the solicitations as a distributed energy project.
SOLICITATIONS & SUPPLEMENTS
- Advanced Fossil Energy Projects Solicitation (December 12, 2013)
- Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation (June 3, 2014)
- Sixth Supplement to Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects regarding Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (July 21, 2016)
- Eighth Supplement to Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects regarding Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (January 9, 2017)
The ATVM loan program provides direct loans to automotive or component manufacturers for reequipping, expanding, or establishing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that produce fuel-efficient advanced technology vehicles or qualifying components, or for engineering integration performed in the U.S. for advanced technology vehicles or qualifying components. Such vehicles must meet the standard of being a light-duty vehicle that is 25 percent more fuel efficient than the Model Year 2005 baseline or an ultra-efficient vehicle that achieves at least 75 miles per gallon equivalent.
On January 10, 2017, LPO announced that the manufacturing of infrastructure, including associated hardware and software, for alternative vehicle fuels such as electricity, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and biofuels, may be eligible under the ATVM loan program.