Loan Programs Office

ABOUT LPO

LPO has more than $40 billion in loans and loan guarantees available to help deploy large-scale energy infrastructure projects in the United States. Over the past decade, LPO has closed more than $30 billion of deals across a variety of energy sectors. Subscribe to LPO's newsletter to keep informed about the program.

FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS

Potential applicants are encouraged to seek a pre-application consultation to discuss eligiblity requirements and the application process directly with LPO staff:

  • Title 17 Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Advanced Fossil Energy, Advanced Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy), email lgprogram@hq.doe.gov
  • Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program, email atvmloan@hq.doe.gov
  • Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program, email telgp@hq.doe.gov

LPO focuses on debt financing for the deployment of commercial-scale projects; however, other offices within DOE offer funding and financing opportunities for research, developement, and demonstration (RD&D) and smaller projects.

Projects that are prepared to apply, can do so online at https://apply.loanprograms.energy.gov/

View Application Deadline Calendar

AVAILABLE LOANS & LOAN GUARANTEES

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
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
Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantees
Up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantee authority for innovative renewable energy & efficient energy projects
Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP)
Up to $2 billion in partial loan guarantee authority for tribal energy development projects

PORTFOLIO

LPO manages a portfolio comprising more than $30 billion of loans, loan guarantees, and conditional commitments covering more than 30 projects. Overall these loans and loan guarantees have resulted in more than $50 billion in total project investment.

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U.S. map of LPO financed projects

Blog

Discussing Expanded Eligibility for Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program at Reservation Economic Summit 2020
LPO discussed expanded Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program eligibility for Tribal Energy Development Organizations at Reservation Economic Summit
DOE Loan Guarantees & IRS Guidance on 45Q Tax Credit Could Benefit Carbon Capture Projects
IRS issued guidance on 2/19/20 on section 45Q tax credits related to carbon capture projects. Such projects could be eligible for DOE loan guarantees.
The Potential of DOE Loans to Complement Investments in Opportunity Zones
The creation of Opportunity Zones means potential new equity investments for projects in designated communities that could be complemented by LPO debt
LPO Talks Financing Tribal Energy Projects on Latest Episode of DOE Podcast
Listen to LPO discuss the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program on DOE's latest Direct Current podcast episode

News

Secretary Perry Announces Financial Close on Additional Loan Guarantees During Trip to Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
DOE reaches financial close for up to $3.7 billion in additional guarantees of loans to finance the continued construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4.
DOE Applauds Vogtle Decision
Historic project will be the first large scale nuclear utility project completed in the United States in over 30 years.
Department of Energy Issues $2 Billion Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program Solicitation
Solicitation provides as much as $2bn in partial loan guarantees to support economic opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native communities.
Secretary Perry Announces Conditional Commitment to Support Continued Construction of Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
The Vogtle project is the first new nuclear power plant to be licensed and begin construction in the United States in more than three decades.