LPO News

Ensuring Prevailing Wages: A Closer Look at the Davis-Bacon Act
Through the requirement to pay Davis-Bacon Act wages, LPO helps ensure that the workers in the communities where the projects are being built will be paid prevailing wages for that area.
April 17, 2024
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Building Energy Projects
LPO can be a financing resource for projects that significantly impact building energy consumption—particularly where projects are seeking to achieve important policy frameworks, such as compliance with state or local Building Performance Standards laws.
April 8, 2024
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March 2024 Monthly Application Activity Report
The Loan Programs Office (LPO) publishes the LPO Monthly Application Activity Report – a new way to understand the level of interest from applicants for LPO financing, and what technology sectors have been most actively engaged with LPO.
April 4, 2024
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Sector Spotlight: Critical Materials
Jigar Shah, Director of the Loan Programs Office, dives into how the DOE Loan Programs Office (LPO) is supporting U.S. critical materials projects in line with the Biden Administration’s clean energy goals.
March 29, 2024
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LPO has loans and loan guarantees available to help deploy innovative clean energy, advanced transportation, and tribal energy projects in the United States. Over the past decade, LPO has closed more than $30 billion of deals across a variety of energy sectors. Review our overview and subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about the program.

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LPO provides debt financing for the commercial deployment of large-scale energy projects; however, for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) and smaller projects, other offices within DOE offer funding and financing opportunities. For example, the Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar provides valuable information from DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office about financing home and small commercial solar systems.

Potential applicants are encouraged to engage directly with DOE's Loan Programs Office (LPO) for no-fee, no-commitment consultations to discuss their proposed project and learn about LPO's process before formally applying. During the consultations, LPO will work with you to determine whether the project is eligible for a loan or loan guarantee. See the Request a Pre-Application Consultation page to learn more.

To learn more about how LPO likes to work with borrowers and how to eventually apply, visit the LPO Process page. 


Title 17 Clean Energy Financing
Under the Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program, LPO can provide loan guarantees for projects in the United States that support clean energy deployment and energy infrastructure reinvestment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
Innovative Energy and Innovative Supply Chain
Clean Energy Financing for projects that deploy innovative clean energy technologies at commercial scale (Innovative Energy) Or Employ innovative manufacturing processes or manufacture innovative technologies at commercial scale (Innovative Supply Chain)
The Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment (EIR) Program (Section 1706) guarantees loans to projects that retool, repower, repurpose, or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations or enable operating energy infrastructure to run more cleanly.
Through the SEFI category of the Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program, LPO can provide additional financial support to projects that align federal energy priorities with those of U.S. states
Tribal Energy Financing
Direct loans and partial loan guarantees for tribal energy development projects
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program
Direct loans to support U.S. manufacturing of fuel-efficient, advanced technology vehicles and qualifying components
Loan guarantees and grants to deploy carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure


US map with blue and orange pins at LPO project locations

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.