LPO Tech Talk: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
This Tech Talk highlights how LPO can provide a bridge to bankability for carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies including pre-combustion, post-combustion, oxy-combustion and direct air capture.
November 16, 2021
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LPO Projects Address Climate Change Now and Into the Future
Through Fiscal Year 2021, the clean energy and auto manufacturing projects in LPO’s portfolio have directly and cumulatively avoided more than 200 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
November 10, 2021
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LPO Tech Talk: Advanced Geothermal
This Tech Talk highlights how LPO can provide a bridge to bankability for advanced geothermal innovations such as enhanced geothermal systems; closed loop systems; mineral extraction; and load following.
October 13, 2021
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How LPO Can Support the Long Duration Storage Earth Shot
LPO loan guarantees can potentially be used to finance projects that support the Long Duration Storage Shot Summit, which is focused on mapping out strategies to reducing the cost of long duration energy storage by 90% within the decade.
September 23, 2021
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Overview of the Loan Programs Office
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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. 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.  

After reading about the respective program's requirements, potential borrowers are encouraged to seek a pre-application consultation to discuss eligiblity requirements and the application process directly with LPO staff. Including a brief description of the proposed project in your email is helpful.

  • Title 17 Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Advanced Fossil Energy, Advanced Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy), email
  • Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, email
  • Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program, email

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


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


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.



DOE Announces Up to $8.25 Billion in Loans to Enhance Electrical Transmission Nationwide
Loans will support projects to widen clean electricity reach and enhance grid reliability.
April 27, 2021
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DOE Announces $109.5 Million to Support Jobs and Economic Growth in Coal and Power Plant Communities
New White House report identifies federal resources available to create good-paying union Jobs, remediate environmental degradation, and support long-term economic development in energy communities.
April 23, 2021
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Energy Secretary Granholm Announces Ambitious New 30GW Offshore Wind Deployment Target by 2030
National offshore wind goal will support 77,000 jobs, power 10 million homes, and cut 78 million metric tons in carbon emissions.
March 29, 2021
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DOE Issues Notice of Guidance for Potential Loan Applicants Involving Critical Minerals
The DOE has issued new guidance for applications to the Loan Programs Office, stating a preference for projects related to critical minerals.
December 1, 2020
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