LPO News

Video Url
Overview of the Loan Programs Office
Video courtesy of the Department of Energy

ABOUT LPO

LPO has more than $40 billion in 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.

Follow LPO on LinkedIn and YouTube

FOR POTENTIAL BORROWERS

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 eligibility requirements and the application process directly with LPO staff. Including a brief description of the proposed project in your email is helpful.

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

AVAILABLE LOANS & LOAN GUARANTEES

Innovative Clean Energy: Fossil Loan Guarantees
$8.5 billion in loan guarantee authority for innovative clean energy: fossil projects
Innovative Clean Energy: Nuclear Loan Guarantees
$10.9 billion in loan guarantee authority for innovative clean energy: nuclear 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
Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantees
$2.5 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

US map with pins located at LPO porfolio 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.

»VIEW MORE