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. Review our overview and subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about the program.

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 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 lgprogram@hq.doe.gov
  • Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, email atvmloan@hq.doe.gov
  • Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program, email telgp@hq.doe.gov

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

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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Blog

LPO Report Examines Environmental Impacts and Compliance Best Practices for Carbon Capture & Sequestration
The report provides the current state of the science necessary to complete future environmental reviews of projects involving CO2 injection & storage
January 14, 2021
Battery Supply Chain and Critical Minerals Projects Could be Eligible for LPO Debt Capital
Learn how DOE's Loan Programs Office can potentially provide access to debt capital for battery supply chain and critical minerals projects
July 16, 2020
Innovative Air Pollutant Control Projects Now Eligible for Advanced Fossil Energy Loan Guarantees
LPO has expanded eligibility for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases or air pollutants
June 10, 2020
Opportunities to Develop Industries that Support Innovative Energy Technology Deployment
LPO is examining elements of infrastructure, manufacturing & services that support deployment of innovative energy technologies it can finance
April 16, 2020

News

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
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.
March 22, 2019
DOE Applauds Vogtle Decision
Historic project will be the first large scale nuclear utility project completed in the United States in over 30 years.
September 26, 2018
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.
July 17, 2018