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History

2015

JULY
  • Mark McCall hired as Executive Director, Loan Programs Office
JUNE
MARCH
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Alcoa
FEBRUARY

2014

DECEMBER
  • Agua Caliente awarded 2014 Top Plant (Solar) – POWER Magazine
  • Ivanpah awarded Renewable Energy Project of the Year – Pennwell
  • Crescent Dunes awarded Project of the Year, Best Energy/Industrial & Excellence in Safety Award of Merit – Engineering News Record Southwest
  • $12.5 billion Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation issued
NOVEMBER
OCTOBER
SEPTEMBER
  • Draft Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation issued
AUGUST
JULY
JUNE
APRIL
  • Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation issued
FEBRUARY

2013

DECEMBER
JULY
  • Draft Advanced Fossil Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation issued
MAY
  • Peter Davidson hired as Executive Director, Loan Programs Office
JANUARY
  • Tesla Model S awarded 2013 Car of the Year – Motor Trend

2012

NOVEMBER
  • Tesla Model S awarded 2013 Automobile of the Year – Automobile Magazine
MARCH
  • Desert Sunlight awarded 2011 North American Solar Deal of the Year – Project Finance Magazine
FEBRUARY
  • Agua Caliente awarded 2011 Solar Project of the Year – Renewable Energy World’s Excellence in Renewable Energy Award Program
  • Ivanpah awarded CSP Achievement of the Year – Solar Power Generation USA
  • Agua Caliente awarded 2011 Photovoltaic Project of the Year – Solar Power Generation USA

2011

SEPTEMBER
AUGUST
JULY
JUNE
  • Shepherds Flat awarded 2011 Deal of the Year – Energy Risk Magazine
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Antelope Valley Solar Ranch
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Desert Sunlight through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Topaz Solar Farms, LLC through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Project Amp through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Mesquite
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Granite Reliable through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to 1366 Technologies
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Calisolar Inc.
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Mojave
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered  to Genesis through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Ormat Nevada
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc.
MAY
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Crescent Dunes
  • Department of Energy Recognized by Computerworld as 2011 Honors Laureate
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Alamosa
APRIL
  • LPO Online Application Portal awarded 2011 Laureate – International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Solar Trust of America, LLC. (Solar Millennium)
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to California Valley Solar Ranch
  • Loan guarantee issued for Ivanpah
MARCH
  • Ormat’s Jersey Valley Power Plant awarded 2011 Geothermal Project of the Year – Renewable Energy World
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Record Hill
  • ATVM loan issued for The Vehicle Production Group LLC
FEBRUARY
JANUARY

2010

DECEMBER
NOVEMBER
OCTOBER
  • Conditional commitment for partial loan guarantee offered to Shepherds Flat through FIPP
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to One Nevada Line
AUGUST
JULY
  • Loan guarantee issued for Kahuku
  • Partial loan guarantee issued for Blue Mountain through FIPP
JUNE
MAY
APRIL
MARCH
FEBRUARY
  • Conditional commitments for loan guarantees offered to Vogtle (Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia)
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Ivanpah
JANUARY
  • ATVM loan issued for Nissan
  • ATVM loan issued for Tesla
  • Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 amends Interim Final Rule to include ultra-efficient vehicles

2009

DECEMBER
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Red River Environmental Products, LLC
NOVEMBER
  • Jonathan Silver hired as Executive Director, Loan Programs Office 
OCTOBER
  • Financial Institution Partnership Program - Commercial Technology Renewable Energy Generation Projects solicitation issued
SEPTEMBER
  • ATVM  loan issued for Ford
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Fisker Automotive
  • Loan guarantee issued for Solyndra, Inc.
JULY
  • 2009 Transmission solicitation issued
  • 2009 Energy Efficiency Renewable solicitation issued
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Beacon Power Corporation
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Nordic Windpower USA, Inc.
JUNE
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Ford
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Nissan
  • Conditional commitment for ATVM loan offered to Tesla
MARCH
  • Conditional commitment for loan guarantee offered to Solyndra, Inc.
FEBRUARY
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 amended Loan Guarantee Program’s authorizing legislation, creating Section 1705

2008

NOVEMBER
  • Director, Advanced Technologies Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program hired
  • DOE issues rules for ATVM Loan Program
OCTOBER
  • Initial rankings issued for 2008 Nuclear Power loan guarantee solicitation
SEPTEMBER
  • Advanced Fossil Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation issued
  • The FY 2009 Continuing Resolution enacted – appropriated $7.5 billion to support a maximum of $25 billion in loans under ATVM Loan Program.
JUNE
  • DOE issues three solicitations for loan guarantees:
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Advanced Transmission and Distribution
  • Nuclear Power
  • Front End Nuclear Fuel Cycle
JANUARY
  • Energy Independence and Security Act enacted, creating Section 136 ATVM Loan Program

2007

OCTOBER
  • DOE issues Final Regulations for Loan Guarantee Program
  • Sixteen pre-applicants from August 2006 Solicitation invited to submit full application
AUGUST
  • Director, Loan Guarantee Program hired
MAY
  • DOE issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
APRIL
  • Loan Guarantee Program funded and begins operations
FEBRUARY
  • Congress provides DOE with initial loan guarantee authority

2006

AUGUST
  • First solicitation issued inviting interested parties to submit pre-applications

2005

AUGUST
  • Energy Policy Act of 2005 enacted, including Title XVII, Incentives for Innovative Technologies, creating Section 1703