DOE Loan Program Support for Distributed Energy Projects

DOE Loan Program Support for Distributed Energy Projects
Thursday, November 5, 2015:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

The DOE’s loan guarantee program structure was originally designed to provide support for structured project financings for large capital intensive facilities, often to prove out a commercially viable renewable energy application. The program did not provide support for development of distributed energy resource systems that are now emerging via the IoT and related information technologies.

Now, through the authorization of the issuance of $1 billion in loan guarantees for distributed energy, DOE has taken steps to recognize the value of fostering different types of distributed generation linked through interactive communications systems. To do so, it has recognized new alternative financing structures suitable for the purpose. It has clarified the broader role which state green banks can play. And it has fostered the emergence of new private financing techniques which may be used by utilities, developers and new types of governmental programs for various types of distributed energy resources. This program will focus on meeting the new requirements for LPO access; the new private financing models whose emergence it encourages; and the types of emerging distributed energy technology projects which may be encouraged to emerge.

The panel, comprised of legal banking and technology experts will address the following topics:

  • How does the new program differ from previous DOE programs? What qualifies as “distributed energy” What qualifies as a “master plan”? How will credit risk be apprised?
  • What are the practical constraints to successful application for a guarantee and to successful financial operation thereunder established by the applicable legal requirements?
  • What current and nascent technologies can make practical use of the program? What will distinguish their probabilities of success?
  • How can different types of available credit assistance and of other government programs be utilized? What are the ramifications for the shape, size and number of state green banks and similar programs?
  • What types of new financing structures for distributed energy may emerge under the Program or based on experience under it?

Its analysis of the present DOE loan guarantee opportunities will insights into future strategies for distributed energy technology developments.


Roger Feldman, Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP
and Director, American Council on Renewable Energy

John May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers

Edward Saltzberg, Ph.D, Senior Vice President, The Willdan Group

Douglas Schultz, Director of Origination, Loan Programs Office,
United States Department of Energy*

Erin Dolleris

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How It Works

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You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.

Single Connection: $99.00
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