The Department of Energy announced this week plans to offer $8 billion in loans for various power grid projects.
The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it is offering up to $8.25 billion in loans for companies to boost the power grid as part of the Biden administration’s goal to set the country on a path to 100% clean energy by 2035.
The department is making financing available for projects that improve resilience and expand transmission capacity across the grid, “so we can reliably move clean energy from places where it’s produced to places where it’s needed most,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
The financing will be available in two pools. The Loan Programs Office, or LPO, at the Energy Department is seeking applications for up to $5 billion in loan guarantees to support innovative transmission projects, along with transmission projects owned by federally recognized tribal nations or Alaska Native Corporations.
Those projects will include high-voltage lines, transmission to connect offshore wind, and facilities sited along rail and highway routes.