U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office 102 Session – State Energy Financing Institutions

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) offers low-cost debt financing for high-impact, large-scale energy infrastructure projects in the United States. Through the State Energy Financing Institutions (SEFIs) program, the LPO can support clean energy projects using commercially available technologies like wind and solar. This new authority, bolstered with funds from the Inflation Reduction Act, opens up billions of federal dollars to state energy offices, green banks, and other public financing organizations that qualify as SEFIs. Join this webinar to learn how to work with a SEFI to qualify your project for LPO financing, best practices, and more!

Featured Speakers:

Stephen Boyd | Senior Consultant for Outreach and Business Development, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Steve Boyd is a Senior Consultant to the US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office.

Steve has developed and managed enterprises focused on energy, transportation, economic development, and educational opportunity for over 25 years.

For the last decade, he has led businesses in the transportation and energy efficiency arenas and promoted policy progress in these sectors.

Over his previous years of work, he has served in a range of roles in federal government, national media, nonprofits, and national political campaigns.

Steve holds a Biology/Environmental Science degree from Pennsylvania State University with minors in Economics and Political Science and studied International Business and Finance at the University of Manchester (UK).

Hans Riemer | Senior Consultant, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Hans Riemer is a senior consultant to the US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), where he leads the state and local engagement team and is working with government and private sector leaders to finance a wide array of clean energy projects. Prior to joining LPO, Hans served for 12 years as an elected official in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he passed numerous energy and climate laws including all-electric building codes, solar zoning reforms, building energy performance standards, and smart growth incentives.