Local Government Energy Loan Program (Alabama)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Alabama

Name Local Government Energy Loan Program
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Schools, Local Government
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Motors, Motor-ASDs/VSDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Funding Source State Revolving Loan Fund

Maximum Incentive 350,000 per local government or school campus; 500,000 per school system

Terms 0% for up to 10 years, with a 3% management fee; estimated simple payback must be within 10 years
Program Administrator Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Website http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/energy/Pages/EnergyFinancing.aspx

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Through a public-private partnership with PowerSouth, Alabama's Local Government Energy Loan Program offers zero-interest loans to local governments, K-12 schools, and public colleges and universities for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements that will eventually have a payback through utility savings. Under the program, municipal and county governments, and colleges and universities may borrow up to $350,000 for eligible projects, and K-12 schools may receive up to $350,000 per campus or $500,000 per school system for eligible projects. Eligible renewable energy resources generally include biomass, hydropower, geothermal energy, wind energy, and solar energy.

The application is available on the program web site. An energy audit must be completed to identify necessary improvements. Following installation, the loan recipient must be benchmarked using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jennifer Young
Department Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Division Energy Division
Address P.O. Box 5690
Address 2 401 Adams Avenue
Place Montgomery, Alabama
Zip/Postal Code 36103-5690
Phone (334) 353-3006

Email Jennifer.young@adeca.alabama.gov
Website http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/Pages/default.aspx

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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