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Energy Efficiency Loans for State Government Agencies

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Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeLoan
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeKentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet
Incentive Initiation Date3/9/2010
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThrough the Green Bank of Kentucky, state agencies may be eligible for three separate energy loan products, depending on the proposed energy efficiency improvements. Initial funding for the Green Bank of Kentucky was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the Kentucky State Energy Program.

The eSELF Revolving Loan is a loan for energy efficiency projects costing between $50,000 and $225,000 that will result in at least a 20% energy reduction. Improvement projects funded under this loan will be managed directly by the state agency.

The Hybrid Revolving Loan is for energy efficiency projects costing between $50,000 and $600,000. An energy audit or engineering analysis is required as well as a design and development package. The state agency is responsible for procuring materials and service. The cost of the audit/engineering analysis may be rolled into the loan.

The ESPC Revolving Loan is for comprehensive energy efficiency projects costing more than $600,000 and that use an Energy Savings Performance Company (ESPC) or Energy Service Company (ESCO). A detailed industrial energy audit as well as cost-benefit analysis is required. The cost of the audit/engineering analysis may be rolled into the loan.
Eligible RecipientState government agencies.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaRenewable energy technologies are eligible for funding under this program, as long as the payback period is 15 years or less.
Application Form(s)Application Forms and Instructions
Other Incentive DetailsPrior to applying, all agencies are required to submit an energy survey (available on the Green Bank's web site). The Green Bank will then forward the loan application packet (including information regarding the additional required documentation) for the agency to complete and submit. All application letters must be signed by the agency head.
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