42 U.S. Code § 15972 - Loan to place Alaska clean coal technology facility in service
In this section:
(2) Clean coal technology plant
The term “clean coal technology plant” means the plant located near Healy, Alaska, constructed under Department cooperative agreement number DE–FC–22–91PC90544.
Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary shall use amounts made available under subsection (e) to provide the cost of a direct loan to the borrower for purposes of placing the clean coal technology plant into reliable operation for the generation of electricity.
(1) Maximum loan amount
The amount of the direct loan provided under subsection (b) shall not exceed $80,000,000.
(2) Determinations by Secretary
Before providing the direct loan to the borrower under subsection (b), the Secretary shall determine that—
(A) the plan of the borrower for placing the clean coal technology plant in reliable operation has a reasonable prospect of success;
(B) the amount of the loan (when combined with amounts available to the borrower from other sources) will be sufficient to carry out the project; and
(3) Interest; term
The direct loan provided under subsection (b) shall bear interest at a rate and for a term that the Secretary determines appropriate, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into account the needs and capacities of the borrower and the prevailing rate of interest for similar loans made by public and private lenders.
(d) Use of payments
The Secretary shall retain any payments of principal and interest on the direct loan provided under subsection (b) to support energy research and development activities, to remain available until expended, subject to any other conditions in an applicable appropriations Act.