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42 U.S. Code § 18715 - Transmission facility financing

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(a) Appropriation

In addition to amounts otherwise available, there is appropriated to the Secretary for fiscal year 2022, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $2,000,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 2030, to carry out this section: Provided, That the Secretary shall not enter into any loan agreement pursuant to this section that could result in disbursements after September 30, 2031.

(b) Use of funds

The Secretary shall use the amounts made available by subsection (a) to carry out a program to pay the costs of direct loans to non-Federal borrowers, subject to the limitations that apply to loan guarantees under section 50141(d) and under such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, for the construction or modification of electric transmission facilities designated by the Secretary to be necessary in the national interest under section 824p(a) of title 16.

(c) LoansA direct loan provided under this section—
(1) shall have a term that does not exceed the lesser of—
90 percent of the projected useful life, in years, of the eligible transmission facility; and
30 years;
shall not exceed 80 percent of the project costs; and
shall, on first issuance, be subject to the condition that the direct loan is not subordinate to other financing.
(d) Interest rates

A direct loan provided under this section shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary, taking into consideration market yields on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of comparable maturities as of the date on which the direct loan is made.

(e) Definition of direct loan

In this section, the term “direct loan” has the meaning given the term in section 661a of title 2.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 50141(d), referred to in subsec. (b), is section 50141(d) of Pub. L. 117–169, title V, Aug. 16, 2022, 136 Stat. 2043, which is not classified to the Code.


Section was enacted as part of Pub. L. 117–169, and not as part of div. D of Pub. L. 117–58, which enacted this chapter.

Definition of “Secretary”

Secretary” means the Secretary of Energy, see section 50111 of Pub. L. 117–169, set out as a note under section 17113b of this title.