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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Commonwealth's Master Equipment Leasing Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/06/2014
Program Overview:
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Leasing Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: State Government, Institutional
Equipment purchases less than $10,000 are not eligible for financing
Terms:Available in 3, 5, 7 and 10 year loan repayment terms
The term may not exceed the useful life of the equipment
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Va. Code ยง 2.2-2417

The Master Equipment Leasing Program (MELP) ensures that all Commonwealth agencies, authorities and institutions obtain consistent and competitive credit terms for financing equipment and energy efficiency projects. Agencies can finance energy projects at a minimum of $10,000 and can make repayments over 3, 5, 7 and 10 year terms.

Qualifying Energy Projects
Energy efficiency projects may include personal property, the installation or modification of an installation in a building, professional management, and other special services which are primarily intended to reduce energy consumption and demand or allow the use of an alternative energy source. Personal property is defined as new or reconditioned tangible personal property that includes personal property to be affixed to realty and must be used for governmental purposes.

MELP financed energy projects with relevant energy efficient technology include lighting and motor efficiency upgrades, building envelope enhancements, distribution system improvements, energy management controls.

Visit the Commonwealth's Master Equipment Leasing Program online for more information.

  Debora Greene
Virginia Department of the Treasury
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2142
Phone 2: (804) 371-6235
Fax: (804) 225-3187
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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