The Propane Council of Texas is looking forward to promoting clean-burning propane as an alternative fuel at many events in the Greater Houston area over the next couple months including the Texas Association of School Boards Annual Conference on September 23-25, 2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center; and the Propane Emergencies Conference on September 26-27, 2016 at TEEX’s Brayton Training Field in College Station, TX. The propane emergencies training will include both emergency responders and propane industry and include an autogas safety segment.
In addition to promoting propane awareness through events, the Propane Council of Texas administers two propane incentive programs for on and off-road.
- Propane Vehicle Incentive Program
Effective January 1, 2016, ProCOT has increased its perpetual funding cap from $15,000 to $30,000 per qualifying fleet and opened it up to existing fleets.
ProCOT will cover the incremental cost up to $7,500 per qualifying propane vehicle purchase or conversion for private fleets. ProCOT defines a private fleet as a business or non-profit fleet with 3 or more vehicles. Propane companies are excluded for claiming the rebate for their company vehicles.
For more about this program, please visit procot.org.
- Propane Mower Incentive Program
The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) has made changes to its Propane Mower Incentive Program for 2016. Effective January 1, 2016, ProCOT has increased its perpetual funding cap of $5,000 to $7,000 per qualifying entity.
ProCOT will cover the incremental cost up to $1,000 per qualifying propane mower with a perpetual cap of $7,000 per qualifying entity. ProCOT’s state incentive can be coupled with the national incentive from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), just as long as it does not supersede the incremental cost .
Additionally, ProCOT has expanded the program now allowing dual-fuel propane mowers. Each propane commercial mower must commit to consuming at least 500 gallons of propane a year to be eligible. Landscapers all across the country are switching to cleaner-burning propane, because of reduced maintenance, lower fuel costs, and its greener environmental footprint left behind from its lower emissions to its non-contamination of groundwater and soil.
To learn more about the ProCOT propane mower incentive program, please visit procot.org.