Incentives

    Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)

    OPEN NOW | Closes January 19, 2021, 3:59 PM CST

    What does this program do?

    The purpose of the HBIIP is to increase significantly the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products.

    The program is also intended to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure.

    Who may apply?

    Transportation fueling facilities including fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments;
    Fuel distribution facilities, such as terminal operations, depots, and midstream partners, and similarly equivalent operations.

    What funding is available?

    Under HBIIP up to $100 million is made available to eligible participants.

    Approximately $22 million will be made available to:

    • Fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments) for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol greater than 10 percent ethanol, such as E15 or higher; and
    • Terminal operations, depots, and midstream partners, for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of biodiesel greater than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher.

    What are the terms?

    Awards to successful applicants will be in the form of cost-share grants for up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs, but not to exceed $3 million, whichever is less.

    Contact

    Anthony Crooks
    (202)205-9322
    [email protected]

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    Louisiana Revolving Loan Program

    The Louisiana Revolving Loan Program is designed to encourage the leveraging of resources to purchase and install energy-efficient upgrades. Low-interest loans will encourage public and private entities to implement projects that comply with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

    This program is specifically designed to include as many market-based partners as possible and to provide opportunities for financial leveraging with the lowest possible financing costs. Borrowers must be domiciled within the state of Louisiana. Eligibility is limited to project costs for the purchase and installation of energy-efficient equipment. Eligible projects are limited to the following types:

    1. Funding energy efficiency retrofits, provided that projects are limited to installation of insulation, installation of energy-efficient lighting, HVAC upgrades, weather sealing, purchase and installation of ENERGY STAR appliances, replacement of windows and doors, high-efficiency shower/faucet upgrades, and installation of solar-powered appliances with improved efficiency.
    2. Installation of alternative fueling pumps and systems (but not storage tanks) installed on existing facilities (other than a large biorefinery); purchase of alternative fuel vehicles (incremental costs only). Single-family residential applicants are not eligible for this program as their needs are currently being met by another LDNR loan program.

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    Louisiana Petroleum Gas Commission Incentive (Propane Vehicles & Mowers)

    Eligibility:

    • Qualifying commercial mowers
    • Commercial grade walk behind, belt drive, or zero turn drivers purchased from a participating "service dealer"  
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certified
    • Operating in Louisiana ONLY


    Qualifying Vehicles:

    • Available to business & government fleets
    • More than 2 vehicles


    Incentive Amount:

    • New vehicles: $1500 per vehicle 
    • Conversions: Up to $800 per conversion
    • Limit of up to 4 awards and $5,000 per entity


    Additional Information: 
    AFDC Propane Laws and Incentives in Louisiana

    Contact:
    Randy Hayden
    (225) 763-8922 
    [email protected]

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    SWEPCO Level 2 Home EV Charging Station Rebate Program

    SWEPCO residential customers who own or rent a single-family home can install an ENERGY STAR-certified Level 2 EV Charging Station to qualify for a $250 rebate. Please note Level 2 EV Charging Station rebates have limited funding. Rebates are only available while funding lasts.

    You can purchase an ENERGY STAR-certified Level 2 EV Charging Station online, from a local retailer or a dealership. Be sure to save your receipt since it’s part of your rebate application.

    Once you’ve installed your Level 2 EV Charging Station, you’re ready to submit your rebate request.

    Louisiana and Texas customers, please complete this online application.

    Regardless of where you live, you may qualify for a federal tax credit of 30% of the cost of installing EV charging equipment. If you installed charging equipment after January 1, 2017, or if you install equipment before the end of this year, you are eligible to claim this credit, up to $1,000. Learn more at Plug in America.

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    Entergy eTech Incentives Program

    Entergy’s eTech program promotes the adoption of electric-powered alternatives to many applications that traditionally require fossil fuels. The program provides customer support by dedicated field representatives and financial incentives to Entergy customers who purchase select electric equipment. Entergy is offering financial incentives for such things as installing Level 2 EV Chargers (Plug), truck stop and fleet electrification, and truck refrigeration units. Many other technologies may qualify, so contact Entergy at [email protected] for more information.

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    Additional Funding Resources

    Explore the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Clean Cities Financial Opportunities page for additional current and upcoming funding opportunities for clean transportation projects.  Additionally, the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Laws and Incentives Database for Federal and local incentives for switching to cleaner fuels.