Propane projects moving forward

March 20, 2018 By    

The Propane Construction Incentive Program gives builders a monetary incentive to install propane appliances in homes or remodels. Photo courtesy of

The Propane Education & Research Council approved the following funding requests during its February meeting in Santa Barbara, California. The principal contractor is listed in parenthesis where applicable.

  • $485,420 for 2018 professional services and support – to support growth in existing propane markets, to identify and capitalize on new market opportunities and to provide technical expertise to ensure the quality and performance of new products;
  • $299,547 for the 2017 U.S. sales of odorized propane survey and report – to provide an equitable statistical methodology by which to distribute state rebates and determine the percentage of the 2019 annual assessment that can be applied to on-road engine projects and activities (ICF);
  • $275,000 for the Propane Construction Incentive Program, which provides homebuilders of new construction and remodelers of existing homes a monetary incentive for installing propane-fueled appliances in the homes or remodels (Swanson Russell);
  • $99,675 for a change order to update selected consumer safety and duty-to-warn materials;
  • $65,000 for a change order on a Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) NFPA 58 update and to review the plumber/HVAC training program;
  • $55,000 for the Maine Energy Marketers Association to expand its trade school’s current training facility for propane technicians; purchase additional training aids and tools; and market the expanded facility and coursework to a new target sector (New England Propane Foundation);
  • $50,000 for 2017 CETP maintenance.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3748.

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