Welcome to the Kentucky Propane Education & Resource Council Information Center

Our mission is to provide education and training to consumers, installation professionals, Industry members and first responders about the opportunities available with Propane. 

For home comfort, propane delivers the warmth and convenience that you want for your family.

For commercial applications, whether for space heating, grain drying, industrial power, lift trucks and more, Propane is the North American fuel for energy independence.  

 

Propane: The Road to America's Energy Future...Today

KY Energy Cabinet Releases Draft VW Settlement Plan

The Kentucky Environment & Energy Cabinet has released a draft plan for use of the $21 Million in VW Settlement funds.  The plan proposes to spend the money primarily for Transit buses, mainly electric, in EPA non-attainment areas. (Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky)

There is NO provision for school buses in the plan.  There is a public hearing to gather comments on the plan on September 5th.  You can submit written comments to ky.vwsettlement@ky.gov
You can read the entire plan HERE. The 2019 Kentucky General Assembly must pass a bill to approve this plan before the funds can be released.


 

2018 marks 20 years of service to the industry by KYPERC.  It also signals that it is time for the referendum that will extend the program for another 5 years.  Marketers and Producers can expect to see Referendum material to come their way soon.  The deadline for ballots will be November 20th.  Watch for further details.
 

2018 Propane Safe Appliance Rebate Funds
are now available

The KY PERC Council has allocated money to fund the program again this year.

2018 Propane Safe Appliance Rebate Funds have been depleted. At this time, no additional funds are available.

This is a great program for retaining customers and prospecting new ones.

When the funds are exhausted, the program will close.  The amount available will be regularly updated on this website.  Check it frequently before promising a rebate to customers.

Propane OEM Commercial Mower Rebate Funds Available:

The KY PERC Council has renewed the program for 2018.  The program provides rebates for the conversion of commercial mowers or toward the purchase of an OEM commercial mower.

$5,000 is available for Mower rebates.

Marketers are urged to check this space regularly for updates.  When the funds are exhausted, the program will close.  The amount available will be regularly updated on this websites.  Check it frequently before promising a rebate to customers.

More information on participation in the rebate programs is available under the "Industry" tab above.

 

Propane AutoGas

Marketers in Kentucky are eligible to use the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit Propane Police Car or the 2016 Ram 1500 SSV  for demonstration to local law enforcement agencies and at displays.  The Charger Pursuit police car is equipped with a Prins vapor dual fuel system, it shows the power and flexibitlity of propane.   Law enforcement agencies are seriously considering propane as an alternative fuel.  Put them in the seat and let them feel the power!  

The Ram 1500 SSV (Special Service Vehicle) pickup truck makes an impression in demonstrations.  This is an Emergency Responder specification vehicle used by many police and fire departments.  It also can be used for civilian fleet and landscape demonstrations.  Equipped with an iCom liquid injection dual fuel system, it showcases propane Autogas' ability to generate power for work. 

Both vehicles are also equipped with extensive systems of strobe lighting.  They become a focal point in parades and vehicle displays.

Autogas provides a year round market not dependent on the weather.  Contact the PERC office to schedule.

 

Consumer Information

What is Propane?
For over 100 years propane has been warming and powering America.  Now one of the most widely used fuels in the world, learn all about it.


Tankless Water Heaters
Water heating is one of the biggest users of energy.  Tankless water heaters only work "on demand."  If no hot water is called for, the unit is not burning fuel.  When hot water is called for, the unit immediately begins to supply a nearly endless supply.  These units can be used in residences and, by staging multiple units, in commercial applications as well.  But how do they work?  Click the link to find out how.

Video Library
The video library contains a number of short video assets for consumer information and for marketers to use when talking to potential customers.

KYPERC Calendar of Events


KY Association of Counties
November 14-16, 2018
Details
KY Sheriffs Association
December 5-6, 2018
Details
KY Association of School Superintendents
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Details



U.S Energy Administration Daily News
    

Weekly Update of Propane Pricing & Inventories

Each week the U.S. Energy Administration publishes a report on pricing and inventories for a variety of energies.  

 Click HERE to see the updated weekly report on Propane.

Marketer Opportunities

Homebuilders
KYPERC continues to build its relationship with the home construction community.  All Marketers are urged to join and actively participate with their local chapter.

Marketer Resources
The Propane Marketer Resource Catalog (MaRC) has dozens of items to help Marketers, many available for free download.  KY Marketers can place their orders through KYPERC and receive a discount on all purchases.  Contact us to find out more.

CETP Training
The 2018 CETP Training schedule is available!

Incentive & Rebate Programs
The 2018 Propane Safe Appliance Installation Rebate Program and the Propane Commercial mower incentive program are open.

Propane AutoGas
Propane motor fuel markets are expanding rapidly.  Whether for School Buses, Government/Commercial Fleets or off road uses like commercial mowing, Propane is the smart answer.

LP Gas Magazine News           

Louisville Metro Government Adopts Propane Commercial Mowers

Recently Mayor Greg Fisher announced that Louisville Metro had purchased 11 new Scag Turf Tiger OEM propane mowers as part of their fleet.  These mowers will be used by both of the Parks Department and Public Works.  KYPERC is working with the city to provide support for conversions of other mowers in their fleet of 80.


Free Labor Law Posters
All employers are required to display federal and state labor law posters advising employees of their rights under the law.  Many companies will try to get you to spend hundreds of dollars for laminated posters, guaranteeing that their product will keep you in compliance.  What they don't tell you is that all of these posters are available for free from the government.  All you have to do is print them off and hang them up to be in compliance.  Click HERE to link to the free posters.