Electricity Laws and Incentives in Louisiana
The list below contains summaries of all Louisiana laws and incentives related to electricity.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit
Louisiana offers a nonrefundable income tax credit of 30% of the cost of qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property, including:
- The purchase and installation of certified fuel system conversion equipment to convert a gasoline or diesel vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel;
- Alternative fueling delivery equipment including compression equipment, storage tanks, and dispensing units for alternative fuel at the point where the fuel is delivered, and;
- Purchase of property which is directly related to the delivery of an alternative fuel for use in AFVs.
Provision for Green Jobs Tax Credit
Pending available funding, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development will offer a corporate or income tax credit for qualified capital infrastructure projects in Louisiana that are directly related to industries including, but not limited to, the advanced drivetrain vehicle and biofuels industries. The tax credit is for 7% to 18% of the project costs, calculated based on the investment costs, up to $1,000,000 per state-certified green project. The portion of the base investment expended on payroll for Louisiana residents employed in connection with the construction of the project may be eligible for an additional 7.2% tax credit on the payroll. Annual credits caps apply and credits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible recipients. Restrictions may apply. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:6037)
Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Project Funding
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Volkswagen Eligible Mitigation Action Project program provides up to 80% of the cost of new diesel or alternative fuel replacements and repowers for eligible government entities. For eligible non-government entities, the Program provides up to 40% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel repower, up to 25% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, and up to 75% of the cost of an all-electric repower or replacement, with associated charging infrastructure. Qualifying alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, natural gas and propane. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:
|Model Year||Vehicle Type|
|1992-2009||Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks|
|1992-2009||Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks|
|2009 or older||Class 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses|
Eligible government and non-government entities may also receive funding for the all-electric repower or replacement of airport ground support equipment, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment, as well as for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of light-duty EVSE.
The program is funded by Louisiana’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application guidelines, see the DEQ Louisiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust website.
Electric Equipment and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Entergy
Qualified Entergy customers are eligible to receive incentives in varying amounts for the purchase of select on- and off-road electric vehicles and Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.
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