Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Grant Program (Massachusetts)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Grant Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Furnaces, Biomass, Pellet Boilers and Furnaces|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Base Grant: $7,000
Automated Conveyance of Fuel Adder: $3,000 Thermal Storage Adder: $2,000 Solar Thermal Hybrid System Adder: $1,000 Moderate Income Adder or Moderate Home Value Adder: $2,000 Maximum Grant: $15,000
|Funding Source||Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund|
|Program Budget||2013: $475,000|
|Program Administrator||Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)|
|Incentive Source||The given value was not understood.|
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) are offering the Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Pilot Grant Program to provide grants to residents and organizations who install high-efficiency, low-particulate matter wood pellet boilers or furnaces. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first -served basis, and may be combined with other incentives.
Furnaces must be installed on a property that is in use year-round. All equipment must be new and commercially-available technology and must have a thermal efficiency rating of 80% or greater, and must meet other emissions and technical specifications as outlined in the program manual available on the web site above.
Projects must owned by commercial or residential entities served by one of the investor-owned electric distribution utilities in Massachusetts -- Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light (Unitil), Massachusetts Electric (National Grid), Nantucket Electric (National Grid), NSTAR Electric, or Western Massachusetts Electric. In addition, customers of any Municipal Light Plant (MLP) Department that pays into the RET are eligible (Ashburnham, Holden, Holyoke, Russel, and Templeton).
|Contact Name||Biomass Thermal Contact|
|Department||Massachusetts Clean Energy Center|
|Address||55 Summer Street|
|Address 2||9th Floor|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.