Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program (Massachusetts)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program (Massachusetts)|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Low-Income Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Furnaces, Biomass|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
Low Income Residential:$2,000
|Equipment Requirements||Replacement stoves or inserts must meet program technical requirements and stove must serve a year-round residence.|
|Installation Requirements||New stoves must be professionally installed and the installation must be coordinated and certified by the retailer. Old stoves must be permanently removed from service and rendered unusable. All applicable federal, state and local building codes and regulations, safety standards and certifications must be adhered to.|
|Maximum Incentive|| Residential:$1,000|
Low Income Residential:$2,000
|Program Administrator||Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources|
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)|
NOTE: This program is accepting low income residential voucher applications only from December 27, 2012 until January 17, 2013. After this time period the standard residential voucher applications will become available.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) are currently offering rebate vouchers through the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program. This program assists eligible Massachusetts residents with the cost of replacing non-EPA-certified wood-, wood-pellet-, or coal-burning stoves with high efficiency, low emissions wood stoves or fireplace inserts, or wood-pellet stoves or fireplace inserts. New stoves must be professionally installed and the installation must be coordinated and certified by the retailer. Old stoves must be permanently removed from service and rendered unusable. The retailer is charged with the coordination of stove disposal and recycling. All applicable federal, state and local building codes and regulations, safety standards and certifications must be adhered to.
Eligible replacement stoves or inserts must meet the technical requirements listed below:
- Catalytic Converter: 2.5 grams per hour of particulate matter (g/hr PM)
- Non Catalytic Converter: 4.5 g/hr PM and minimum 70% efficiency
Low income residents who qualify for the program are eligible for a flat $2,000 rebate, and standard residential customers who qualify for the program are eligible for a flat $1,000 rebate. Rebate vouchers will be available until program funding has been exhausted. In order to be eligible for a rebate voucher, the property owner must not have received a Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program Voucher in the last year, the stove must serve a year-round residence and the project site electric bill must contribute to MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust Fund. Rebate vouchers must be approved by MassCEC prior to being redeemed at retail locations.
Applications must be submitted according to MassCEC format guidelines. See the program website for details and for a complete application package.
|Contact Name||Massachusetts Clean Energy Center|
|Address||55 Summer Street, 9th Floor|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program Manual|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.