Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program (Massachusetts)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program (Massachusetts)
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Furnaces, Biomass
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Residential:$1,000

Low Income Residential:$2,000







Equipment Requirements Replacement stoves or inserts must meet program technical requirements and stove must serve a year-round residence.
Start Date 2012-12-27




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 Budget $100,000





Program Administrator Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Website http://www.masscec.com/programs/woodstove-change-out

Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-04
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2013-01-04


References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


Summary

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.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


Address 55 Summer Street, 9th Floor

Place Boston, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02110



Email cs@masscec.com
Website http://www.commonwealthsolar.org/
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Pilot Program Manual
Date Effective 2012-12-27



















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"