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Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Grant Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/04/2013
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Furnaces , Boilers
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Biomass, Pellet Boilers and Furnaces
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
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
Maximum Incentive:$15,000
Funding Source:Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund
Program Budget:2013: $475,000
Start Date:03/2013
Web Site:

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).

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
63 Franklin Street
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Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 315-9355
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