Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Grant Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
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

Start Date 03/2013

Funding Source Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund

Maximum Incentive $15,000

Program Budget 2013: $475,000

Program Administrator Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

Incentive Source
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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).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Biomass Thermal Contact
Department Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Address 55 Summer Street
Address 2 9th Floor
Place Boston, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02119
Phone (617) 315-9355


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


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