At the Clean Energy Development April 18th Meeting, the Board approved a substantial change to its Advanced Wood Heating Incentive as part of the Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive (SSREI) Program.
Change: The elimination of the Custom Incentive for pellet/chip boilers/furnaces as of June 2, 2018. Friday, June 1st will be the last day incentive reservation applications for the custom incentive will be accepted. Until June 1, 2018, CEDF’s Custom Incentive will remain at $1.25/sq. ft. of heated space with a maximum of $20,000 with up to an extra $5,000 if thermal storage is incorporated into the installation.
Starting on June 2, 2018, the CEDF will only be offering its flat-rate incentive of $3,000 per pellet boiler/furnace. The $3,000 incentive will be available for residential and small commercial pellet boiler installations until December 31, 2018, and possibly longer depending on funding.
If you have any questions regarding the June 1st elimination of the custom advanced wood incentive (or about CEDF’s SSREI Program in general) please contact Andrew Perchlik: andrew.perchlik@Vermont.org or at: 802-279-0471.
If you want to reserve an incentive for the installation of an advanced wood heating system or learn more about the current incentives offered through the SSREI Program go to: www.RERC-VT.org
Other wood heating incentives available in Vermont:
- Efficiency VT (EVT) has a new custom incentive for commercial/institutional installations of pellet heating systems. Contact EVT to get details on this new program: (888) 921-5990
- EVT also has a flat-rate incentive of $3,000 for pellet boilers. This can be combined with CEDF’s $3K incentive for a total of $6,000: learn more here.
- For Vermonters in Windham and Rutland counties, there are specific pellet stove programs designed for low to moderate income residents to change-out old cordwood stoves for new pellet stoves or to install pellet stoves even if they don’t have an old wood stove.
- In Windham County contact the Windham and Windsor Housing Trust: Tara Brown at 802-246-2119 or go to their web page.
- In Rutland County (and towns in neighboring counties that border Rutland Co.) contact Melanie Paskevichmpaskevich@nwwvt.org at NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, (802) 797-8610) The Rutland Heard had an article on this program.
- Members of Washington Electric Co-op (WEC) can get a $1,000 rebate on approved pellet boilers/furnaces. This is in addition to the CEDF and EVT incentives for a total of $7,000: Call WEC for more information: 802-223-5245
- Members of the Vermont Electric Co-op can get a $150 credit on the purchase of an approved pellet stove: learn more here.