Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Grant Program

December 15, 2014


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).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
Start Date: 03/2013
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
Incentive 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


Name: Biomass Thermal Contact
Address: 63 Franklin Street
Boston MA 02110
Phone: (617) 315-9355

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.