Central Wood Pellet Heating - FAQ


How much will my rebate be?

Homeowners are eligible for a base rebate of up to $10,000, depending on system cost. To help cover the cost of thermal storage, MassCEC also offers a thermal storage adder up to $2,000. Residents qualifying for the Income-Based Rebate Adder can qualify for a total award of up to $16,500.

When can I use the emergency replacement option?

The Emergency Replacement Rebate option is only available for homes where the current heating system cannot safely function or the installer believes that for safe and reliable operation the system has to be replaced within 30 days.

Which installers are eligible for the emergency replacement option?

Only installers who have had two successful inspections by MassCEC with no unsatisfactory issues identified are eligible to apply for this type of rebate. Ask your installer to confirm that they are eligible for this option.

Why isn’t everyone in Massachusetts eligible for this rebate program?

Projects receiving rebates through MassCEC must be located in an electric utility territory that contributes funding to the Renewable Energy Trust (RET), which includes communities served by investor owned electric utility companies or a participating municipal light plant

What is an MLP and where are they?

MLP stands for “municipal light plant” and refers to communities who are serviced by a publicly owned local utility instead of an investor-owned electric company, such as National Grid or Eversource. Some of these MLP communities contribute to RET, which is the original source of our funding for rebates. We are unable to provide rebates to MLP communities that do not contribute to the RET.