Program Update: Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) will be the final year for the Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program.
The Maryland Energy Administration made this decision after a thorough review of the program’s accomplishments, the decreasing number of wood and pellet stove applications, limitations on available funding going forward, and an evolving energy and environmental landscape.
To receive a rebate during FY24, all eligible stoves must be purchased by January 4, 2024 and all systems installed and applications received by MEA or postmarked by March 31, 2024. Any system purchased after January 4, 2024, or application received or postmarked after March 31, 2024, will not be considered for funding. Please review the specific requirements as detailed in the FY24 Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) before purchasing and installing equipment, or applying for a rebate. (This would be linked further down on the program website
Program Description: The Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program provides an incentive for Maryland homeowners to purchase and install an eligible clean burning wood or pellet stove at their primary place of residence.
Program Purpose: To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, MEA provides rebates for clean burning wood and pellet stoves that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old wood or pellet stoves at incentive levels outlined in the chart below.
The available incentive levels for wood and pellet stoves are shown below. To be eligible for an incentive, the stove must:
● meet or exceed the required particulate emissions limit, by stove type; and,
● meet or exceed an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Higher Heating Value (HHV) efficiency rating of at least 75%, beginning on September 15, 2022.
Stoves that do not meet one of these requirements are ineligible for an award.
Emissions per Hour Limit Requirement
Award with an EPA-Published Efficiency Rating of at least 75%
|Wood Burning Stove
|No more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter per hour
|Pellet Burning Stove
|No more than 2.0 grams of particulate matter per hour
Type of Program: Non-competitive (first-come, first-served) - statewide
Program Application Deadline: All applications must be received by MEA or postmarked by March 31, 2024, unless the Program Budget is exhausted prior to this date. MEA cannot issue a rebate once the Program Budget has been exhausted.
Anticipated Program Budget: Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.
Regulations: Regulations governing the Program can be viewed
Check Your Rebate Status: Weekly Status Report 2024.02.28
For more information, contact MEA regarding Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 410-537-4097 to speak with Garry Aime, the MEA program manager.
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