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Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program

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To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides rebates for clean burning wood and pellet stoves that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old woodstoves at incentive levels outlined in the chart below. Regulations for the Clean Energy Rebate Program can be viewed at:

 

Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 14, Subtitle 26, Chapter 04 (COMAR 14.26.04)

 

THE CLEAN BURNING WOOD AND PELLET STOVE REBATE PROGRAM IS A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE PROGRAM. THE AMOUNT OF REMAINING FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IN FISCAL YEAR 2020 (JULY 1, 2019 - JUNE 30, 2020) CAN BE FOUND ON THE TAB BELOW UNDER "CHECK YOUR REBATE STATUS".

 

NOTICE: ALL new and replacement wood and pellet stoves MUST obtain a permit before installation. For a list of county permitting offices, click on PDF to the rightWood and Pellet Stove County Permit Office List.pdfWood and Pellet Stove County Permit Office List.pdf. Rebates will not be issued to applicants who do not receive the proper permits for stoves.   

To be eligible, wood (stick/log) stoves may not emit more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter (PM) per hour and pellet stoves may not emit more than 2.0 grams of PM per hour. In addition, please note that eligible stoves with an EPA efficiency rating receive a higher financial incentive than stoves without an EPA efficiency rating.  You can find an EPA certified stove potentially eligible for the higher incentive via the EPA Certified Wood Stove Database at the following link:

 

EPA Certified Wood Stove Database

 

 

Goals and Incentives

 

The Maryland Energy Administration has a two-tier incentive award for each stove category. This is based on the required particulate emissions limit and the encouragement of consumers to choose a stove with an EPA published efficiency rating.

Resource Conversion Technology Emissions Requirement Award Without an EPA Efficiency Rating Award* With an EPA Efficiency Rating​
Wood Burning Stove No more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter per hour $250 $500
Pellet Burning Stove No more than 2.0 grams of particulate matter per hour $350 ​$700

 

 *NOTE: For Applications received on or after February 1, 2020, all wood and pellet stoves have an efficiency rating of to be eligible for a Clean Energy Rebate. Rebate levels will go up to $500 for eligible wood-burning stoves and up to $700 for eligible pellet-burning stoves. on or after February 1, 2020, all wood and pellet stoves MUST have an EPA-Published efficiency rating of 70% or higher to be eligible for a Clean Energy Rebate. Rebate levels will go up to $500 for eligible wood-burning stoves and up to $700 for eligible pellet-burning stoves.

Rebates are allocated on a first come/first served basis across technologies, and are subject to change in amount and existence based on funding availability.

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Check Your Rebate Status

 

The Project Requirements are as Follows:

 
  • All stoves must be new. Any stove(s) purchased used/second-hand do not qualify for a Rebate under this Program.
  • The property must be your primary Maryland residence.
  • The clean-burning wood/pellet stove must displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or an old wood/pellet stove.
  • A property may not receive more than one Rebate per technology.
  • MEA cannot offer Rebates to a property held in an irrevocable trust.
  • Applications must be submitted to MEA within twelve (12) months of installation.
  • In order to be eligible for this Program, installations must show proof of a passed final inspection if a permit is required by the county (or jurisdiction having authority) where the installations have taken place. Please see the application form for more details on how to contact your local permitting office.
  • In orderto qualify for a Rebate, installed stoves must meet the following requirements:
    • Eligible wood (stick/log) burning stoves must meet both of the following requirements:
      • Be EPA-Certified (see the EPA Certified Wood Stove Database via the link below)
      • Emit no more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter per hour (PM/hr)
    • Eligible pellet burning stoves must meet both of the following requirements:
      • Be EPA-Certified (see the EPA Certified Wood Stove Database via the link below)
      • Emit no more than 2.0 grams of particulate matter per hour (PM/hr)
  • You can find a list of all EPA-Certified wood/pellet burning stoves on the EPA's Certified Wood Stove Database at the link below:

EPA Certified Wood Stove Database

  • In order to qualify for the maximum Rebate award, the stove must meet the particulate requirement AND have an EPA-published efficiency rating. This may also be found on the EPA Certified Wood Stove Database. 

The Rebate Process

 

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CBWS Terms and Conditions FY 2020.pdfCBWS Terms and Conditions

The one-step application process can start aft​er your project is installed and will require only five (5) sets of documents:

  • Completed Application form
  • Proof that the project is paid for in full with a copy of a zero-balance, final invoice
  • Copies of all issued inspection documents, permit documents, etc. as provided by the local authority having jurisdiction
  • A photograph of the installed wood/pellet burning stove and flue/chimney
  • Proof of property ownership (mortgage documents are acceptable) and primary residence using the following link:

 

 


Mail your completed application package to:

Maryland Energy Administration
Attn: Clean Energy Rebate Program
1800 Washington Blvd. Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230

Please note that grants issued by the State of Maryland may be taxable.  As the Maryland Energy Administration is unable to give tax advice, any tax-related questions should be directed toward a qualified tax professional.​​
 
For more information or assistance, please send an email to cerp.mea@maryland.gov or call (410) 537-4000.
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Tax Status of Clean Energy Rebates

MEA does not provide tax information or tax advice. Questions should be directed to a qualified tax professional.

For more information or assistance, email cerp.mea@maryland.govor call 410-537-4000.​or call 410-537-4000.​