Update: In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Governor Larry Hogan issued an Executive Order on March 12th mandating telework for non-essential state employees across all state agencies. This includes the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) office. As a result, information and documentation submitted to MEA by letter or package (regardless of the delivery means) will face significant processing delays. We do not currently have an estimate of the duration of these delays but they will likely be substantial.
In response, MEA has developed a solution that enables the electronic submission of wood and pellet stove applications via Virtru, the State of Maryland’s secure email encryption tool. More information about Virtru can be found on the Maryland Department of Information Technology's webpage at https://doit.maryland.gov/support/Pages/email-encryption.aspx. As of 4/7/20, MEA is accepting Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate applications submitted via Virtru.
MEA would like to encourage you to submit your application electronically. If you are interested in doing so, please send an email indicating your interest in doing so to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not attach your application to this initial email. Please indicate your first and last name, your zip code, as well as your email address, in the body of the email. Someone from MEA will then contact you with more information about how to submit your application via Virtru.
NOTICE: ALL new and replacement wood and pellet applicants must check to see if their county or authority having jurisdiction requires a permit before installation. For a list of county permitting offices, click on PDF below.
Wood 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
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.
*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.
CBWS Appication Form
CBWS Terms and Conditions (Effective through January 31, 2020)
CBWS Terms and Conditions (Effective beginning February 1, 2020)
The one-step application process can start after your project is installed and will require only five (5) sets of documents:
Mail your completed application package to:
Maryland Energy AdministrationAttn: Clean Energy Rebate Program1800 Washington Blvd. Suite 755Baltimore, MD 21230
Tax Status of Clean Energy Rebates
MEA does not provide tax information or tax advice. Questions should be directed to a qualified tax professional.
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