Are there any new program policies for fiscal year 2017 (starting October 2016)?

Yes! All changes apply to the Advanced Wood Heating System incentive; no changes have been made to the Solar Hot Water or the High Performance Low Income incentives.

  • For full Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP) policies and procedures, please see the SSREIP Terms, Conditions, and Requirements found here.
  • The Advanced Wood Heating System incentive now has flat-rate ($3,000) and custom ($1.25/sq-ft heated building space) options.
  • The Pellet Storage Adder and the Thermal Efficiency Adder have been eliminated.
  • The Advanced Wood Heating System incentive's minimum fuel storage requirement has been increased from 14 days to 21 days.
  • The Flat-Rate Advanced Wood Heating System incentive is available for single pellet boilers or furnaces. Systems with multiple boilers or furnaces must apply for the Custom Advanced Wood Heating System incentive.
  • Additional information on the Custom Advanced Wood Heating System incentive:
    • Includes an adder for thermal storage tanks proportional to heating system size ($10.00/MBH).
    • Available for both wood pellet systems and woodchip systems (green and dry).
    • Base particulates emissions for pellet systems is <0.08 lbs/MMBtu for PM2.5; for woodchip systems, limit total particulate emissions to no more than 0.10 lbs/MMBtu output.
    • Wood pellet systems must continue to meet an 85% HHV efficiency standard; woodchip systems must meet an 80% HHV efficiency standard.
    • Applications may be subject to an in-house design review.
    • This incentive cannot be combined with the Flat-Rate Advanced Wood Heating System incentive.