Pellet Storage

Voucher Offer:

The goal of the voucher program is to grow the market for bulk pellet delivery in Vermont. The pellet storage voucher will be offered to customers via Participating Vendors for approved pellet storage bins.

Customers must have an:

  • EPA 2015 or 2020 certified pellet stove (new or existing)
  • eligible pellet boiler/furnace (existing) - must be on this list (click for link) 
  • sap evaporator (existing)

The voucher will cover up to $3,000 or 85%, whichever is less, of the total bin/materials cost (not including labor).

A maximum of $300,000 in funds is available. The program will operate on a first-come first-served basis until all funds are spent or June 12, 2020, whichever comes first. Funds remaining will be posted at www.rerc-vt.org and ample notice will be given prior to the end of the program.  

Participating Vendors:

Apply today to become a participating vendor! Download the application here: Pellet Storage Vendor Participation Agreement

Submit application to RERC at info@rerc-vt.org. Attach a copy of your W9. 

Applications

Voucher Process

1. Customer finds Participating Vendor via list below (note that the customer may change Vendors at any time in the process)

2. Vendor applies on customer’s behalf for pellet storage voucher.

3. Customer receives pellet storage voucher.

4. Customer orders installation of pellet storage bin from Vendor.

5. Vendor submits voucher, invoice, and photos of installed storage bin.

6. Vendor receives a reimbursement check from the CEDF.

Further Documentation

Participating Vendors

Vendor Town Phone Website
Bourne's Energy Morrisville 802-888-2611 www.bournesenergy.com
Cutting Edge Energy Systems West Burke 802-274-0129 www.cuttingedgeenergysystems.com
Sandri Energy Greenfield, MA 413-772-2121 www.sandri.com
Sunwood Systems Waitsfield 802-496-6666 www.sunwoodbiomass.com
Tarm Biomass Orford, NH 603-795-9100 www.pelletboiler.com

Bin Options

Bourne's Energy: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 1-10 tons

  • Ehrhart: click for link
  • Pellergy/GeoPlast: click for link
  • Cutting Edge Energy Systems: indoor options, capacities from 3-10 tons

  • MESys: click for link
  • Sandri Energy: indoor and outdoor options, capacities vary

  • ABS Silos: click for link
  • Brock Silos: click for link
  • Froeling: click for link
  • Ehrhart: click for link
  • MESys: click for link
  • OkoFEN: click for link
  • Pellergy/GeoPlast: click for link
  • Sunwood Systems: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 2-42 tons

  • Brock Silos
  • GeoPlast
  • OkoFEN
  • Froling
  • ABS
  • Custom site-built pellet bins
  • Tarm Biomass: indoor and outdoor options, capacities from 3-7 tons

  • Brock Silos
  • Froling (see description of bins in this document): click for link
  • Eligibility

    Customers must have an:
  • EPA 2015 or 2020 certified pellet stove (new or existing)
  • eligible pellet boiler/furnace (existing)
  • sap evaporator (existing)
  • Contact RERC at info@rerc-vt.org or 802-540-7855 with any questions about customer or stove/boiler/furnace/evaporator eligibility.

    Resources

    Q: Can a pellet boiler owner with an existing bin use this incentive?

    A: Yes! If the pellet boiler is on the Eligible Equipment Inventory and has been in operation for 1+ years, the incentive may be used to expand pellet storage by adding an additional bin to the system. The RERC/CEDF and Efficiency Vermont pellet boiler incentives already require a bulk storage bin, and the voucher may not be used to add an additional bin to the system just months after initial installation.

    Q: How do I tell if my pellet stove is EPA 2015 or 2020 certified?

    A: Check the back of your stove for an EPA certification label (click here for example) and work with your pellet bin vendor to confirm stove eligibility.