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The RERC administers renewable energy incentives for the Clean Energy Development Fund. Incentives are available through the funding sources below.

Non-residential: Advanced Wood Heating Systems; Pellet Fired Evaporators; Coal change-outs; & Pellet bins. CEDF Funds

$193,657

Residential: Advanced Wood Heating Systems; Coal change-outs; & Pellet bins. ARRA Funds

$261,239

Residential: Income-eligible Adders and Incentives. ARPA Funds

$801,000

Updated:

10/31/2022

Now Available!

NEW ARPA Pilot: The Small-Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program is launching an income-eligible “Heating with Biodiesel” Pilot in October 2022. The Pilot is designed to offer assistance for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) eligible customers to reduce energy/utility costs with grants for the use of (and costs for inspection and minor modifications to convert to) B99 biodiesel heating fuel.

  • Low- and Moderate Income (≤120% AMI) – one-third (1/3) of current market price for B99 biodiesel ($/gallon) up to $1000 + $300 heating system inspection incentive = $1300 total incentive

For more information visit the Heating with Biodiesel page

Advanced Wood Heating Systems

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Incentives are available

The Advanced Wood Heat incentive is available for efficient automated wood pellet and wood chip systems.

*NEW* income-eligible adder available!

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Coal Change Out Adder

Incentives are available

The voucher is available to customers to swap out coal heating systems for pellet furnaces/boilers and cordwood/pellet stoves.

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Heating with Biodiesel

Incentives are available

The “Heating with Biodiesel” Pilot are available for income-eligible customers to reduce energy/utility costs with grants for the use of (and costs for inspection and minor modifications to convert to) B99 biodiesel heating fuel.

Learn more

Pellet Storage Voucher

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photo credit: www.sustainableheating.org

Incentives are available

The voucher is available to customers to purchase a pellet storage bin from a Participating Vendor.

Pellet stove (must be EPA 2015 or 2020 certified), pellet boiler/furnace, and pellet sap evaporator owners will be eligible to apply for a voucher.

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Woodstove Change Out and Repairs

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Incentives are available

The Woodstove Change and Repair incentives are available for income-eligible customers interested in replacing old inefficient wood stoves with advanced EPA certified wood and pellet stoves, as well as making related repairs required to ensure the wood stove systems installed meet Vermont’s relevant Fire & Building Safety Codes.

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Wood Pellet or Chip Fired Evaporator

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Incentives are available for new, high-efficiency wood pellet- or chip-fired evaporators utilized as primary evaporators completely replacing oil or cord wood-fired units.

Incentives are available

Wood Pellet or Wood Chip Fired Evaporators $200/sq-ft of evaporator pan

View incentive forms


Incentive Opportunities Outside of RERC 

The following incentives are offered through other programs outside of RERC. Please check the resource links below to determine what incentives are currently availalbe. 

Solar Hot Water

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Please visit the links to the right for more information about solar water heating.

Solar Photovoltaic

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Please visit the links to the right for more information about solar PV.