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Wood Pellet or Chip Fired Evaporators


Incentive amount: $200/sq-ft of evaporator pan

Please contact RERC for copies of incentive reservation paperwork at [email protected] or (877) 888-7372. You should submit the reservation form as soon as you are committed to install a system. Incentives are reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

Incentive Program Steps

  1. Customer applies for Incentive Reservation
  2. Incentive Reservation Approved
  3. Procure System and Install
  4. Submit Final Project Documentation for Review
  5. Incentive Check Sent to Customer


  • Incentives are for new evaporators that completely replace oil, propane or cord wood fired units with wood pellet or wood chip fired units (cord/chunk wood fired systems are ineligible for this incentive). The installed unit must be the sole source of maple syrup production.
  • This incentive is available for existing sugaring operations only.
  • Customers must have already installed reverse osmosis units.
  • Incentives are available only for projects that use new, factory-produced equipment.
  • Maximum incentive amount is $20,000 or 50% of total installed cost, whichever is less, inclusive of all state funds for the evaporator pan.


Additional Opportunities

Efficiency Vermont also has rebates available for Reverse Osmosis Systems, Steam-Enhanced Pre-Heaters, VFDs for Sap Vacuum Pumps, and energy efficient LEDs. Efficiency Vermont also partners with Vermont State Employees Credit Union to provide loans to agricultural producers for qualifying energy efficiency improvements. To apply for any of these rebates or financing, please contact Efficiency Vermont before starting your project. Loans cannot be provided if equipment has already been purchased. Call (888) 921-5990 for more information.