Change-Out Programs

Updated November 28th, 2016

Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP)



Status: Active as of November 28, 2016

Location: Statewide

Eligible fuels: Wood -> wood (certified)

Notable feature(s): Has very strict, progressive PM requirements for higher rebate amounts.
Incentive Amounts
Vermont residents are eligible to receive between a $500 and $1,500 incentive, depending on emissions, to replace their uncertified wood stove with a qualifying EPA certified wood stove or pellet stove at a participating retailer. Residents are eligible to receive a $500 discount if they replace their uncertified stove with a cord wood stove that emits no more than 3.0 grams per hour, a $750 discount for a cord wood stove than emits no more than 2.5 grams per hour, a $1,000 discount for a wood or pellet stove than emits no more than 2.0 grams per hour, or a $1,500 discount for a wood or pellet stove that emits no more than 1.5 grams per hour. The program provides the incentive to the retailer on the behalf of the customer. All Vermont homes, businesses, institutions, and non-profit facilities are eligible for this program.  

Program Duration
The program is ongoing until funds are depleted. Incentives are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

An incentive reservation is required before purchasing a stove. Interested residents should first complete an Incentive Reservation Application Agreement and find a participating retailer to help them complete the reservation. Retailers must complete a Stove Retailer Participation Agreement.

The old uncertified stove must be in use. No incentives are available for stoves changed-out prior to November 28, 2016. Only one incentive is available per household. Dealers must submit documentation showing that the uncertified stove was in use and has been properly removed and destroyed/recycled at a participating recycling facility.

More Information
For more information, please contact the program administrator, the Renewable Energy Resource Center at (877) 888-7372 or visit their web site at: The program is funded and overseen by the VT Clean Energy Development Fund and the Department of Environmental Conservation's Air Quality and Climate Division.