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Wood Burning Stove

Wood and Pellet Stoves use renewable resources to produce heat. High-efficiency stoves burn cleaner – so be sure to look for a stove with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification sticker.

Certain energy-efficient wood or pellet stoves installed in your Oregon home may be eligible for a Residential Energy Tax Credit.

RETC Qualifications

Any stove or fireplace purchased must meet certain qualifications to earn a Residential Energy Tax Credit​, valued at 50 percent of the cost of the device or $1,500, whichever is less. See the RETC Rate Chart for more information about the tax credit rate and emissions requirements.

Complete qualifications are outlined in the RETC Application.


Wood and Pellet Stoves

A list of qualified wood and pellet-burning stoves is available on the U.S. EPA’s website.

Your wood or pellet stove must have a dedicated source of outside air for combustion, and you will need to install a carbon monoxide detector/alarm.


Other Stoves/Fireplaces

If your purchased stove or fireplace is not included in the EPA approved list, but meets the requirements and emissions standards outlined in the RETC Rules, contact us to see if you are eligible for the tax credit.

Note: The RETC program is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2017. RETC devices must be purchased by December 31, 2017, operational by April 1, 2018, and applications must be received by ODOE no later than June 1, 2018.​

RETC Application

After verifying that your new wood stove or pellet stove meets the criteria, complete and sign the tax credit application. Send the completed application, including information about any other incentives you are receiving, to the Oregon Department of Energy. Please include a copy of your dated receipt or proof of payment, which must include the make and model of your device. 

RETC Application for a Premium Efficiency Wood or Pellet Stove
(instructions and application)


Other federal, local, or utility programs may also offer incentives .  

2017 RETC Rate Chart ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
2016 RETC Rate Chart ​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ RETC Administrative Rules​​​​​​

​Contact the RETC Team: