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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.

RETC Program Sunset

The RETC program ended on December 31, 2017. 

To qualify for a 2017 tax credit:

  • RETC devices must have been purchased by December 31, 2017;
  • Devices must be operational by April 1, 2018; and
  • ODOE must receive your application no later than June 1, 2018.
If you plan to transfer your tax credit, ODOE must receive the pass-through application on or before June 1, 2018. Please review the RETC Administrative Rules for more information about program eligibility and requirements.​​

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​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​ Incentives Ending in 2017 ​​​​​

​Contact the RETC Team: