Industry Standards for Bulk Wood Pellet Delivery

Our customers are leading the charge.
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If you’re a MESys customer, you’re already a leader in the heating industry.

Industry standards for bulk wood pellet delivery are in place to make the delivery process seamless.  Having your system up to industry standards helps to ensure smooth, unattended pellet deliveries and avoid unnecessary delivery surcharges.  Your system needs to have:

  • an outside shutoff switch
  • and an outdoor fill point


"We started the process with a goal to go green and save on fuel cost."

Ron D. of Crescent Park Elementary School in Bethel, Maine, speaking about why he pursued and then they adopted a wood pellet heating system to displace 80% of the school's oil usage.

Having your system up to industry standards is important – for us, and you.

You probably know already that you don’t handle your pellets with your fully automated system.  And, you can easily schedule for delivery by contacting us or by using the Pellet Portal.  Then, our pellets are delivered directly to your home, bagless, by a delivery truck the same way as oil or propane.
MESys schedules pellet deliveries as conveniently as possible for you, but there are ways to ease your burden.  And, industry standards dictate that there are a couple of requirements for your wood pellet heating system.  Ultimately, you need to ensure that you have both an outside shutoff switch and an outdoor fill point.
MESys AutoPellet Wood Pellet Boiler
MESys AutoPellet Wood Pellet Boiler

Have peace of mind with unattended deliveries.

Being compliant with industry standards involves two major pieces: the outside shutoff switch and the outdoor fill point.  The outdoor fill point shall be grounded.  For a quick check-up on your system, we will be doing brief inspections during your first delivery this season.

The easiest way to request a pellet delivery is through the Pellet Portal.  Once requested, you will receive an email with details.  And, if you’re signed up for our AutoPay program, it will only make your delivery process smoother.  You won’t have to worry about a thing until the next time you need pellets.

Talk to your installer today.

If your system is already up to industry standards, great!  You are taking advantage of the easy-going, hands-off way to use wood pellets – along with the best pricing.  For those that are not up to industry standards, you may incur delivery surcharges.

At the end of the day, we want to make sure our customers have the best possible service.  Being up to standards, signing up for AutoPay, and taking advantage of the Pellet Portal will make your pellet deliveries seamless and give you peace of mind.  Contact your installer today to talk about your options.

MESys AutoPellet Wood Pellet Boiler

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Report shows economic benefit of modern wood heating in Maine

Biomass Magazine

By Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry | October 25, 2018

“The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service recently released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and wood pellet technology and fuels produced in Maine…”

Wood Pellet Heating Systems

Maine Energy Systems Blog

July, 2019

“We recently had an interesting conversation here at Maine Energy Systems about why people switch to wood pellet heating systems.  Which raised an important question: how do you find out about alternatives like heating with wood pellets?  Do people switch heating sources only for cost savings?  Or maybe there others out there that do it for the same reason we do? Hint: it’s just the environmentally responsible thing to do…”

SAD 74 schools converting to wood-pellet boilers


By Erin Rhoda on July 30, 2011

“ANSON — Students here will no longer sit in classrooms that are warmed by heating oil. The school district is instead turning to an abundant Maine resource: wood.  The district’s four schools are converting from oil-fueled boilers to wood-pellet ones, for a minimum net savings each year of $70,000, Superintendent Ken Coville said.  The combined project will cut our facility heating costs about in half,” Coville said. “At the same time, it eliminates the use of approximately 65,000 gallons a year of oil, which reduces, ultimately, in a small way, the country’s dependence on foreign oil…”

UNH Research Finds Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

University of New Hampshire

Newsroom – Monday, November 20, 2017

“DURHAM, N.H. – Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire…”

The Values in Heating with Wood Pellets

Harry “Dutch” Dresser, Ed,D,

“Most developed nations of the world are very serious about environmental issues.  Many have ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas production, to increase the proportion of renewable energy sources in their energy profiles, and to reduce energy consumption generally.  These goals drive their public policy. These positions remind us what’s truly important about biomass heating….”

A Church and a School will benefit from wood pellet heat

Northern Forest Center

May 13, 2016

“The Northern Forest Center has helped install more than 120 pellet boilers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York through “Model Neighborhood” projects. Working with local partners and leading pellet boiler manufacturers and pellet distributors, we’ve created dense clusters of homes and businesses that heat with efficient wood pellet boilers. The latest installations…”