Request for Proposals – Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program Consultant

This solicitation is now closed. This page is for reference use only. 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”) seeks applications from consultants or professionals with significant expertise in energy storage projects and energy analytics to serve as Program Consultants under MassCEC’s Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program.

Under the Commonwealth’s Energy Storage Initiative, ACES seeks proposals for energy storage demonstration projects that pilot innovative, broadly replicable energy storage use cases/business models with multiple value streams in order to prime Massachusetts for increased commercialization and deployment of storage technologies. Program Consultants will evaluate and verify the value of the storage system’s realized and non-monetizable benefits, as reported by an ACES awardee.

In addition, Program Consultants will be responsible for providing technical and business model evaluation assistance to MassCEC on the review of ACES contracts, on the analyses of pro-formas and energy data, on defining the scope of work for ACES awardees, and on the general project management of the implementation and operation of awarded demonstration ACES projects.

Proposals must be submitted by email to by 4:00pm on July 28, 2017. Only complete responses will be considered. 

An informational webinar for the ACES Program Consultant RFP was held on Friday, June 9th, 2017, from 11 AM - 12 PM EDT. Slides are available here

Entities interested in team formation are encouraged to complete the Expressions of Interest survey at: A list of respondents can be found here.  

Updated ACES Program Consultant Decision Timeline: Due to an extraordinary response to the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program RFP and the subsequent review process, the timeline to announce ACES Program Consultant RFP firm selection decisions has been updated to late November. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Documents

2017 RFP Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program Consultant

Attachment A: Completed Signature and Acceptance Form

Attachment B: Sample MassCEC Agreement for Services