Engineering Design RFP for Energy Storage Safety Training System

Posted: May 10, 2017 - 15:36 / FOA-RFI-RFP
Dear Stakeholders, 
 
According to the State of Charge study published in September 2016, which analyzes the potential benefits of incorporating energy storage technologies into Massachusetts’ energy portfolio, industry stakeholders suggested that developing energy storage safety codes, standards, and regulations (CSRs) is an industry priority to ensure a robust market and to facilitate smooth deployment of energy storage. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) therefore is exploring training and educational opportunities for first responders and AHJs, and working to support the development of and adoption of relevant CSRs by local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). 
 
As a result of collaborations between MassCEC, the Boston Fire Department (BFD), and the City of Boston, MassCEC intends to support a solar plus storage, or storage only system, on Moon Island in Quincy, Massachusetts that could be used primarily to provide code compliance and energy storage safety training to first responders and possibly code officials. Secondarily, this system could be used to enhance the energy security and independence of BFD’s Moon Island facilities.
 
MassCEC is seeking proposals from qualified firms for an engineering design study to provide 1) solar photovoltaic plus energy storage system design or, if not feasible, a 2) energy storage only design for a system at the Boston Fire Department training facility on Moon Island. 
 
Please submit questions to energystorage@masscec.com by Monday, May 29th at 4:00 p.m. “Moon Island Engineering Design Question” must be in the email subject line.
 
Proposals are due June 23, 2017 by 4:00pm. 
 
The full details of the Moon Island Engineering Design Consultant RFP and all application materials can be found on the MassCEC website.
 
Sincerely,
Energy Storage Team
MassCEC