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Guide Clean Energy Innovative Technology Intake Guide

If your company has an innovative, clean energy technology, product or service that you feel can support efforts to achieve the Commonwealth's greenhouse gas emission reduction and clean energy goals, this Guide will assist in helping you register your company and product through the Clean Energy Innovative Technology Intake Form.

Clean Energy Innovative Technology Intake Program Overview

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts manages more than 80 million square feet of buildings at hundreds of sites that annually consume more than 1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, 6.5 million gallons of heating oil, and 70 million therms of natural gas, and create one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

The Accelerated Energy Program (“AEP”) was launched in January 2012 to accelerate the implementation of energy and water projects across the Commonwealth and help meet the goals of Executive Order 484. As part of the AEP, DCAMM, in coordination with the Department of Energy Resources and partner state agencies, will retrofit 700 sites encompassing thousands of buildings throughout the Commonwealth.

If your company has an innovative, clean energy technology, product or service that you feel can support efforts to achieve Commonwealth clean energy goals, please complete the Intake Form (link located at the bottom of this page). The information you provide on this form will help us determine the applicability of your innovative technology to state facilities and operations.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts applauds your efforts in developing a product or service which has the potential to help the state meet its energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals and thanks you for your interest in making your technology available to Commonwealth agencies.

Note: Product/service submissions shall not be considered an endorsement by, nor do such actions guarantee a contract with, Massachusetts. Products and services will be reviewed and must undergo a fair and open solicitation/procurement process in accordance with Massachusetts procurement laws

All information submitted becomes part of the public record. 

Additional Resources

Instructions - Innovative Clean Energy Technology Application Form Part 1

Company Information

Company: Company Name and DBA, if appropriate

*Address: Company Address, *City, *State, *Zip

*Primary Contact: Name of Primary Contact Person, *Email and *Phone

Website: Company Website URL

Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Program (SDP)

Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) Certified Business Enterprises: - Check only if you are certified in Massachusetts:  

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (SDVOBE)

To become certified as a MBE, WBE or M/WBE, you must meet all of the SDO application requirements. For information about the application requirements, go to SDO State Certification website.
The SDO does not certify Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBEs). For more information about this process please contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs at

Certification as a MBE, WBE, M/WBE and/or SDVOBE qualifies a business to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program.

Massachusetts-based Small Business Enterprise (SBE):  Check this box only if you are registered with the Commonwealth as an SBE.  Go here for eligibility requirements and to register:

Technology Information

Technology Name: Name of the Technology

*Technology Description: Brief description of the technology - what it  is and what it does

*Energy Conservation Measure (ECM): Pick from the dropdown list of ECM's, the major category that most closely matches your technology

*ECM Sub-Measure: Pick from the dropdown list of ECM sub-measures, the measure that most closely matches your device –OR– select <Add New Choice> and include further information in the "Additional Information" section at the bottom of the form

*Technology Readiness Level (TRL): The TRL is a widely used indicator of degree of development of a technology toward deployment on a scale of 1-9, with 9 being fully deployment ready

Instructions - Innovative Clean Energy Technology Application Form Part 2

Chose a level of product development that most closely matches your device

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Description
TRL 9. Technology Proven In Operation Actual application of technology is in its final form. Technology proven through successful operations.
TRL 8.  Technology Demonstrated Technology is proven to work. Actual technology completed and qualified through test and demonstration.
TRL 7. Prototype Near Operational System Prototype near or at planned operational system. Requires demonstration of an actual system prototype in an operational environment.
TRL 6. Prototype Tested in Lab Prototype system is tested in a relevant environment. Examples include testing a prototype in a high-fidelity laboratory environment or in simulated operational environment.
TRL 5. Technology Ready for Testing The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so it can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include “high fidelity” laboratory integration of components.
TRL 4. Technology Integrated Basic technological components are integrated - Basic technological components are integrated to establish that the pieces will work together.
TRL 3. R&D Initiated Active research and development is initiated. This includes analytical studies and laboratory studies to physically validate analytical predictions of separate elements of the technology. Examples include components that are not yet integrated or representative.
TRL 2. Invention Started Invention begins. Applications are speculative and there may be no proof or detailed analysis to support the assumptions. Examples are limited to analytic studies.
TRL 1. Scientific Research Started Scientific research begins translation to applied R&D. Scientific research begins to be translated into applied research and development. Examples might include paper studies of a technology’s basic properties.

Instructions - Innovative Clean Energy Technology Application Form Part 3

Technology Information-optional

Third Party Evaluations / Certifications: List any industry-recognized third party testing or evaluation your product has undergone, such as UL listing, Energy Star rating, etc.

Permits or Licenses: List any required licensing or permitting necessary to operate the technology, if applicable

Product Cost or Range: Include the product cost, or list the range of costs, as appropriate.  Include installation costs, subscriptions, operating, maintenance, or other ancillary costs

Cost Description: Include an explanation of cost components

Technology Benefits-optional

Payback (yrs): Include a typical payback period for this device/methodology

Utility Incentives: Include and incentives to which the utilities may have agreed

Energy savings / Other benefits:  Describe any energy savings or other benefits derived from using your device

Maintenance or Other Operational Needs: Describe commitments that may be required of Commonwealth staff, such as, self-installation, device operation, special training, maintenance issues, etc.

Additional Information

Additional Information: Include any additional Information about your product that we should be aware of

Pilot Demonstration: Please note if you are you willing to conduct a pilot demonstration at a state facility

Upload Files: Upload Brochures, Cut Sheets, Specs, Diagrams, or other important documentation  limit 100MB per upload

Clean Energy Innovative Technology Intake Form

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