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Contract for Services to a California Public or Private Entity to Provide Technical Assistance Related to Energy Consumption

Demand Scenarios Project

GrantWatch ID# 207279
Agency: State

Funding Source
California Energy Commission (CEC)
Funding or PIN Number: RFP-22-803
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Geographic Focus
USA: California

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/12/23
Deadline: 02/07/23 5:00 PM

Grant Description
Contract for services to a California public or private entity to provide technical assistance related to energy consumption. The purpose of the program is to assess the ability of the state to achieve energy emission reduction goals and provide insight into potential solutions.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to hire an experienced, full-service Contractor team (composed of a Contractor and Subcontractors) that can provide technical assistance on the recent CEC Demand Scenarios Project. Demand scenarios and their assessments provide objective, independent information and are vital inputs into setting or periodically reassessing California’s energy and GHG emission reduction goals. These scenario assessments can provide a sense of how easy or difficult it may be to achieve those goals and provide insights into the need for incentives or programs that target customers and industries that may not adapt through market forces alone.

The technical assistance includes, but is not limited to, adapting the existing Adapted-PATHWAYS Model or creating a new model to make annual energy demand projections by electric planning area covering the entire state that reflects user-defined input assumptions, forecasting annual energy demand projections for various sectors and fuels, and their corresponding GHG emissions; translating annual electric energy projections into 8760 hourly load projections by CEC planning areas; assessing demand flexibility and DER potential; helping staff develop the framework for long-term statewide energy demand scenarios; and managing any subcontractor products. 

The contractor hired under the Request for Proposals will also provide technical assistance to Energy Commission staff in efforts to develop various types of scenarios, including additional measures incorporated into GHG emission reduction planning by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in their 2022 Scoping Plan Scenario and incorporated into energy planning by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in their 2023 Integrated Resources Plan.

For information about scope of work and deliverables, see Page 11 of the RFP document listed in Supporting Documents, below.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
This is an open solicitation for public and private entities. Each agreement resulting from this solicitation includes terms and conditions that set forth the Contractor’s rights and responsibilities. Private sector entities must agree to use the attached standard terms and conditions. The University of California, California State University or U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories must use either the standard or the pre-negotiated terms and conditions located at: (DGS Lab Terms). The Energy Commission will not award agreements to non-complying entities. The Energy Commission reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions prior to executing agreements.

All corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) that conduct intrastate business in California are required to be registered and in good standing with the California Secretary of State prior to its project being recommended for approval at an Energy Commission Business Meeting. If not currently registered with the California Secretary of State, bidders are encouraged to contact the Secretary of State’s Office as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in beginning the proposed project(s) (should the application be successful). For more information, contact the Secretary of State’s Office at SOS Website. Sole proprietors using a fictitious business name must be registered with the appropriate county and provide evidence of registration to the Energy Commission prior to their project being recommended for approval at an Energy Commission Business Meeting.

Pre-Proposal Conference
There will be one Pre-Bid Conference; participation in this meeting is optional but encouraged. The Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the date, time and location listed below. Please call (916) 654-4381 or refer to the CEC’s website at CEC Website to confirm the date and time.

January 12, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
California Energy Commission
Zoom Only

Join Meeting:

Meeting ID: 974 2241 3049
Passcode: 529977

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Release: 12/30/22
- Pre-Bid Conference *: 01/12/23
- Deadline for Written Questions by 5:00 p.m. *: 01/13/23
- Distribute Questions/Answers and Addenda (if any) to RFP: 01/20/23
- Deadline to Submit Proposals by 5:00 p.m. *: 02/07/23
- Clarification Interviews, if needed: Week of 2/13/23
- Notice of Proposed Award: 02/24/23
- Commission Business Meeting: 04/12/23

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
This contract will have a ceiling value of $1.5M; however, CEC commits to initial funding of only $500K to support analysis in the scope of this contract. CEC may add funding beyond the current $500K, and up to $1.5M, as funding becomes available.

Term of Contract
Contract Start Date: 05/12/23
Contract Termination Date: 03/31/25

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct questions to:

Natalie Johnson, Commission Agreement Officer
California Energy Commission
715 P Street, MS-18
Sacramento, California 95814
Telephone: (916) 891-8523

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