News - Trimark Associates, Inc

Midway II Solar Project Hand Off: “Smoothest in a Very Long Time”

July 19th, 2017

Folsom, CA – Building and successfully commissioning a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) resource the size of Midway II requires that thousands of elements reach completion at the same time. Construction must be rock solid. Coordination must be precise. Communication crystal clear. Team members must perform at a high level. So when John Quinonez, a veteran PV […]

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News Article: SCADA Systems for Large-Scale PV Plants

July 12th, 2017

Trimark contributed to a recent article in Solar Pro Magazine. The article, titled “SCADA Systems for Large-Scale PV Plants” addresses a wide range of concepts including automating third-party control requests, who is responsible for each part of the system, common challenges of design and deployment, and much more. Trimark’s partner, Blue Oak Energy, did a fine job of […]

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News Article: How Technology Can Help Manage Utility-Scale PV

July 5th, 2017

Solar Power World recently featured an article by Trimark that provides an overview of ways that utility-scale PV sites can use information and operational technology to improve regulatory compliance, asset management, and operations. Read the Article: Solar Power World. Get White Paper: Best Technology Practices White Paper and Associated Case Study

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Trimark Associates Names Al Larson as New Controller

June 21st, 2017

Trimark, the leading provider of measurement, SCADA, monitoring, and secure data telemetry systems for the electric power industry, today announced the appointment of Al Larson as Controller, effective June 8, 2017. Larson brings more than 30 years of financial and operational experience to Trimark. “Al has a strong track record of success in implementing financial […]

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Trimark Adds Wolf to Security Team

May 25th, 2017

For those responsible for the security of critical infrastructure, the months following 9/11 were dominated by concerns over imminent penetration of, and damage to, critical infrastructure such as water treatment, electrical power generation, hydroelectric dams, transportation and airports. In the months and years that followed, virtually all large water and wastewater utilities hired security experts […]

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Trimark Replaces Secure, Real-Time Telemetry Systems for California Electric Resources Producing Nearly Five Gigawatts of Power

April 27th, 2017

Folsom, Calif. – Recent changes to the California ISO (CAISO) SSL security certification program used by Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) required updates to aging hardware and software that many electric power resources use for real-time communications with the ISO. As a result, 29 electric power resources, with 4,897 Megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, selected Trimark […]

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Trimark Adds Tor Garman as Senior Manager of Project Management

February 22nd, 2017

Trimark has hired Victor (Tor) Garman, PMP, CEM as Senior Manager of Project Management. Mr. Garman has more than 20 years of project and program management experience including 12 years managing technology projects in the energy sector. He has experience overseeing a Project Management Office (PMO) responsible for developing energy storage hardware and cloud-based management […]

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Trimark Supports Fast-Track Commissioning of SCE’s Mira Loma 20MW Energy Storage Resource

February 3rd, 2017

Folsom, CA – Trimark has delivered CAISO-certified revenue metering and telemetry systems on an accelerated schedule to support Southern California Edison (SCE) in commissioning the 20 MW / 80 MWh Mira Loma Bulk Energy Storage System (BESS). The project, which began in September 2016, met its commercial operations date of December 31, 2016 following an […]

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Trimark Helps Set Commissioning Speed Record for RIG and Meter at AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage Facility

February 1st, 2017

Folsom, CA – Trimark was a key contributor in delivering the CAISO revenue meter and Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) required to commission AltaGas’ 20MW/80 MWh Pomona Energy Storage Facility by its December 31, 2016 deadline. The project was completed in under four months – the fastest Southern California Edison commissioning timeline on record. But speed […]

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ADS Integration Automates CAISO Energy Bidding Process

January 25th, 2017

Folsom, Calif. – Trimark’s T1-S SCADA now includes the option to accept, schedule and execute California ISO (CAISO) Automated Dispatch System (ADS) commands. This functionality allows utility-scale PV resources to participate in the real-time energy market by responding to 5-minute dispatch commands. “Integrating ADS handling into the plant SCADA improves efficiency and eliminates the requirement […]

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Areva RIGs Must be Replaced to Ensure Continued CAISO Compliance

January 17th, 2017

Folsom, Calif. – CAISO has set a deadline of May 7, 2017 to replace all existing SHA-1 security certificates on Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) with a SHA-2 security certificate. According to CAISO, RIGs built on the Areva platform cannot be certified with the Signature Hash Algorithm (SHA-2) standard and the associated 2048-bit encryption. As of […]

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Trimark SCADA Selected for First Utility-Scale Solar Resource on Grand Cayman Island

December 29th, 2016

Folsom, CA – In a field just off the beach on Grand Cayman, Trimark will deliver an advanced SCADA system to monitor and control the first, utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power generation resource in this island nation. The 5 MW electric power generation resource in Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, is being developed by Entropy Cayman Solar […]

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Trimark Opens Palmdale Office to Serve Solar Power Resource Development and Operation

December 21st, 2016

Folsom, Calif. – Trimark has opened a field office in Palmdale, on the front lines of California’s massive growth in utility-scale photovoltaic power generation. “Trimark is expanding into the Antelope Valley in order to support PV projects throughout their lifespan,” said Bob Wood, Trimark’s Chief Operating/Technical Officer. “Having an office near these resources helps us […]

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Trimark to Monitor BART Electrical Use for NCPA

December 15th, 2016

Folsom, Calif. – Trimark has been contracted to collect and validate electric load meter data for power used by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), which supplies electric power to BART, contracted Trimark to provide Meter Data Management Agent Services including daily meter reading and validation of […]

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Trimark Promotes Cassie Foster to Project Management Administrator

December 15th, 2016

Folsom, Calif. – Trimark has promoted Cassie Foster to Project Management Administrator. As a member of Trimark’s Project Management team, Ms. Foster will support the team in the deployment of its WRIKE project management system, support project documentation, and assist project managers in a variety of efforts on a day to day basis. Cassie has […]

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