News - Trimark Associates, Inc

Trimark T1-S SCADA Supports Grid Stability During Solar Eclipse

August 14th, 2017

Trimark’s T1-S SCADA Stabilizes Generation Even During Fast Ramp Increases Darkened skies during North America’s solar eclipse on August 21 will illuminate challenges of managing California’s electric grid which, at times, draws up to 40 percent of its power from solar generation. While the 70 mile wide shadow of total eclipse cuts through Oregon, its […]

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Microgrid Integration Paper Selected for SPI Technical Symposium

August 8th, 2017

Technical Paper to Address Energy Independence for Canada’s First Nation Communities Folsom, Calif. – August 8, 2017 – Trimark, exhibiting in booth 2519 at Solar Power International (SPI) September 11 – 13, today announced that it will present “Integrating Renewables into Microgrids to Serve Remote Communities” at SPI’s Inaugural Technical Symposium on September 11, 2017 […]

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Opinion: Does your PV Plant SCADA deliver utility-scale management?

August 7th, 2017

Five quick questions to see if your system is up to the challenge. Many systems claim to be “SCADA.” To laymen, these systems might all look the same. However, utility-scale PV resources require much more capability and automatic controls than simple data acquisition systems (DAS) that monitor a few points. To participate in the utility-scale […]

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Trimark Hires HR Manager to Support Growth Strategy

August 1st, 2017

Manager to Focus on Recruiting for Planned Renewable Energy Expansion Folsom, Calif. – August 1, 2017 –Trimark, the leading provider of measurement, SCADA, and communications systems for the electric power industry, today announces Gina Smith as Trimark’s human resources (HR) manager. Smith will be responsible for recruiting, benefits, compensation plans, employee relations, training, and development. […]

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Opinion: Save America’s Solar Jobs – Sign the Petition!

July 26th, 2017

Solar Power Groups Oppose the ITC Petition for Tariffs. There is an impending threat to the solar industry and the more than 260,000 American workers employed by the solar industry. The International Trade Commission (ITC) is considering a petition filed by Suniva, proposing tariffs on all solar panels imported into the U.S. Suniva blames a […]

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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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