Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) as a CAISO Non-Generator Resource (NGR): 7 Things You Should Know

CAISO Market Participation Alternatives for Batteries Most Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) connected to the California grid have participated in a behind the meter (BTM) configuration. This approach enables BESS owners to manage their retail energy costs, which include peak load shaving, load shifting, and demand charge management. Unfortunately, these are not wholesale market transactions.  […]

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Managing the Flow: How Trimark Services the Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority’s Meters

Formed in 2005 as a Joint Powers Authority to give California’s public water agencies an advantage when purchasing electricity, the Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority (PWRPA) manages the individual power assets and retail electrical loads that serve 15 agricultural and municipal water districts throughout much of California. PWRPA is invaluable to farmers throughout the […]

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By The Numbers: How Trimark Manages Meter Data

Metering is a core component of Trimark’s mission, and as such managing the data gathered by revenue meters at our clients’ sites is of the highest priority. With a data analytics team that has over 67 years of combined experience, it’s no wonder why so many within the industry choose Trimark for their metering needs. […]

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CAISO: Remote Intelligence Gateway to Compliancy

Updating or replacing any device can be a hassle. However, unlike updating your smartphone to the latest version of iOS or Android, making sure a Remote Intelligence Gateway (RIG) remains CAISO-compliant has much more pressing implications—especially when neglecting to do so threatens the operations of an entire site. In the Know For those not intimately […]

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CAISO 2019 Resource Interconnection Fair – Do You Know The New NRI Changes?

Every year, CAISO holds an educational forum to help manufacturers, industry experts, developers, and academics understand the processes involved in connecting resources to the California ISO grid. The Resource Interconnection Fair provides an opportunity to learn about the various aspects of resource interconnection, from initiating a new interconnection request through commercial operation. Timeline Changes for […]

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Trimark Advances its Industry Leading SCADA system with Automated Dispatch System (ADS) and Automated Generator Control (AGC) Sensing and Switching

Responding to industry demand, Trimark has automated the process of alternating between CAISO ADS and AGC control methods. This enhancement sets the stage for efficient integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems throughout the CAISO control area. By automatically sensing the mode of operation, generation resources can maximize revenues and easily bid into the AGC market […]

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Scheduling Coordinator Metered Entity

Participating in the CAISO Market Resources that participate in the CAISO market, be they generation or load, establish their metering requirements as being either a CAISO Metered Entity (CAISO ME) or a Scheduling Coordinator Metered Entity (SCME). Until recently, the majority of the SCMEs have been resources representing load, both bundled and direct access customers. […]

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Big changes at CAISO

Are you aware of all the changes that CAISO is making and how they can impact your projects? Take a look to ensure you are ready! CAISO’s New Resource Implementation (NRI) process is being replaced with the new Resource Interconnection Management System Version 5 (RIMS5). All NRI bucket items will be suspended on April 26; new emails […]

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2018 Outlook; Ready for CAISO ADS?

2018 is going to be a great year! Trimark believes that 2018 will be a pivotal and exciting year in the renewable energy business. While there is concern over the newly announced tariffs, other areas are seeing hot growth. We see the storage sector and corporate interest in storage and microgrids fueling the market. Last […]

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

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 Associates […]

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