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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Energy Storage Resources: A Year in Review

From both a regulatory and development perspective, 2018 was a significant year for the expansion of energy storage resources (ESRs). From a significant ruling of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to the presentation and implementation of aggressive state initiatives, rapid ESR deployment continues unabated while ESR technology costs continue to decline precipitously… See full […]

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How to Add Storage to an Existing Solar Array

Adding storage to an existing solar array is not always an easy, plug-and-play process. It could be if the solar array was installed storage-ready, but with the rapid advancements of solar-plus-storage in the last few years, it’s unlikely many legacy solar systems can easily adapt to battery connection. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible; there […]

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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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How solar owners’ post-hurricane demand for batteries could impact utilities

As Hurricane Irma receded last September, thousands of Floridians sheltered in 115 well-lit schools, drinking hot coffee and communicating with the world through cell phones charged by solar-plus-storage systems. Funded by a $9.8 million 2009 Recovery Act grant, the solar-plus-storage systems powered the schools despite the overcast weather, while 6.7 million utility customers had no […]

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Top energy storage projects driving the sector in 2017

2017 could go down as the year regulated utilities took the lead in energy storage. Several of the most notable energy storage projects this year were done by or for regulated utilities. And that momentum will likely carry into 2018 as well, Tim Gretjak, an analyst at Lux Research, told Utility Dive. In some cases, […]

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NEC Announces Trimark Associates as a Qualified Distributed Energy Storage Partner in the U.S.

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is pleased to announce Trimark Associates as a Qualified DSS® Partner in the U.S. Trimark is a leading provider of measurement, SCADA and communications solutions for the electric power industry. As a Qualified DSS® Partner, Trimark will act as a reseller and independent contractor […]

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The many facets of energy storage

For the renewable-energy industry, energy storage has typically served as a means to an end: maximize the energy used by the transmission grid to boost a project’s production value and bottom line. A good storage system can help do that by regulating the use of variable resources, such as wind or solar power, ensuring such […]

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

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 intensive […]

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