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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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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Equitable Cost Distribution for Losses on a Shared Transmission Line

Introduction The rapid development of renewable energy sources has created complications for the substations and transmission lines that deliver the energy to the end users. Grid owners and operators are working feverishly to enable the interconnections that are being requested. One concerns of those multiple interconnections is the proper accounting of losses on the shared […]

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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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The Value of Advanced Meter Data Analytics for Grid Operators

As an industry, we have invested billions of dollars to date on advanced metering, data analytics and modeling of our grid assets. While there are many highly successful implementations where data is available for analysis and for decision support in real-time operations, there are also many cases where the data is not as readily available. […]

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Midway II Solar Project: A Successful Project Based on Leadership and Teamwork

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. Midway II is a 30 MW PV […]

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

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 was […]

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Trimark to Monitor BART Electrical Use for NCPA

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 data […]

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Trimark Approved as Data Service Provider for Massachusetts Solar Power Producers

  Folsom/ Chatsworth/ Sunnyvale, CA & Norfolk, VA – Trimark Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been approved as a Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Data Service Provider. MassCEC, under the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), is an independent third party meter reader for the purpose of verifying Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) […]

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El Dorado Irrigation District Selects Trimark’s T1-S Vantage System for 1 MW Solar Facility

  Folsom/Chatsworth/Sunnyvale, CA & Norfolk, VA – Trimark Associates, Inc. (Trimark) has been selected by El Dorado Irrigation District to provide metering, power monitoring and remote visual display for its on-site 1 MW, photovoltaic generation facility in El Dorado Hills, CA. The solar facility supplements power for the El Dorado County wastewater treatment plant, also in El Dorado Hills, […]

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