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 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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