Keeping an Open Mind: The Benefits of Trimark’s Open Architecture SCADA Systems

Trimark’s SCADA systems are known for being robust and having detailed menus. They enable users to monitor individual devices in real time and receive customized, proactive alarms. To site operators, these features are invaluable. Trimark SCADA’s open architecture foundations are crucial to its ability to present charts and graphs. This blog highlights the open architecture […]

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Checking In: An Update on Trimark’s Conference Plans

If there’s anything we can all agree on, it’s that 2020 has been… peculiar, to say the least. Just about every major event out there has been restricted, postponed, or cancelled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of industry or location. This includes a number of energy-related conferences, conventions, and trade shows, particularly those […]

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Mark’s Musings: Trimark Turns 20

Happy 20th Anniversary, Trimark! Trimark turned 20 over the weekend! I don’t know what’s crazier: imagining the world in the year 2000, or remembering what it was like to be in my forties. Time sure flies… Needless to say, things have changed considerably since 2000. That year marked the apex of the electric utility deregulation—a […]

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How Trimark Boosts Efficiency of PV Plants with Precise Meteorological Data

Because of the nature of the sun and the sky, the production of a photovoltaic plant is highly variable. Though we can’t make the sun shine at the snap of our fingers, PV site operators nevertheless need to react to these fluctuations as quickly and appropriately as possible to avoid significant revenue losses—including penalties from […]

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The Need for Networking and Security Knowledge in Modern SCADA Systems

In today’s SCADA systems, having a basic understanding of networking concepts is crucial for engineers and technicians alike. A large majority of the equipment communicates over a TCP/IP network backbone and the classic SCADA engineer is typically quite clueless as to the inner workings of a network. This is due to most SCADA engineers being […]

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Join Trimark at the Solar Asset Management (North America) Conference, April 7-8, in Oakland, CA

We hope to see you at the Solar Asset Management (SAM) – the leading conference dedicated to optimizing the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. Join us at the Oakland Marriott City Center on April 7 and 8 to network and learn how to optimize your solar portfolio. SAM is a must-attend event that […]

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How Machine Learning Improves PV Predictions

The ability to accurately, reliably predict generation at a solar site is understandably crucial to maximizing output and efficiency—and revenue, of course. Machine learning techniques help us fine-tune such predictions, utilizing not only site characteristics but also important weather and climate data to achieve nuanced results. As Trimark boasts an incredible amount of SCADA data […]

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The Bigger Picture: Commissioning a 200 MW Solar Site

Programming meters and developing SCADA systems are certainly rewarding processes, but there’s something about being out in the field that makes you think about the scale – moreover, the importance – of our work. Such was Donald Weingartner’s experience this past Halloween. Donald, a meter technician and CAISO inspector at Trimark, was on site in […]

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A Sense of Security: How Trimark Prevents SCADA System Breaches

While Trimark is a respected pioneer of SCADA and metering technology within the energy industry, our cybersecurity efforts are just as refined. Especially meticulous in their precautions and oversight, Trimark’s in-house network security engineers and cybersecurity experts are always on the lookout for external threats, safeguarding the many sites we manage from calamity. A Surprise […]

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Trimark to Present at PV Operations USA in San Diego on November 6 : How Machine Learning Can Forecast Solar Plant Generation

Folsom, CA, November 4, 2019 – Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of metering, SCADA, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, will be giving a joint presentation with Sandia National Laboratories at the 5th Annual PV Operations USA conference on November 6 from 2:45 to 3:15. PV Operations is North America’s […]

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