Trimark is a major player in the "greening of the grid" and supporting the national goal of greenhouse gas reduction. As an electrical contractor, we design, install, and service utility-scale SCADA monitoring and control systems that optimize PV plant performance and revenue. Since our founding in 2000, we've fostered a culture that rewards creative thinking, collaboration, and customer service. We're dedicated to developing innovative solutions that address both business and operational challenges.

A No-Brainer: The Perks of Trimark Service Agreements

While Trimark offers a wide array of robust products and intuitive software, our excellent service agreements truly set us apart from the rest of the crowd. Sure, RIGs and microgrid controllers offer state-of-the-art energy production management, but what’s the point of purchasing a plane, only to neglect to hire a pilot when you’re not flight […]

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Integrating Energy Storage Into Existing Solar Projects

Energy storage is transforming the energy industry. With the development of new technologies and falling costs of equipment, energy storage is definitely changing the way power consumers, resource owners and utilities are producing and using power. With energy storage, rewarding benefits such as demand charge reduction, Time-of-Use arbitrage, Demand Response, and resiliency through Islanding can […]

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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 Marks 19-Year Anniversary

In April 2000 at the height of electric utility deregulation, Trimark was getting started. During this time, the vast majority of power plant construction was centered around natural gas combustion turbines. As the years went on, the environmental community pointed out that the carbon dioxide produced from burning fossil fuels was contributing to climate change. […]

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Operational Alarm Definitions – Is Your SCADA System Setup to Respond to Critical Events?

Alarm Definitions are part of an Alarm Management System monitored in an operations or control center. Alarm Definitions play a critical role in creating a safe, reliable, efficient work environment. They are setup and incorporated as part of a well-designed Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution. For an alarm definition to be meaningful, it […]

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Trimark Launches the Trimark SMA Gateway – An OEM-Approved Replacement for the SMA Sunny WebBox

Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of SCADA, metering, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, announces the launch of the Trimark SMA Gateway product. Designed around the Trimark Data Gateway (TDG), the SMA Gateway is a drop-in replacement for the discontinued SMA Sunny WebBox. The TDG is an industrial gateway loaded […]

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Trimark to Present at the 2019 Solar Asset Management (SAM) North America (NA) Conference

“Turn Your Data Into Knowledge” Joint Presentation with sPower Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of SCADA, metering, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, announces that they will be giving a presentation with leading independent power producer, sPower at the 2019 SAM NA Conference. Trimark, a gold sponsor of SAM, is […]

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Advanced SCADA – Extending the Function of the Solar Plant SCADA System

Introduction All monitoring and SCADA systems provide basic device information to allow detection of offline and malfunctioning equipment. This includes data from: Meters, Inverters, Weather Stations, Trackers, Strings, and Substation Equipment. At a basic level, these systems provide actionable information to determine if equipment at a solar power plant is performing as expected. The analysis […]

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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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