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.

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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Energizing the Industry: The Direction of Energy Storage Technologies

While energy storage has come a long way over the past decade, the technologies behind it are nevertheless constantly evolving to meet ever-increasing power demands. As recently as six years ago, the amount of energy storage installations in the United States was negligible and, all things considered, a niche market. Now, energy storage in the […]

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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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2019 California School Board Association Annual Education Conference and Trade Show

Trimark is exhibiting at the 2019 CSBA 2019 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show. December 5-7, 2019 San Diego Convention Center Booth #1143 […]

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All Hands on Deck: Celebrating Trimark’s 2019

This past Friday, the Trimark family gathered at Lake Natoma Inn here in Folsom for our annual All Hands Meeting to celebrate an incredible 2019, and to share our vision for 2020—our twentieth year of existence. A full day of feasting and fun, several of Trimark’s executives and managers spoke to an audience loaded with […]

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Keeping Track: The Pros and Cons of Solar Trackers

Trackers play an important role in any solar power plant, as a PV array that moves with the sun generates power far more efficiently than arrays with a fixed tilt. These trackers generally rotate on one or two axes, and are unsurprisingly referred to as single-axis trackers and dual-axis trackers respectively. While the increased power […]

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