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.

Navigating the Market: CAISO SC ME COMPLIANCE

By following these 6 best practices, a Scheduling Coordinator can successfully maintain compliance with the CAISO Tariff for submitting settlement quality meter data. 1: KNOW YOUR LRA REQUIREMENTS Identify your Local Regulator Authority CPUC will be the LRA for the majority of load SC MEs Other LRAs could include City Councils, Municipal Utilities, and even […]

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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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Setting the Standard: Trimark’s Microgrid Collaboration With Worley and Seattle City Light

Trimark recently partnered with Worley to implement a battery energy storage system (BESS) for Seattle City Light at the Miller Community Center in Seattle. The project is currently in the design phase, with construction beginning later this year. Specifically, Trimark provided the monitoring and control systems for the BESS. This includes a microgrid controller (MGC) […]

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A Sneak Preview of the Solar Asset Management North America Conference in Oakland on April 7-8!

In just a few weeks, more than 90 industry experts will be on stage at Solar Asset Management North America to share their vision and insights into the U.S. solar market. Below are thoughts below from Tom Short, who will be presenting on day one. Which key trend(s) has(have) been shaping the state of solar […]

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Trimark Operations Center Announces Advanced Alerting System for Utility-Scale Solar Sites

Checks if equipment is online and operating correctly in real-time for quicker issue resolution, eliminating costly site visits Folsom, CA, February 20, 2020 – Trimark Associates, Inc., a leading provider of SCADA, metering, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, announces that the Trimark Operations Center’s (TOC) advanced alerting system now can continually […]

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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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