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Planning / Consulting

Leverage Trimark’s decades of industry experience to make your utility-scale renewable generation, energy storage, and microgrid project a success.

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Connect. Comply. Optimize.

To help you anticipate and avoid challenges, our power-sector veterans provide the advice you need to make a smart start. We guide you through planning, design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, and servicing systems used to operate renewable and storage resources.

Get a Smart Start

Set an attainable path. We’ll help you consider the drivers that can impact your direction.

  • ISO / Utility Interconnection: Understand the steps, forms, and testing required to comply with NRI, PPA, and LGIA requirements.
  • Technology Planning: Establish a practical and attainable plan for SCADA, metering, networks, telemetry, MET stations, and NERC-CIP. Define functional requirements, schedules, division of responsibility, and completion criteria.
  • Bid Specifications and RFP Support: Gain expert support to develop RFPs, conduct vendor demonstrations, and negotiate contracts.
  • Green Energy Incentives: Joining a WREGIS, SGIP, GATS, or other incentive or REC program? We’ll help you understand the metering and data services required to participate.
I need help with the NRI!

Advice for Expert Solutions

Create a strong foundation for compliance, operations, and asset management.

  • Metering Approach and Schemes: Understanding advantages, and tradeoffs in metering approaches is critical. Early decisions affect equipment choices, installation plans, certification, testing, and maintenance. Our experts help you make informed decisions regarding alternatives including Scheduling Coordinator Metered Entity (SCME) vs. CAISO ME; AC- vs DC-coupled metering; peer-to-peer metering; and complex energy losses. We’ll help you understand associated requirements for hardware, SQMD, SCME audits, and more.
  • Network Planning: Establish network requirements to connect devices, instruments, and equipment with SCADA in a responsive, reliable, and secure manner.
  • Control Concepts: Define advanced control concepts and strategies to meet PPA and LGIA requirements and/or bid into the open energy markets (e.g., AGC, ADS, Ancillary Services).
Let's make a solid plan

Optimize and Mitigate

Operate at peak efficiency by avoiding known issues, mitigating trouble, and establishing key metrics:

  • Network Assessment: Troubleshoot issues and design utility-scale networks including priorities, dependencies and costs.
  • Operational Analytics: Define indices, systems, and approach to measure performance, maximize profitability, and increase uptime.
I need help with my network
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    Get a Smart Start

    Set an attainable path. We’ll help you consider the drivers that can impact your direction.

    • ISO / Utility Interconnection: Understand the steps, forms, and testing required to comply with NRI, PPA, and LGIA requirements.
    • Technology Planning: Establish a practical and attainable plan for SCADA, metering, networks, telemetry, MET stations, and NERC-CIP. Define functional requirements, schedules, division of responsibility, and completion criteria.
    • Bid Specifications and RFP Support: Gain expert support to develop RFPs, conduct vendor demonstrations, and negotiate contracts.
    • Green Energy Incentives: Joining a WREGIS, SGIP, GATS, or other incentive or REC program? We’ll help you understand the metering and data services required to participate.
    I need help with the NRI!
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    Preliminary Engineering

    Advice for Expert Solutions

    Create a strong foundation for compliance, operations, and asset management.

    • Metering Approach and Schemes: Understanding advantages, and tradeoffs in metering approaches is critical. Early decisions affect equipment choices, installation plans, certification, testing, and maintenance. Our experts help you make informed decisions regarding alternatives including Scheduling Coordinator Metered Entity (SCME) vs. CAISO ME; AC- vs DC-coupled metering; peer-to-peer metering; and complex energy losses. We’ll help you understand associated requirements for hardware, SQMD, SCME audits, and more.
    • Network Planning: Establish network requirements to connect devices, instruments, and equipment with SCADA in a responsive, reliable, and secure manner.
    • Control Concepts: Define advanced control concepts and strategies to meet PPA and LGIA requirements and/or bid into the open energy markets (e.g., AGC, ADS, Ancillary Services).
    Let's make a solid plan
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    Operational Analysis

    Optimize and Mitigate

    Operate at peak efficiency by avoiding known issues, mitigating trouble, and establishing key metrics:

    • Network Assessment: Troubleshoot issues and design utility-scale networks including priorities, dependencies and costs.
    • Operational Analytics: Define indices, systems, and approach to measure performance, maximize profitability, and increase uptime.
    I need help with my network

Expert Perspective

Why does their job matter? Trimark team members explain.

Last summer when temperatures topped 117 degrees and power demand reached a record 52 GW, California faced a real threat of blackouts. Our team worked nights and weekends to commission SCADA to control two BESS resources that added 227 MW of critical reserves just in time to help avoid a crisis.

Tom Noble

Engineering Project Manager II

Trimark’s meters support billions of dollars in transactions and RECs. Accurate meter data also informs split-second control decisions required for a stable and reliable grid. Owners trust me to attest that their meter data is accurate; and that’s a job I take seriously.

Casey James

Metering Manager, CAISO Inspector

PV plant operators want a real time SCADA interface that shows exactly what their inverters are producing and what’s down. That’s actionable information they need to fix what’s broken, produce more power, and improve profits.

Rob Barrington

Senior Systems Integrator III

We help customers meet Utility and ISO control requirements. It’s exciting to bring equipment together to work as a cohesive, efficient system.

Yesenia Chavez

Associate Power Control Engineer

To avoid chaos and support grid reliability and stability, utility-scale resources must tightly manage Voltage, Frequency, NERC and LGIA requirements. Our control solution allows PV and BESS resources to safely connect to the grid, protect their expensive equipment, and bid into more market opportunities.

Stephen Yee

Director of SCADA Controls

Related Markets

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived? At Trimark we’re here to help you set attainable targets; anticipate challenges; and guide you past many common hurdles. Whether you need a plan for success or help resolving a problem, our experts smooth the way.

Developers / Independent Power Producers

Chart a course towards regulatory compliance, revenue metering, and advanced control.

Engineer, Procure Construct

Eliminate project gaps and overlaps to meet requirements, avoid change orders, and finish strong.

Utilities

Gain practical advice on metering, secure data telemetry, and control.

Scheduling Coordinator

Considering SCME? We’ll help you create an SQMD plan to meet requirements and maintain compliance.

Projects

Take a minute to see how Trimark has helped resource owners, EPCs, and ISOs change the electric grid.

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Sunshine Valley Substation

Sunshine Valley Substation

Jan 24, 2020

Project Type: PV generating facility rated at 100 MW Location: Amargosa Valley, NV Client/EPC: Electrical Consultants, Inc. Products/Services: Trimark provided…

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Carlsbad Energy Center

Carlsbad Energy Center

Jan 10, 2020

Project Type: 527 MW natural gas-fueled electricity generating plant Location: Carlsbad, CA Client/EPC: NRG Energy Products/Services: Trimark integrated ADS into…

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SBES

Edwards Sanborn

Jun 26, 2023

Project Type: 810MW AC Hybrid Site (Solar + BESS) comprised of seven separate resouces Location: Mojave, CA Client/EPC: Terra-Gen Trimark…

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Chevron

Chevron 2 and 8.5

Jan 22, 2019

Project Type: PV rated at 10.5 MW (Aggregated) Location: Richmond, CA EPC: Cenergy Power Products/Services: SCADA, revenue meters, MET stations,…

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