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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.

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

Over the last 20 years, we’ve helped over 900 resources navigate CAISO’s NRI. With owners building more utility-scale renewable generation nationwide they’re now asking Trimark to help them comply with PPA and interconnection requirements in ERCOT, MISO, ISO New England, NYSERDA – really anywhere that complex agreements require expert advice.

Jennifer Strand

TCS Manager

The systems we design are a small, but critical, part of power generation. We design the ‘brains’ that monitor and control each resource to be reliable and durable – in some very tough environments. I’m proud to do my part to leave a lasting benefit for society.

Vince Brashear

Director of Design and Engineering

Resource owners want to reduce risk, avoid penalties, and maximize revenue. My role is to help customers gain peace of mind and operate confidently in accomplishing their mission.

Tom Short

Vice President of Consulting and Client Relations

I help users put Vantage to work for effective resource management. As a bridge between customers and our software team, I write documentation delivered on every system screen that explains Vantage functions such as controls and reporting. That answers most user’s questions right on the spot.

Rob Towns

Customer Success Program Manager

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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San Pablo Raceway A and B

San Pablo Raceway A and B

Jan 28, 2020

Project Type: PV generating facility rated at 100 MW Location: Los Angeles County, CA Client/EPC: Cupertino Electric Owner: sPower Products/Services:…

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Olsen Hydroelectric

Olsen Hydroelectric

Jan 10, 2020

Project Type: Hydro generating facility rated at 5 MW Location: Whitmore, CA Client/EPC: Olsen Power Partners Products/Services: Revenue meters, CAISO…

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CAISO-RIG

Ellwood Station

Jan 29, 2020

Project Type: Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) relocation Location: Oxnard, CA Client/EPC: GenOn Energy Products/Services: Trimark made configuration changes to an…

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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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