Terra-Gen Multi-Site Maintenance Service Agreements

Multi-site service agreement with Trimark Operations Center (TOC) for various services, including planned maintenance, monitoring, emergency support, and equipment failure services for Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs), meters, and MET stations.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Developed by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), this site is a 6 MW PV carport that covers much of the available parking at Northern California’s award-winning theme/animal park, Six Flags – Discovery Kingdom. The resource utilizes three (3) SMA 2200 Sunny Central inverters for a total potential site output of 6.6 MWAC. It also includes two (2) meteorological stations with Hukseflux SR-30 Class A Irradiance, Lufft WS500 series All-In-One weather, and PT1000 Back-of-Module sensors, with the data captured and employed in Trimark’s Performance Analysis platform.

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Clearway Energy Multi-Site Maintenance Service Agreements

Multi-year service agreement with Trimark Operations Center (TOC) for planned maintenance, monitoring, emergency support, and equipment failure services for Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) and/or meters.

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Elwooda Station

Trimark made configuration changes to an aggregated Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) for relocation from the Mandalay site to the Ellwood site. This included onsite support for RIG relocation, remote support, and a full successful point to point testing with CAISO. This project demonstrates Trimark commitment to support an owner’s needs to resolve their request in a timely manner and get them back on-line as quickly as possible.

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Boston Energy Trading and Marketing

Trimark provided guidance and documents for completing CAISO’s New Resource Implementation (NRI) process. Trimark provided the Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) with integrated Historian and hosted the ADS function on Trimark Vantage servers. The ADS signals are sent from CAISO to Trimark’s Vantage software. Vantage processes the signals and passes them to the RIG/Historian at the site. The RIG sends the signals to the Battery Management System (BMS) for implementation. The BMS acknowledges receipt of the signals and sends feedback as the commands are executed.

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Winterfell

Trimark imported data from the Vertech SCADA system for display in Trimark’s Vantage HMI. The SCADA system gathers data from 20 inverters, 2 weather stations, plane of array irradiance sensors, back of modules temperature sensors, and trackers. The data will be used for monitoring only; no control is planned.

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39 CAISO Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) Replacements for Compliancy

Trimark replaced Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) for customers at 39 sites to ensure CAISO compliance so they meet the security protocol for CAISO’s Energy Management System (EMS) and can connect to the EMS. As of August 1, 2019, CAISO required that all RIGs support Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2, a cryptographic protocol used to increase security over computer networks. CAISO discovered that older, Windows XP-based RIGs had issues connecting to the new EMS. Replacing the RIGs with an updated communication protocol to TLS 1.2 increases security over computer networks and ensures the reliability of the grid.

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Lawai PV and Storage

Trimark installed its Data Gateway to import data from the Ignition SCADA system for display in Trimark’s Vantage HMI at sPower’s Operations Center for day-to-day monitoring and reporting of site equipment, such as inverters, trackers, energy storage system, meters, and MET stations.

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GridX

CAISO requires all Scheduling Coordinators that submit Settlement Quality Meter Data (SQMD) to CASIO to annually affirm that their SQMD meets the requirements of their approved SQMD Plan. Trimark performed an audit of GridX’s compliance to the approved SQMD Plan for the Monterey Bay Community Power Community Choice Aggregation program in support of the required CAISO Affirmation.

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Longroad Energy Multi-Site Maintenance and Data Management Service Agreements

Multi-year service agreement with Trimark Operations Center (TOC) for various services, including planned maintenance, monitoring, emergency support, and equipment failure services for Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) and meters; meter data management services for the Western Renewable Energy Generation System (WREGIS) reporting and for the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Solar Carve-Out II Program which is part of the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC).

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NextEra Energy Multi-Site Maintenance and Data Management Service Agreements

Multi-year service agreement with Trimark Operations Center (TOC) for various services, including meter servicing, meter monitoring, issue tracking, field preventive maintenance, and field service repairs and replacements; and/or meter data management services for the North American Renewables Registry (NAR) and for the Western Renewable Energy Generation System (WREGIS).

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Southern Power Maintenance Service Agreements

Multi-year service agreement with Trimark Operations Center (TOC) for planned maintenance, monitoring, emergency support, and equipment failure services for Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) and/or meters.

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Anheuser Busch

Developed by Foundation WindPower, the site includes one (1) 1.5MW G.E Wind Turbine outside of the Anheuser Busch production plant. This site utilizes 100% of the power generated by the wind turbine in an effort to lower its carbon footprint and to further achieve a near NET-ZERO consumption of grid delivered energy. Trimark’s metering and data services provide clear visibility into the production of the facility and delivers real-time and historic trending for performance analysis purposes.

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Port of Stockton

Trimark’s certified CAISO meter technician assessed the existing meter installation to determine the suitability for the installation of redundant meters. He designed and assembled the backup meter enclosure, configured, installed, field tested, inspected and certified the new redundant load meters.

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Antelope DSR3

Trimark provided an end-to-end solution, including a virtual server which runs the Trimark SCADA System with Historian, 3 revenue meters with integration into a Trimark loss compensation system and 4 network drops. Trimark additionally integrated this resource into an existing CAISO RIG, provided CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) services, met NERC/CIP Network Compliance and coordinated with a third party vendor to integrate MET Stations and sensors into Trimarks SCADA. To meet CAISO Market and SCE Transmission requirements, controls at the POI were done by integrating into the Trimark Master Plant Controller (MPC) at the sPower Big Sky Substation.

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San Pablo Raceway A and B

Trimark provided an end-to-end solution for two solar arrays including a virtual server which runs the Trimark SCADA System with Historian, 9 revenue meters with integration into a Trimark loss compensation system, and 21 network drops. Trimark additionally integrated this resource into an existing CAISO RIG, provided CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) services, met NERC/CIP Network Compliance, and coordinated with a third party vendor to integrate MET Stations and sensors into Trimark’s SCADA. To meet CAISO Market and SCE Transmission requirements, controls at the POI were done by integrating into the Trimark Master Plant Controller (MPC) at the sPower Big Sky Substation.

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City of Anaheim Schools

Trimark procured and installed Honeywell meters at 9 schools to begin Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) Qualified Reporting Entity (QRE) meter data management services. Trimark’s meter technician installed, calibrated, and verified the functionality of the data source and its ability to send valid data to Trimark. Trimark is a Qualified Reporting Entity (QRE) for a number of Incentive Programs. Trimark uses the Master Services Agreement with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) on the City of Anaheim through to provide energy/power data on a regular schedule. The City of Anaheim, in turn, then receives benefits in the form of rebates or energy credits.

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Sunshine Valley Substation

Trimark provided project management, technical documentation, programming and configuration, and field installation of two meters, plus CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) services, including installation of the meters, pretesting, test schedule coordination, point-to-point testing, and meter certification by a CAISO certified inspector.

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Valentine Substation

Trimark provided CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) services, including installation of the meter, meter programming, pretesting, test schedule coordination, point-to-point testing, and meter certification by a CAISO certified inspector. Trimark continues to be a leader in CAISO meter inspection and certification, supporting sites in obtaining meter Certification and connecting to the CAISO grid.

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Wright Solar

Trimark installed 2 revenue meters into an existing cabinet, configured, tested, and certified the meters, along with CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) services.

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Olsen Hydroelectric

Trimark provided technical documentation and design, programming and configuration, and field installation of the meter, along with CAISO NRI services, including installation of the meter, pretesting, test schedule coordination, point-to-point testing, and meter certification by CAISO certified inspector.

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La Brisa Wind Farm

Trimark installed a CAISO approved Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) and revenue meter, provided CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) support, and implemented Automated Dispatch System (ADS) integration. Three radios were used to communicate between the RIG, meter and, Sonic Detection And Ranging (SODAR) installed by others.

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Carlsbad Energy Center

Trimark integrated ADS into the Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG). The Trimark ADS interface sends the 5 minute dispatch automatically to the RIG which is then sent to the plant control system (DCS) or a signal to the Carlsbad DCS to alert the operator to go on CAISO regulation control. This toggle to regulation can be an automated alert to an operator or automatically toggle in the RIG so no manual process is involved.

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Green Beanworks: B, C, and D

Trimark’s all-encompassing solution for these three sites included Trimark’s SCADA with Historian and Vantage User Interface for monitoring and control, Remote Intelligent Gateways, revenue quality meters with CAISO New Resource Implementation (NRI) services, MET stations, network drops, and equipment cabinets.

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Chevron 2 and 8.5

Developed by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), the site included Solectria inverters, an ATI DuraTrack solar tracking system, and CAISO MET stations consisting of Hukselflux Pyranometers, a Lufft all-in-one weather station, back-of-module temperature sensors, and a rain gauge.

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Southampton Solar

Designed by Westwood, the site included 42 TMEIC 2500kW inverters and a NEXTracker solar tracking system. Southampton Solar was brought to COD by Signal Energy for Dominion Energy. Signal Energy was the EPC responsible for managing construction.

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Prosperity Energy Storage

Located near Mesa del Sol, this project is a combined solar power and battery energy storage system (BESS) facility. The BESS is assembled in two parts; advanced lead acid batteries with an energy rating of 1 megawatt for shifting and UltraBattery™ advanced battery units with a power rating of 500 kilowatts for smoothing.

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Four Hydroelectric Power Generation Resources

Trimark was selected by Stoel Rives, LLP to guide the Bidwell, Hatchet, Roaring and Silver Springs hydroelectric power generation resources through the Qualifying Facility Conversion (QF) process. Under the original Power Purchase Agreement, Pacific Gas & Electric bought power from all four sites. The contract expiration required the sites to undergo the QF process.

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Big Sky North Substation

Developed, owned, and operated by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), this substation is the first tie into the 230kV Big Sky Substation that feeds into the SCE grid. This substation accommodates a 105 MW PV resource, with the intent to expand significantly with additional solar generation sites. Big Sky North Substation is directly managed by the Master Plant Controller to provide a central source of voltage and VAR regulation to support greater grid stability through the tie it has with the Big Sky Substation. Rosendin Electric, Inc. was the EPC responsible for managing construction. Trimark provided the complex metering utilizing a Loss Compensator cross communication approach to limit the losses calculated for revenue settlement. Trimark was also responsible for establishing the communication backbone between the Big Sky North and Big Sky Substation; as well as the integration of the Big Sky North Substation into the Master Plant Controller to allow the substation to achieve NERC CIP compliance and adhere to the IA requirements.

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Midlant Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Designed, assembled, tested and installed 1,500 AMI meters at main base locations and 1,300 sub-meters on Navy piers. Delivered 1,300 network panels with radios, switches, and secure systems. Data Acquisition System (DAS) installation supported 2,800 electric meters, 400 steam meters, and 500 water, sewer, and gas meters in 14 states.

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Hawaii Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Provided, installed and configured 477 advanced energy meters at Pearl Harbor, Island, Smith and Hickam AFBs. Project included configuration, testing, validation and commissioning of a data acquisition system which uses a secure communications network to collect data about energy consumption.

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National Grid

Trimark provided its SCADA for a test bed of 14 photovoltaic (PV) generation sites owned by National Grid, largest natural gas distributor in the Northeast, and developed by Borrego Solar. National Grid is the largest natural gas distributor in the Northeast. National Grid has a goal to install 1600 MW of solar generation by 2020.

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Cayman Islands

Trimark delivered an advanced SCADA system to monitor and control the first, utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power generation resource in the Cayman Islands. Entropy contracted Trimark to deliver SCADA to support PV plant operations, regulate electric power generation and stabilize power at the point of interconnection with the Caribbean Utilities Company’s (CUC) electric grid.

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Alta Wind 4, 5, 8, and 9

Trimark replaced the CAISO-certified revenue metering for each of the sites with the three separate resource owners. All four sites communicate through peer-to-peer functioning. Trimark worked with a third party programmer to program and install main and back-up meters at each of the wind sites.

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California Hydro Plant CAISO Meter Replacements

Trimark delivered CAISO-certified revenue metering for each of the hydro houses listed above with PCWA. MiddleFork Powerhouse has peer-to-peer metering functionality as it reads meters from both line 2 and line 2 main and back-up meters. Trimark worked with the third party programmer to program and install main and back-up meters at each of the hydro houses.

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Colgreen North Shore

Developed by Sunpin Solar, the site includes 34 SMA 2200 inverters and a NEXTracker solar tracking system. Trimark provided a full SCADA system, 34 network drops, 2 MET stations and full grid controls for the site. In addition, Trimark is conducting the plant commissioning activities for the client, including a full commissioning report on the various systems and equipment and a performance evaluation of the site with respect to the original generation models. Trimark also developed, documented, and established the NERC CIP process for the site.

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Summer and Winter Wheat

Developed originally by Capital Dynamics, the site is now being completed by one of its divisions, CD Arevon. CD Arevon manages a $5 billion+ portfolio of utility scale renewable energy resources totaling nearly 2.5 gigawatts of generation capacity.

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California Multi-Site Meter Calibration

Trimark worked with CDWR to witness the testing for the CAISO-certified meters for each of the sites. Trimark provided CAISO meter MSVS documentation to CAISO per the three year contract.

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Antelope Valley Solar

Trimark provided its end-to-end SCADA solution to ensure that the Antelope Valley Solar project had a complete, integrated CAISO-compliant system with full-featured controls.

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Topco Solar

SolarCity selected Trimark to design and engineer a browser-based monitoring and control system, deliver CAISO metering and secure data telemetry, and provide guidance through CAISO’s NRI process.

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Beacon Solar

Trimark deployed the SCADA system at three solar sites within the Beacon Solar SCADA project. The sites have entered a power purchase agreement with The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.

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Central Antelope Dry Ranch C

Trimark deployed its end-to-end solution including monitoring, revenue metering, and CAISO NRI regulatory compliance services for the North Lancaster Central Antelope Dry Ranch C (CADRC) project.

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El Dorado Irrigation District

The solar facility supplements power for the El Dorado County wastewater treatment plant, which treats recycled water used to irrigate nearly 4,000 front and back yards and commercial and public landscapes where feasible. Trimark’s SCADA helped to fulfill reporting requirements to the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System and support the district’s overall operations.

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Hope Mills

Trimark’s SCADA included advanced inverter controls and automatic voltage control and frequency ride through, as required by Duke Energy’s Interconnect Agreement.

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Alta Gas

Trimark was a key contributor in delivering the CAISO revenue meter and RIG required to commission AltaGas’ Pomona Energy Storage Facility by its deadline. The project was completed in under four months – the fastest SCE commissioning timeline on record. The Pomona facility uses a Greensmith Energy storage system that is co-located with AltaGas’ existing natural gas turbine and associated substation.

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Lancaster WAD B

Developed, owned, and operated by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), this site is a 3MW 12kV site that directly ties into the local distribution line. Featuring an outdoor enclosure configuration, this project features a fully self-contained, climate controlled SCADA enclosure with more than 8 hours of backup run time, 2 Solectria SGI750TM and a NEXTracker tracking system. Rosendin Electric, Inc. was the EPC responsible for managing construction. Trimark was contracted to deliver a fully functional PV SCADA system, revenue metering, and meteorological stations to manage the site, maximize profitability, and generate next level production analytics.

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8 CAISO Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) Replacements

Trimark replaced WCAC’s old Uno Windows XP RIG with Trimark Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIG) at 8 of their facilities. This included configuration of each RIG before deployed to the site, installing, pre-testing, and performing point-to-point testing with CAISO.

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Garland Solar

The Garland Solar project is owned by Southern Power and Recurrent Energy. Trimark provided an integrated solution for PV control, compliance, and accurate settlements.

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sPower Solar Portfolio

sPower operates a fleet of Solar Power Production facilities that generate over 1 GW of renewable power. This fleet is managed and operated at their Operations Center. The sites and all of the Operations Center systems are based on Trimark’s SCADA and Vantage platforms. 

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Department of Energy and Sandia Labs

Federally-funded smart grid demonstration project. Provided engineering and systems integration services to deliver synchronized meter and power production data for the Public Service Company of New Mexico utility-scale energy storage project.

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U.S. Navy – Naval District Washington Energy Management

Installed 1,043 advanced energy meters to track energy usage throughout Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Work involved 14 separate bases including the Washington Navy Yard, National Naval Research Laboratory, National Naval Medical Center, Naval Observatory, US Naval Academy, and US Naval Academy in Annapolis. $3.2 million project value.

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Naval Base San Diego

Provides New Resource Implementation (NRI) services so that four cogeneration power plant on the base can meet CAISO’s requirements as a Qualifying Facility. This engagement subcontract includes engineering services for metering and system integration. $425,000 contract value.

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Residential Solar Monitoring System

Trimark designed and installed a data monitoring system for 380 residential solar installations on Edwards AFB. Onyx Renewables installed the solar systems on the homes at Edwards for the housing management company, Corvias Military Housing. Trimark installed radios at each residence and installed additional radios in each neighborhood to gather and relay generation data to the Trimark SCADA system in the Community Center. Trimark also brought in generation data from a 1 MW PV site previously constructed on the site. Trimark is reporting the total generation and other real time telemetry data to Southern California Edison (SCE).

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Sharp Grossmont SGIP Implementation

SGIP is the self-generation incentive program run by the state of California. Trimark’s responsibility in this project was the overall coordination of metering locations appropriate for SGIP data requirements, hardware specification, subcontractor management, and performance data provider services for SGIP. SGIP is unique as the important data is all local to the plant operation and Trimark was not required to interact with the grid. Payments from SGIP revolve around how much power is created at the approved generator and how much load it took specifically to run that generator.

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Bayshore A, B, and C

Developed, owned, and operated by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), these sites included at total of 21 Power Electronic 2330kW inverters, and an ATI V3.0 tracking system. As part of the Big Sky Substation to aggregation of renewable resources, these sites were included in the Master Plant Controller to provide a central source of voltage and VAR regulation to support greater grid stability. The Bayshore sites became the 6th, 7th, and 8th additions to the Big Sky Substation. Signal Energy was the EPC responsible for managing construction. Trimark was given the responsibility to establish power regulation through its SCADA platform and integrate it with the Big Sky Substation Master Plant Controller for further grid stability support.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

NCPA, which supplies electric power to BART, contracted Trimark to provide Meter Data Management Agent Services, including daily meter reading and validation of data from approximately 117 load meters located throughout BART’s transit system. These load meters measure BART’s power consumption at key points throughout 107 miles of track and associated high voltage stations, traction power substations, switching stations, gap breaker stations, and passenger stations.

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29 CAISO Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) Replacements

Changes to CAISO’s SSL security certification program used by RIGs required updates to aging hardware and software that many electric power resources used for real-time communications with CAISO. Trimark upgraded the RIGS for 29 electric power resources, with 4,897 Megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, to be compatible with CAISO’s new security certificates. Each new RIG required configuration, point mapping, SSL security update, installation, and testing. In total, the projects included 1,569 data points – each of which had to pass CAISO’s rigorous point-to-point testing before commissioning.

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Mesquite Solar

Trimark installed, tested, and commissioned an aggregated RIG and revenue meters for two new resources within the Mesquite Solar project to support real-time data telemetry and to generate settlement quality meter data for billing and settlements. The Mesquite Solar project is one of the world’s largest PV power stations.

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Little Rock Pham Solar

Trimark provided NRI consulting services to address both regulatory compliance and operational control for the Little Rock Pham Solar project which needed to meet CAISO and Southern California Edison’s New Resource Implementation (NRI) requirements for revenue metering, data telemetry and meteorological data.

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Nicolis and Tropico

Trimark configured and deployed SCADA for two, co-located photovoltaic (PV) generating facilities, Nicolis (20 MW) and Tropico (14 MW). The site is co-owned by partners Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Coronal Group LLC.

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Midway I

Developed by Solar Frontier Americas, the site included 25 Power Electronic 2330kW inverters, a NEXTracker solar tracking system, and capacitor bank to help regulate power characteristics. Midway I was brought to COD by Solar Frontier Americas before being sold to X-ELIO Energy SL. Blattner Energy was the EPC responsible for managing construction. The resource has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID). Blattner Energy contracted Trimark to deliver Trimark SCADA to support PV plant operations, regulate electric power generation and stablize power at the point of interconnection with the Imperial Irrigation District. Trimark also acted as consultants to walk both the contractor and owner through the complexity of the New Resource Implementation cycle for CAISO.

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Ducor Solar

The Ducar Solar project needed to meet CAISO’s New Resource Implementation (NRI) requirements for revenue metering, data telemetry and meteorological data. Trimark provided Dashiell with CAISO consulting and support, along with revenue grade meters and the RIG.

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Midway II

Developed by Solar Frontier Americas, the site included 15 Power Electronic 2330 inverters, a NEXTracker solar tracking system, and capacitor banks to help regulate power characteristics. Midway II was brought to COD by Solar Frontier Americas before being sold to Dominion Resources Inc. Blattner Energy was the EPC responsible for managing construction. The resource has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID). First Solar was contracted to operate the site for Dominion.

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Mira Loma

Trimark delivered CAISO-certified revenue metering and telemetry systems on an accelerated schedule to support SCE in commissioning the Mira Loma Bulk Energy Storage System. SCE put the project on a fast track in order to meet state-imposed deadlines to deploy new energy storage following the shutdown of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage

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Ridgetop II

Ridgetop II is one of many resources owned by Terra-Gen Power, LLC. Trimark’s CAISO certified meter technician installed and certified revenue meters, performed point-to-point testing with CAISO and provided supporting documentation upon successful completion.

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Antelope Expansion 2

Developed, owned, and operated by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), this site is the first resource integrated into the Big Sky North Substation that ties into the Big Sky Substation to feed into the SCE grid. This site was built with 35 Power Electronic 2330kW inverters, an ATI V3.0 tracking system, and an 18MVAR capacity bank to support power reliability. This site ties into the Master Plant Controller to provide a central source of voltage and VAR regulation to support greater grid stability. D.H. Blattner was the EPC responsible for managing construction. Trimark’s role was to implement the PV Virtualized SCADA system as a NERC CIP compliant environment, integrate it into the Big Sky North Loss Compensator system, and provide consultation to the owner in establishing this resource their first SCME generation site.

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