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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trimark’s SCADA included advanced inverter controls and automatic voltage control and frequency ride through, as required by Duke Energy’s Interconnect Agreement.
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.
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.
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.
The Garland Solar project is owned by Southern Power and Recurrent Energy. Trimark provided an integrated solution for PV control, compliance, and accurate settlements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.