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PV+BESS SCADA

A turnkey solution designed to maximize revenue of your utility-scale solar power generation, battery storage, and photovoltaic (PV)+BESS resources.

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Intelligent Energy Control

Trimark’s Vantage SCADA is designed to overcome control challenges and maximize revenue opportunities for utility-scale PV and Battery Energy Storage resources. It’s advanced control capabilities help you maximize revenue, optimize asset life, and ensure peak performance for years of productivity.

Our power-industry veterans apply their expertise on every project – from creating advanced logic to field installation and commissioning. Whether your resource is PV, BESS, co-located BESS/PV, or hybrid PV/BESS (AC- or DC-coupled), Trimark has a solution to meet your needs.

Business and Operational Power – in One Smart Package

Renewable power resources are built to make money. That’s why we collaborate with independent power producers and resource owners to support business and operational requirements.

  • Automate participation in energy markets with native functions to validate and execute requests for Automatic Generation Control (AGC), Automated Dispatch System (ADS), and/or ancillary services.
  • Schedule, prioritize and stack battery discharge schedules according to MESA-DER standards.
  • Seamlessly integrate with business systems like Sprocket (asset management) and NetSuite (ERP).
I want my control system to Maximize Revenue

The Right Information; Right at Your Fingertips

Vantage presents real time and historical information for your entire portfolio, all in one intuitive view. From there, you can drill in to assess performance of a resource or a specific device.

  • Single pane view of portfolio, fleet, resource, or plant devices.
  • Over 118 standard reports. Create and save customized reports.
  • Realtime production trends.
  • Customizable alarm definitions and alerts.
  • Capture and historize 5-minute, 1-minute, or 1-second data for analysis and warranty support.
The whole portfolio? I've got to see this...

Control PV and BESS with Pinpoint Precision

Vantage unifies control over PV and PV+BESS resources with a built-in Master Plant Controller and split-second execution. It’s the precision you need to meet PPA and LGIA requirements and help protect your assets.

  • Meet exact setpoints at the point of interconnection.
  • Automate control for Primary Frequency Response (PFR), Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), Voltage control (Volt-VAR), Power Factor, reactive power, and Shunt capacitor / reactor devices.
  • Monitor and control inverters, BESS, trackers, breakers, cap banks, and protective relays.
  • Monitor meters and meteorological instruments.
Help me meet LGIA and PPA requirements

Unify Control of Complex Environments

Trimark Finalizes Controls for Phase 1A of World’s Largest PV+BESS Project

Trimark’s Master Plant Controller (MPC) unifies control over hybrid and/or co-located PV and PV+Battery Energy Storage (BESS) resources. MPC functionality is designed to:

  • Comply with LGIA limits and PPA requirements while maximizing revenue.
  • Provide overload protection by managing real and reactive power flow between resources that share transformers.
  • Manage and control reactive power (VAR) flow from each resource to deliver the necessary VARs at the Point of Delivery to comply with LGIA requirements.
  • Manage and optimize VAR flow between hybrid or co-located PV/ BESS resources to maximize BESS apparent power capability, when available.

What to Expect from a Trimark SCADA system

Trimark builds durable solutions on redundant computing equipment – as you should expect from a system that controls critical infrastructure. That investment pays off in high availability, regulatory compliance, and opportunities for market participation.

  • End-to-end solutions include software, hardware, HMI configuration, data gateways, cyber secure networking, field network equipment, meteorological stations, and revenue meters.
  • Engineering for HMI narrative, control narrative, cloud or local data historization, and configuration of real-time trending.
  • Design Engineering for equipment selection and layouts; thermal and power load calculations; fiber network loss attenuation calculations. Panels and cabinets engineered and built according to UL and NEC guidelines and building and electrical codes.
  • Field installation, system testing, and support for plant commissioning including reports to validate power production.
  • Complete documentation package, user training, and post-COD support.
  • Stable code base proven on more than 500 installed systems.
  • Industrially hardened PLC supports advanced logic.
  • Predefined device libraries to interface with devices using DNP 3.0, Modbus, OPC, IEC 61850, ICCP, API, and MQTT.
  • We can rapidly configure or add functions to meet your unique needs.

Learn more about what sets Trimark apart.

I need a proven partner

Security and Business Continuity

Trimark takes a 360 approach to cyber security and disaster recovery to support uptime – optimizing generation and maximizing revenue.

Trimark’s network design standards consider a wide range of needs to easily integrate into a client’s NERC CIP Policy, including standard security policies (ACLs) that comply with NERC CIP standards.

  • Deployed on hardened Nutanix or Dell servers and industry standard RTUs/automation controllers.
  • Support rapid recovery with redundant, local hardware and controls plus regular system and data backup to the cloud.
  • Avoid unplanned outages with highly reliable servers and automatic failover, if needed.
  • Easily produce NERC Mod 26 and 27 compliance test reports.
Help me with NERC-CIP

Trimark, Ignition, RTAC Technology Stack

Trimark applies extensive experience in PV and BESS control to deliver end-to-end SCADA solutions built on Ignition software (Inductive Automation) as the HMI and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) RTAC hardware as the Power Plant Controller.

Together with Trimark’s extensive experience in PV and BESS control, this technology stack provides a complete monitoring and control solution suited for many utility-scale Photovoltaic (PV) generation and Battery Energy Storage (BESS) resources.

Trimark is a Certified and Credentialed Integrator.

Request a Quote

Vantage shows site details, operating status, and other key performance data in a single view. From this dashboard, operators can access controls, reports, alarms, and recent history.

For resources that need simple monitoring and the most basic control, Trimark delivers a simple monitoring system to track recent site information, alert you to critical events, and support inverter reset.

It’s just right for commercial and industrial resources.

Can I just get basic monitoring?
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    Maximize Revenue with High-Fidelity Controls and Built-In ADS/AGC

    Business and Operational Power – in One Smart Package

    Renewable power resources are built to make money. That’s why we collaborate with independent power producers and resource owners to support business and operational requirements.

    • Automate participation in energy markets with native functions to validate and execute requests for Automatic Generation Control (AGC), Automated Dispatch System (ADS), and/or ancillary services.
    • Schedule, prioritize and stack battery discharge schedules according to MESA-DER standards.
    • Seamlessly integrate with business systems like Sprocket (asset management) and NetSuite (ERP).
    I want my control system to Maximize Revenue
  • icon-screen
    View and Analyze Entire Portfolio in One Simple Dashboard

    The Right Information; Right at Your Fingertips

    Vantage presents real time and historical information for your entire portfolio, all in one intuitive view. From there, you can drill in to assess performance of a resource or a specific device.

    • Single pane view of portfolio, fleet, resource, or plant devices.
    • Over 118 standard reports. Create and save customized reports.
    • Realtime production trends.
    • Customizable alarm definitions and alerts.
    • Capture and historize 5-minute, 1-minute, or 1-second data for analysis and warranty support.
    The whole portfolio? I've got to see this...
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    Meet Strict Requirements for Large Plant Control

    Control PV and BESS with Pinpoint Precision

    Vantage unifies control over PV and PV+BESS resources with a built-in Master Plant Controller and split-second execution. It’s the precision you need to meet PPA and LGIA requirements and help protect your assets.

    • Meet exact setpoints at the point of interconnection.
    • Automate control for Primary Frequency Response (PFR), Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), Voltage control (Volt-VAR), Power Factor, reactive power, and Shunt capacitor / reactor devices.
    • Monitor and control inverters, BESS, trackers, breakers, cap banks, and protective relays.
    • Monitor meters and meteorological instruments.
    Help me meet LGIA and PPA requirements
  • Master Plant Control

    Unify Control of Complex Environments

    Trimark Finalizes Controls for Phase 1A of World’s Largest PV+BESS Project

    Trimark’s Master Plant Controller (MPC) unifies control over hybrid and/or co-located PV and PV+Battery Energy Storage (BESS) resources. MPC functionality is designed to:

    • Comply with LGIA limits and PPA requirements while maximizing revenue.
    • Provide overload protection by managing real and reactive power flow between resources that share transformers.
    • Manage and control reactive power (VAR) flow from each resource to deliver the necessary VARs at the Point of Delivery to comply with LGIA requirements.
    • Manage and optimize VAR flow between hybrid or co-located PV/ BESS resources to maximize BESS apparent power capability, when available.
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    Proven Partner from Design Thru Commissioning

    What to Expect from a Trimark SCADA system

    Trimark builds durable solutions on redundant computing equipment – as you should expect from a system that controls critical infrastructure. That investment pays off in high availability, regulatory compliance, and opportunities for market participation.

    • End-to-end solutions include software, hardware, HMI configuration, data gateways, cyber secure networking, field network equipment, meteorological stations, and revenue meters.
    • Engineering for HMI narrative, control narrative, cloud or local data historization, and configuration of real-time trending.
    • Design Engineering for equipment selection and layouts; thermal and power load calculations; fiber network loss attenuation calculations. Panels and cabinets engineered and built according to UL and NEC guidelines and building and electrical codes.
    • Field installation, system testing, and support for plant commissioning including reports to validate power production.
    • Complete documentation package, user training, and post-COD support.
    • Stable code base proven on more than 500 installed systems.
    • Industrially hardened PLC supports advanced logic.
    • Predefined device libraries to interface with devices using DNP 3.0, Modbus, OPC, IEC 61850, ICCP, API, and MQTT.
    • We can rapidly configure or add functions to meet your unique needs.

    Learn more about what sets Trimark apart.

    I need a proven partner
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    NERC-CIP Compliance and Business Continuity

    Security and Business Continuity

    Trimark takes a 360 approach to cyber security and disaster recovery to support uptime – optimizing generation and maximizing revenue.

    Trimark’s network design standards consider a wide range of needs to easily integrate into a client’s NERC CIP Policy, including standard security policies (ACLs) that comply with NERC CIP standards.

    • Deployed on hardened Nutanix or Dell servers and industry standard RTUs/automation controllers.
    • Support rapid recovery with redundant, local hardware and controls plus regular system and data backup to the cloud.
    • Avoid unplanned outages with highly reliable servers and automatic failover, if needed.
    • Easily produce NERC Mod 26 and 27 compliance test reports.
    Help me with NERC-CIP
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    Ignition Systems

    Trimark, Ignition, RTAC Technology Stack

    Trimark applies extensive experience in PV and BESS control to deliver end-to-end SCADA solutions built on Ignition software (Inductive Automation) as the HMI and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) RTAC hardware as the Power Plant Controller.

    Together with Trimark’s extensive experience in PV and BESS control, this technology stack provides a complete monitoring and control solution suited for many utility-scale Photovoltaic (PV) generation and Battery Energy Storage (BESS) resources.

    Trimark is a Certified and Credentialed Integrator.

    Request a Quote
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    Monitoring and Basic Control

    Vantage shows site details, operating status, and other key performance data in a single view. From this dashboard, operators can access controls, reports, alarms, and recent history.

    For resources that need simple monitoring and the most basic control, Trimark delivers a simple monitoring system to track recent site information, alert you to critical events, and support inverter reset.

    It’s just right for commercial and industrial resources.

    Can I just get basic monitoring?

Expert Perspective

Why does their job matter? Trimark team members explain.

Network resiliency is a really big deal for power resources. My Network Engineering team applies robust reliability measures to support security, redundancy, and remote access.

Christian Stevenson

Principal Network Engineer

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

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

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

I develop control software that simplifies the operation of utility-scale solar power generation and energy storage. That’s key to making renewable energy stable, reliable, and viable – which is how we’ll save the world.

Brian Buhl

Principal Software Engineer

Related Markets

SCADA means different things in different corners of the market.  Whether responding to split-second commands, making informed maintenance decisions, meeting procurement specifications, or managing fleets of grid-connected resources, Trimark’s systems are trusted across the industry.

Developers / Independent Power Producers

Maximize profits with advanced market participation and reliable optimization tools.

Engineer, Procure Construct

From streamlined procurement to commissioning support, our end-to-end control solutions help you attain your project goals.

ISOs Balancing Authorities

Get pinpoint control of PV and Battery resources – exactly what’s required to balance the grid.

Utilities

Control PV and BESS resources to support grid stability.

O&M

Actionable data and
alerts help you tune performance and maximize profit.

Scheduling Coordinator

Improve decision making and market opportunities with direct access to reliable data.

Projects

Example Projects

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

Cement City

Jun 26, 2023

Project Type: 22 MW PV Location: Cement City, MI Client/EPC: AES Products/Services: Trimark SCADA, Trimark Historian, Revenue Meter, MET Stations,…

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Pullman

Jun 26, 2023

Project Type: 22 MW PV Location: Pullman, MI Client/EPC: AES Products/Services: Trimark SCADA, Trimark Historian, Revenue Meter, MET Station, Network…

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Nicolis and Tropico

Nicolis and Tropico

Dec 05, 2018

Project Type: PV rated at 20 MW and 14 MW Location: Tulare County, California Client: Blue Oak Energy Products/Services: SCADA…

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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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