Trimark’s MESA Open Standards Based Dispatchable Energy Controller To Help Resource Owners Monetize Investments in Storage
Trimark’s DEC Provides PV+Storage Resource Owners Expanded Opportunities in the Energy Market
Folsom, CA, January 11, 2021 – Trimark Associates, Inc., the industry leader in intelligent energy control solutions, has announced the launch of its Dispatchable Energy Controller (DEC). The DEC follows Modular Energy System Architecture (MESA) DER, an open standard designed to ensure interoperability between power generation devices, battery storage devices, and the control systems used to unify their management.
Trimark spent over four years of research, design, programming and testing to develop the advanced capabilities available in the new Dispatchable Energy Controller. The DEC is designed from the ground up to support compatibility among devices and systems, reduce risk, and streamline implementation. Trimark’s DEC provides enhanced operational modes that are repeatable and fully tested. Standard MESA-DER functions and controls include multiple modes for balance of plant, emergency ride through, active power management, reactive power, monitoring, and many other capabilities.
Trimark has expanded on MESA’s standard modes to enable advanced control functions required to operate and monetize energy storage resources that are coupled with PV. For example, Trimark’s DEC supports Coordinated Charge-Discharge with PV prediction to leverage control logic to determine the best schedule to charge the battery. Trimark’s DEC Active Power Response with PV prediction determines the baseload power that the PV and battery can support. To support compliance with large generator interconnection agreements, Trimark’s DEC scheduler can stack multiple BESS control functions in a way that prioritizes grid stability.
One value of Trimark’s DEC is that it allows owners resources to participate more fully in the open energy market. “Trimark’s Dispatchable Energy Controller affords PV+Storage resource owners opportunities to participate in the open energy market in new and exciting ways,” explains Mark Morosky, Trimark’s President and CEO. “With Trimark’s DEC, resource owners can more readily bid a battery storage or a combined PV+storage facility’s output into the market where it can function as a baseload plant, peaker plant, provide ancillary services, or perform AGC.”
Trimark Associates, Inc. (Trimark) delivers industry-leading solutions to allow real-time operational control, enable informed management of power production operations, and ensure regulatory compliance. Trimark’s turnkey products, engineering, and customer support services control, measure, and manage all aspects of power production that utility-scale power producers require to maintain peak business performance.
The Modular Energy System Architecture (MESA) Standards Alliance is an industry association of electric utilities and technology suppliers. MESA’s mission is to accelerate the proliferation of distributed energy resources and utility-scale energy storage systems through the development of open and non-proprietary communication specifications. Trimark is a Partner in defining, testing and implementing the MESA standards for energy systems.
MESA-DER is recognized as IEC 671850-7-420. The MESA-DER standard defines mapping between SCADA protocol IEEE 1815 (DNP3) to the IEC 61850-7-420 DER information model, thus creating an interoperable profile of DER functions, monitored information, and control commands.