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Renewable Power tops 50% in California for first time.
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A Record-Breaking Day for Renewables


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CAISO set a record on March 23 when 56% of its demand for electricity was served by renewable resources.


The challenge in 2017 is an overabundance of hydroelectric generation. That means renewable generation may need to be curtailed to avoid over generation.


Whether you want to move curtailed power to storage or maximize generation, Trimark provides advanced PV plant control system to make critical store or sell decisions as well as provide ancillary services.

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Trimark Adds Tor Garman as PM Lead

Trimark has hired Victor (Tor) Garman, PMP, CEM as Senior Manager of Project Management.

Mr. Garman has more than 20 years of project management experience including 12 years in the energy sector. This includes projects for both NV Energy and Sempra Energy. Learn More>


Coming Soon To a Conference Near You

Trimark is attending the following upcoming conferences:

- SEIA Solar Power Southeast: May 11 & 12, Atlanta, GA

- Midwest Solar Expo: May 22-24, Minneapolis, MN

- Solar Power International: Sept 10 - 13, Las Vegas, NV

April 2017

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Trimark Replaces 29 RIGs Serving 5GW of Electrical Generation

Recent changes in CAISO’s SSL certificate program require updates to aging Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) systems.


As a result, 29 electric power resources, with 4,897 Megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, selected Trimark to upgrade their RIGs to accommodate the new security certificates. Learn More >


Helicopter to Hell? We'll Be There!

Trimark's meter experts went to hell and back to support one generation resource's need for current, settlement quality meter data.


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After an unprecedented spate of winter storms that causes wide spread damage, California’s infrastructure is still being restored. At Hell Hole Reservoir, deep in the Tahoe National Forest, communications to the revenue meter at the hydroelectric plant remain out. So is the road.


So, to reach the facility, Placer County Water Authority gave Trimark metermen Ken Williams and Don Clifton a lift turning what would normally require 2-hours of driving into a 15 minute flight across deep canyons and sharp ridges that form the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On site, they retrieved metering files and surveyed conditions for a future meter replacement.


They also confirmed that snowballs actually DO have a chance in Hell Hole, California.


Wherever you need us, We’ll be There!


Learn more about Trimark's Meter Services.



What is SCADA?

Want to better understand how SCADA systems can be used to improve PV plant performance and increase revenue?


Trimark can help. Ask us about a customized Lunch and Learn for you and your team. We’ll even bring lunch.


We'll start with an overview of common SCADA terms then dig into the details of advanced PV plant control and voltage regulation. At the end of the session you and your team will have gained the knowledge you need to specify better systems and manage your projects more effectively.


Info: BHagg@TrimarkAssoc.com

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