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Trimark Announces Integration of ISO-New England Solar Plant Future Availability Capabilities

16 Nov 2021

Trimark Associates, Inc., the industry leader in enabling informed renewables plant management, real-time operational control and complete regulatory compliance, has announced the integration of the ISO-New England (ISO-NE) Solar Plant Future Availability (SPFA) functionality into Trimark’s SCADA platform. 

“Trimark is a trusted partner in integrating utility scale renewable energy plants across the US and offers many regulatory compliance features”, states Bora Akyol, Trimark Chief Technology Officer.

This addition combines real-time data with other sources to provide the ISO mandated hourly and daily forecasts of solar power generation. The integration leverages Trimark’s cloud-based Vantage system to collect site data, combine it with operational real-time information, and then automatically process and submit the forecasts to the ISO’s RPLAN web service. For example, collecting customer (AES) specified real-time point values and combining them with derate power information that AES operational staff entered via a Vantage user interface. This data is processed on Trimark’s hosted Microsoft Azure cloud platform and sent to the ISO-NE.  ISO-NE requires short-term hourly forecasts (every hour for the next 48 hours) and daily longer-term daily forecasts (2 – 9 days out).

“We’re excited to offer the ISO-NE SPFA functionality to all of our clients”, states Dean Schoeder, Trimark Chief Marketing Officer.

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