Acumen EMS™ Installation Instructions: Section 2 - Socomec HES L ESS w/ Acumen EMS
2.0 Acumen EMS™ kit of parts
Specific to the Socomec HES L BESS this EMS will be integrated with, installers will receive the following parts directly from Energy Toolbase Software, Inc., some of which only apply to certain projects as defined by ETB operations.
Installers may need to supply shielded communications cabling, DIN Rail, and some mounting bolts or screws.
2.1 Verifying the EMS connection
The ETB site controller is installed within the Socomec HES L C-Cab by a Socomec technician during commissioning, or prior to shipping in the Socomec factory. EMS network connections to Socomec's infrastructure will be validated during manufacturer commissioning, but proper wiring can also be validated by the installer.
Socomec has provided a "Checkpoint" inside the Automation box that has ten RJ-45 ports labeled 1-8, DMZ and WAN. The ETB Karbon PC, installed in the same section of the HES L C-cab, has three RJ-45 ports, labeled LAN 1, LAN 2, and LAN 3. The preinstalled CAT5 should go from LAN 1 on the Karbon PC, to the DMZ port on the "Checkpoint". If it is found the ethernet lands on LAN 2 of the Karbon PC and port 8 of the "Checkpoint", or any other combination, installer must make adjustments. (please refer to Acumen_Socomec HES L Wiring Diagram & Schematic - EMS_3 for more detail).
2.2 Mounting External Metering
Socomec HES L comes with the DIRIS Digiware metering pre-installed within the HES L C-cab to measure the output of the ESS. Acumen EMS also requires measurements of the PV (if applicable) and Main Utility entrance. To measure these points, additional Digiware metering components must be installed, which will be supplied by ETB and will be specific to the project.
It is the responsibility of the installer to provide an enclosure to mount these additional components inside of. Each component comes with DIN Rail brackets, DIN Rail itself must be provided by the installer. Any power supplies needed must be provided by the installer. Each meter component provided will connect via ethernet or RS-485 (please refer to Acumen_Socomec HES L Wiring Diagram & Schematic - EMS_4 for more detail).
2.3 Auxiliary Power Supply
Socomec HES L requires a 208V feed to the BESS to power the Auxiliary loads for the PCS and Battery cabinet operation. Installer is responsible for providing a transformer if 208V is not available onsite. Please reference Section 8.4 of the SUNSYS HES L US Installation & Operation Manual for further details.
2.4 Internet Connection
The HES L is pre-wired internally and ready to accept a hardline internet connection via the Automation Box with the C-cab. Hardline internet will land on the "Ext. Control - Eth. 1" port on the front panel of the Automation box (please refer to Acumen_Socomec HES L Wiring Diagram & Schematic - EMS_3 for more detail).
It is the responsibility of the customer to provide a reliable high speed internet connection. If the installer intends to connect the ESS to the internet via the local network onsite, the installer must coordinate with the site networking admin to ensure proper ports are open through the firewall (if applicable. See "Acumen EMS Installation Instructions: Section 4 - Socomec Site Internet Configuration" for more details on the requirements of the local connection.
If no local internet connection is available, the installer or site owner must provide a cellular connection. Please reach out to your ETB Account Manager for information and a quote for LTE service as needed.
1) Additional meters for circumstances like difficult cabling runs (+300ft.) can be supported by the EMS. Please consult Energy Toolbase Inc. for further instruction when installing
2) Acumen EMS Installation Instructions: Section 4 outlines local networking/firewall requirements for device communications.