Acumen EMS™ Installation Instructions: Section 2 - Socomec HES XL ESS w/ Acumen EMS
2.0 Acumen EMS™ kit of parts
Specific to the Socomec HES XL 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 XL 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.
The EMS PC should be connected via CAT5 from LAN1 to the DMZ port located on the Socomec Checkpoint. Each of these devices are located in the Low Voltage panel within the C-cab. (please refer to Acumen_Socomec HES XL Wiring Diagram & Schematic - EMS_3 for more detail).
2.2 Mounting External Metering
Socomec HES XL comes with the DIRIS Digiware metering pre-installed within the HES XL 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 XL Wiring Diagram & Schematic - EMS_4 for more detail).
2.3 Internet Connection
The HES XL is pre-wired internally and ready to accept a hardline internet connection. Hardline internet will land inside the Low Voltage panel section of the C-Cab, on the XD35 port in the top right of the panel. (please refer to Acumen_Socomec HES XL 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. 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.
2.4 Low Voltage Communication Wire Routing
Communication wiring required for the HES XL installation for metering and network connections must follow Socomec guidelines for cable entrance and routing to the Low Voltage section of the C-Cab. There are two options for cable entrance, one from the top of the unit and one through the bottom. Please review Section 4.4.4 of the SUSNSYS HES XL Manual for further detail.
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.