Intelligent Energy Management for Manufacturers & Integrators of Stationary Battery Storage Systems

From simple storage to energy centre

  • Energy management system with the broadest range of functions on the market

  • Compatible with any storage size and cell chemistry

  • Modularly expandable from a stand-alone storage system to an open-technology product package by integrating additional energy and building technology

  • The software platform for energy management digitalises all interactions of customers, operators and end users with the energy system

  • ecocoach is a partner with technology and market expertise, from the cell to the commissioning of complex energy technology

One-stop market access for storage manufacturers
and integrators

The ecocoach energy management system raises battery storage systems of all types and sizes to the highest market level for energy and building technology. Manufacturers and system integrators of storage systems rely on the energy management system as it combines all of today's operating modes: Self-consumption optimisation, load management, peak load capping and genuine emergency power. The system also opens the door to marketing, such as trading on the balancing energy market. The ecocoach energy management software digitalises all interactions between installers, operators, and end users regarding the product and the connected components in the building. The platform is available as standard software or a customised white label version. It is made in Switzerland, from cycle control to the end user app.

Multi-use controls all use cases

The ecocoach energy management system divides the battery capacity into several areas.

Each capacity range is assigned to a specific operating mode and the associated loads. In this way, the system generates genuine multi-use energy management that harmonises surpluses, power limits, tariff specifications, and external control signals. The operating modes simultaneously control all prioritised loads:

  • Self-consumption optimisation supplies desired consumers
    with storage energy from local production surpluses

  • Peak load capping supplies desired consumers with storage energy when
    with storage energy when the building power limit is reached

  • Load management supplies prioritised charging stations with storage energy when the maximum
    of the maximum current per phase with storage energy

  • The emergency power or the 3-phase emergency power system operates defined consumers
    with locally produced and stored energy in the event of a grid failure

     

Cascading

Integration of several battery stacks with different SOC limits into an overall system that controls all operating modes across the board


Remote access

Cloud-based access for commissioning, system expansion or customisation and remote support


Parameter settings
and displays

Customised settings depending on the storage system and inverter type and depending on the application


State of Charge (SOC)
Upper an lower limit

Translation of gross to net battery capacity as a representation to customers from 0 % to 100 % SOC


Cycles / State of Health (SOH)

Analysis and display of parameters for monitoring cycle progression, battery status and system utilisation


Error handling

Read out and display alarm messages and error logging of all components and their endpoints and intervene manually or automatically


Charge conservation

Prevention of deep discharge through automated charging from the grid (e.g. in cold weather without photovoltaic surplus)


Derating

Power limitation of batteries without their derating where there is a risk of overheating and disconnection due to high loads


Grid operator interface
Emergency stop 

Optional interface for external access, e.g. for grid operators or the fire brigade to switch off the system


Reference e.battery systems AG

Energy management for second-life battery storage systems

e.battery systems develops and sells outdoor storage systems with 2nd-life battery modules from the automotive industry. These high-quality modules fulfil all requirements for long-term use in buildings, even when used. Our partner makes an important contribution to real sustainability in the storage market with its reconditioning and reuse.

Complete package for market access and project management

The Austrian manufacturer relies on ecocoach's energy management system for professional market integration, which handles communication with the battery inverter and controls all operating modes of the storage system. In addition, e.battery systems utilise the complete energy management platform for commissioning and maintaining the storage system without the need for complex in-house development. The mobile app supplied is also available to your customers and end customers.

Fulfilling market requirements open to all technologies

Modular integration into customers' energy systems was particularly important to Austrian battery specialists when they decided to work with ecocoach. While many competitor storage systems are limited to their own functions, e.battery systems' ecocoach technology offers the integration of additional logic in the field of energy and building technology. ecocoach maps these comprehensive services of an energy management system via standardised software libraries, enabling e.battery systems to map complex market requirements with scalable solution modules.

Technical data energy management for battery storage manufacturers

Communication protocols
  • Modbus TCP
  • Modbus RTU
  • M-Bus
  • Analogue inputs and outputs
  • Digital inputs and outputs
  • CAN
Compatibility
  • Battery inverters in all standards
  • Battery modules independent of cell chemistry
  • Complete systems with their inverters
  • Complete systems with their controller for use with the ecocoach software

 

Functions
  • Specify/set maximum charging power
  • Define SOC/ gross and net capacity
  • Error messages
  • Remote reset and restart
  • Perform firmware updates of components remotely
  • Bring to a safe state in the event of an error
  • Integrate emergency stop
  • Integrate emergency stop
Operating modes
  • Self-consumption optimisation
  • Peak load management
  • Load management
  • Grid replacement/ emergency power
  • Multi-use/ SOC sharing (SOC sharing)

 

Cascading
  • Modularity for storage systems with different capacities and subsequent expansion
  • Cascading of several storage units to form one large storage unit

 

Modbus TCP interface
  • Optional read and/or control access for third-party systems, e.g. for control market connection
Control system
  • Industrial control / Beckhoff PLC and interface cards
  • Customer-based control systems, e.g. IOT gateway
Data analysis
  • SOC
  • SOH
  • Temperatures
  • Electrical parameters
  • Individual parameters, e.g. for monitoring warranty conditions

 

API interface
  • All communication and functions are also possible via the cloud
  • Interface for transferring monitoring data, e.g. for billing service providers

 

Technical application software
  • Commissioning tool
  • Remote maintenance tool
  • Alarming tool
Administrative user software
  • Authorisation tool
  • Monitoring tool
End customer software
  • Android /iOS app
  • Monitoring and control of entire systems and individual components
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