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Maximize the Value of Your Storage Assets

Energy Toolbase’s Acumen EMS™ (energy management system) controls software utilizes AI and machine learning to forecast and optimally discharge energy storage systems operating in the field. Best-in-class technology coupled with industry leading domain expertise.

Acumen EMS™

a·cu·men (noun)
the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.

Optimize Multiple Value Streams

Acumen EMS™ combines behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter strategies to generate the highest revenues from your asset, including: Peak-demand shaving, Time-of-Use arbitrage, PV self-consumption, demand response, ancillary services, and wholesale market participation.

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Leverage Our Domain Expertise

Five years of experience training our machine learning models and operating assets in the field. Our team brings together complimentary skillsets in data science, software engineering, and solar + storage system operation. Deep understanding of regional market specific programs.

Hardware Agnostic

Fully integrated with several leading battery and energy storage system vendors. Capable of integrating with any commercially available energy storage system, hardware platform, and system size.

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Constantly Improving

We are continually researching regional market specific programs and applications to re-optimize the maximum value capture. Acumen EMS™ ingests real-time data to regenerate a new 24-hour dispatch forecast every 15-minutes. Our field data reveals increased value capture over time.

Bankability and Longevity

Backed by Pason Systems, a global, financially sound, publicly traded company with a 40-year track record of supporting critical energy infrastructure and remote data collection. Best-in-class field performance track record and service desk, which we are now leveraging into the renewables space.

Pason Systems

Technical Specifications

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CE & FCC Class A
Supports UL 1741 SA
UL Listed Device (Optional)
Sunspec IEEE 2030.5 (Pending)

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Connectivity and Communications

Ethernet, embedded LTE or WiFi
RS-485 or Ethernet/TCP Networks
Supports Modbus RTU, TCP, CAN bus,
Sunspec/Mesa Modbus API, and DNP3

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High Accuracy CT's (ANSI .06 or Better)
Data Capture from Solar PV, Storage, Site Main

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Operating Temperature: -25°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity: 10% to 95%

Case Study

Energy Toolbase’s Acumen EMS™ was integrated with an Eguana Technologies storage system to provide demand charge reductions for a customer that had previously installed a solar PV system and Level 2 EV charger.

Company Profile:

Engineering and Construction Company


St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

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Project Commissioning:

September 2018

Storage Value Stream(s)

Demand Charge Management


Solar reduced 25% of the site’s maximum demand. The addition of the Acumen EMS™-enabled storage system shaved an additional 24%.

Over the first year of operation, the combined system captured 71% of the maximum demand savings possible.

The percentage of monthly peak demand reduced from PV and ESS generally improved throughout the first year of operation, as the Acumen EMS™ machine learning model improved its site load and PV production forecasting ability.