Using the scheduling-function, users are able to utilize their facilities in many different ways. This page contains examples of a few use-cases.


The configurations are only examples and can be tailoured to better suit the needs of any facility.




Charge a battery during the night and discharge during the day at peak hours


By charging during the night electricity can be bought when it is cheap and then be sold or used during the day when it is more expensive.


To start off, we need to set our default schedule (which will be active when our charge and discharge events are not) to not charge or discharge our battery using the Default operation settings. In this example, we want to always run both PV and ACE, so we keep those active in both our default schedule as well in our schedule events. The SoC-limits are set to match the battery that is being used.



Then we create a schedule event to charge our battery between 11 PM and 5 AM during the night, when the price of electricity generally is much lower. The schedule is set to run on all week-days and to charge with a constant power of 4000W.



Lastly, we need to create a schedule event to discharge our battery during the peak hours, when the price of electricity usually is the highest, in this case between 3 PM and 7 PM. The schedule event is set to run on all week-days with a constant power of 4000W. 


The parameters can be tweaked to better suit a facility with a different topology.




Charge a battery during the night and cut power peaks during the day


By charging during the night electricity can be bought when it is cheap and then be used to cut power peaks during the day.


We start off by setting our default schedule (which will be active when our nightly charge-event is not) to limit our import to 900W. This will cause the facility to utilize our battery to cut power peaks above this value as well as to tell our OCPP connected EV-charger (if we have one present and activated) to not allow charge with a power that causes our import to go above this value. In this case we have a Nilar HomeBox-battery present at the facility, therefore the battery power and state of charge values are set as they are.



We then create a new schedule event that we set to run between 11 PM and 5 AM during all week-days. We use the Default operation settings with a constant charge of 2000W and set the import limit to 9000W, this is only in case we have a OCPP connected chargebox present, which will allow it to charge up to an import of 9000W.


The parameters can be tweaked to better suit a facility with a different topology.




Charge an EV during the night when the price of electricity is lower


Detta förutsätter att anläggningen har en elbilsladdare som är kopplad till EnergyHub via OCPP.

In order to utilize this function it requires the facility to have a chargebox connected to the EnergyHub via the OCPP standard.


We start off by creating a default schedule (which will be active during the day) where we set an import limit of 0W. This will cause the chargebox to not charge if it will cause any sort of import, however, if the facility has PV present, the chargebox will then utilize exported power to charge the EV. If we dont want to charge our EV unless we export a specific amount, we can set the import limit to e.g. -10000W, then we will only charge with the exess over 10000W if we export over 10000W. In this example we have PV and ACE running at our facility at all times.



After we have done that, we can create a new schedule event that is active between 11 PM and 5 AM on all weekdays. In this event we set the import limit to 10000W, which will allow the chargebox to charge and regulate its power as long as the import stays below 10000W.

The parameters can be tweaked to better suit a facility with a different topology.