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Dynamic ESS on Beta VRM - part 4

Update: 22-2-2024:

With the new 3.20 release in between progress has been a bit slower than we'd wish, but I am happy to report that progress has been made on resolving the blocking issues. We are still testing with the fix for the first one and I hope to report a (beta) release of that one soon.

The second blocking issue has an update in the latest Venus beta release: 3.30~7. If you update to this release, the system should no longer offset discrepancies between the forecast and the actual consumption onto the grid. Meaning buying less power from the grid when the price is high.

If you want to use this, please update to the this release by setting the firmware update feed to "Beta release" and updating the GX device.

Welcome to the fourth update of Dynamic ESS (DESS) and (beta) VRM

It is about time for another update. Besides the previous post got so many comments that it got hard to keep track of it all. At the moment there are still two blocking issues, which prevent us from moving from BETA to release shortly.


Blocking issue #1: In a few test installs with Dynamic ESS, the main breaker, ie the one between the utility and the house, has tripped. For example when a EV was being charged at full power while at the same time Dynamic ESS was charging the battery. To prevent this, we’re implementing a new AC input current limit setting, for the connection point of the Energy Meter. Just like the traditional Victron PowerAssist and PowerControl features, the system will limit charging and/or use battery power to keep the AC currents within the configured limit. Both for import and for export.


This is not only for DESS, it is a generic ESS setting that can also be used for peak shaving. A very valuable and welcome new feature. More information on that will follow shortly in the v3.20 beta series.


Blocking issue #2: When prices are high, and solar or consumption forecasts don’t match reality, Dynamic ESS can still make for loads to be powered with that expensive utility power instead of being powered from the battery. We have a plan to fix that before release. Note that the related issue, charging with expensive utility power in case of forecast deviations has been solved a few weeks ago. - See the update above.


Then the other things that already got implemented during the last weeks:


  • Dynamically determine when to apply grid or battery restrictions, so when prices are high, DESS doesn’t charge from the grid, when prices are low, it doesn’t sell to the grid
  • Plot the fixed prices in the correct timezone in charts
  • Show the correct settings on the summary page
  • Correct yes/no on ’different prices in the weekend
  • Show 00:00 to 23:59 instead of 00:00 to 00:00
  • Take efficiency losses into account when simulating DESS and default ESS
  • Support entering negative (fixed) prices
  • Difficulty for users to change their formulas / settings due to the battery cycle cost fields
  • Show all DESS graphs to users without solar
  • Dynamic ESS on VRM taking Battery losses into account. The system looks at the dbus service com.victronenergy.settings, path Settings/DynamicEss/SystemEfficiency
  • When you use Dynamic ESS but don’t have solar in your installation, you will now still see the energy graphs

Meanwhile, we’ll keep on adding more improvements and fixes until the blocking issues have been resolved and tested. Note that it, in order to keep track of the latest additions, please run the latest candidate firmware release.

For those of you who missed the original posts, and wonder what this is all about. Dynamic ESS is an algorithm that aims to minimise the costs made on the grid and battery. Please check the three previous posts on the subject for further information.

You can get started with it on beta-VRM via Settings → Dynamic ESS.

There is a concept manual. All feedback can be provided below.

Note that Dynamic ESS applies mostly to countries in Europe that work with so-called “day ahead pricing”. For fixed priced contracts, the VRM version can also be used outside these countries.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with beta VRM, you can log in through this link with your normal credentials.

A webinar about this subject has been held on the 26th of September. The recording of the webinar can be found on our YouTube tech channel: https://youtu.be/YU9jXyfM-eI


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fjack avatar image fjack commented ·

Very nice that Victron is working on DESS.

Apart from the known errors, what bothers me most is that the battery discharge is stopped when the planned discharge is reached if consumption is higher than planned at high electricity prices.

It should be possible to optimise this significantly with a rule:

If more electricity has been consumed than planned, check whether there is still planned battery utilisation at lower exchange prices and then bring this forward.

I have this situation quite often with my WP. The heat pump starts earlier than planned and the electricity is expensive. When the planned consumption is reached, I draw from the grid. However, there are other hours with planned battery utilisation at lower exchange prices.

It makes much more sense to use the battery at 30 ct/kWh than at 25 ct/kWh.

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ojack avatar image ojack commented ·

Unfortunately, I completely lost track in the previous thread.

Are there plans to evaluate the losses differently for AC charging (Multi) and DC charging (MPPT)? And AC usage/AC feed in and DC usage/DC feed in?

In my experience, charging the battery via the Multis results in much greater losses than via the MPPTs. If my 3 Multi 3000 charge the battery with a maximum of 105A~5200W, then they take almost 6100W from the grid or from the AC PV. That's a 15% loss here alone. For PV this means that it could be good to use the AC-PV for the current loads and feed-in and the DC-PV to charge the battery.

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kudos50 avatar image kudos50 ojack commented ·

Earlier post in the 3rd topic that basically says the same thing: https://community.victronenergy.com/revisions/256028.html

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kudos50 avatar image kudos50 ojack commented ·

@Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) can you comment on this one pls ? In another post you elaborate a bit about 90% per transition for the calculations. Since DC PV only transitions once I guess the calculation must be a little different ? I cannot seem to achieve that result no matter the numbers I punch in the config.

Would also be good to know if DESS can actually charge DC PV but feed inverter PV to grid as I have only seen that behaviour during a low-soc condition as it's ESS default.

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kudos50 avatar image kudos50 ojack commented ·

I'm lost. I have read posts stating 90% for a one way transition (which is rather realistic) and also found posts stating it's 90% round trip meaning it probably needs changing as that is not realistic at all.

On top of that, I left it at the default of 90% and behaviour of DESS clearly shows it's not using a single conversion 90%. Buy and sell delta's have not been very big recently in the Netherlands but DESS only seems to start with an 8 to 9 cent delta. With battery cost set to 4 cents it has another 4 to 5 cents to clear which matches a 2 x 90% theory.

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grua avatar image grua kudos50 commented ·

Here you find some efficency curves for MultiPlus II (but not for MPPT):

https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/56351/multiplus-485000-efficiency-curve.html

For my Multiplus II 48/5000 and my typical loads I calculate with 89% for charching and 93% for discharching, i.e. 83% over all, see PDF in appendix.

Wirkungsgrad Speicher Laden-Entladen an Victron Multiplus II 48-5000.pdf

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kudos50 avatar image kudos50 grua commented ·

I think I have about the same numbers during tests I ran last summer. But the question is not so much related to the exact numbers as that varies depending on imposed limitations (I use the MPii-3000 in 3 phase and need to set 60A and 6000W to reach 83% round trip).

There a 2 questions about the 90% efficiency default for DESS buy/sell calculations.

Is it 90% round trip or 90% from AC to DC and another 90% from DC back to AC. The latest post from Dirk-Jan says 90% round-trip but that does not add up with the observed behaviour.

The other question concerns efficiency losses for MPPT. It does not make any sense to include efficiency losses for MPPT in the DESS calculations. Only battery costs. Unless you have DC loads to consider, all energy will eventually be inverted thereby defeating the purpose of including it. It's inverted either when the sun shines or a bit later when the battery unloads. Efficiency losses are the same either way.

In that sense, only 4 cents battery costs can make storing MPPT energy profitable far more often than buy/sell from grid or AC PV.

(it matches the design recommendations from Victron itself; if lots of AC loads during the day, try and mix AC PV and MPPT to cover day and night)

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kudos50 avatar image kudos50 kudos50 commented ·

@Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) If you have time, can you please comment on this thread ? Both on the 90% round trip or 90% each conversion question and on the question concerning efficiency calculations for DC PV.

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sarowe avatar image sarowe commented ·

Ich hoffe, es reicht, wenn ich hier auf Deutsch schreibe.

Ich habe das DESS seit 7 Wochen laufen und bin begeistert. Mit einer Einschränkung, das Berücksichtigung von großen Lasten Für mich und viele andere ist es der zentrale Kritikpunkt.

Sie schreiben oft, dass sie an den Prognosenfeatures arbeiten, aber solange sie diese großen Lasten nicht auf irgendeine Weise einbinden bleibt das Problem. Für mich gibt es 2 Ansätze.

-Im DESS gibt es eine Schaltmöglichkeit für große Lasten, um darüber einen kausalen Zusammenhang für große Lasten zu erkennen.

-Da wir alle mehr oder weniger unseren Verbrauch dem Preis oder höherer PV-Produktion anpassen, sollte der Algorithmus das erkennen. Zum Beispiel, wenn ein sehr geringer Bezugspreis ist, geht der Verbrauch hoch, weil Lasten dazu geschaltet werden. Wenn der Algorythmus diesen Zusammenhang erkennt, wäre meiner Meinung nach schon viel erreicht.

Ansonsten großen Lob und vielen Dank für Ihre Arbeit

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dirks-1 avatar image dirks-1 commented ·

Im on DESS with NodeRed. NR should be the main way because VRM need's internet and cloud based should not be the main way to handle such ciritical things.

Anyway, i'm testing DESS a couple of month now but it is still not usable. Also with v3.21 it is starting to feed the grid out of the battery just because of wrong target SOC decisions.

From tomorrow on i'm in a dynamic tariff with Tibber. But i have to switch DESS of. It is starting to feed the grid with 15 kW out of the battery because the target soc is a couple of one digit % below the real soc. Then it is starting to load the battery again. After reaching 0,1 % more than the target soc it is starting again to feed the grid with more than 10kW out of the battery and so on. The average PV production is ~6 kW at the moment.

It is switching on off all the time like this. It seems there is no hysteresis and the german law to never feed in out of the battery is not matched.

The setting is Germany but it want to feed in.

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dirk-s avatar image dirk-s commented ·

Question related to topic

  • Dynamic ESS on VRM taking Battery losses into account. The system looks at the dbus service com.victronenergy.settings, path Settings/DynamicEss/SystemEfficiency

What does it mean? Does DESS knows the efficiency of my installation? For example: my losses are around 18% for charging and discharging together. Currently I try to simulate this losses with the battery cost in DESS. I set battery costs of 0,04 Euro/kwh for an assumed average electricity price from grid of 0,25 Euro/kwh. Could I stop it?

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Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) avatar image Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ dirk-s commented ·

It works currently with the default value of 90% / 10% losses, which is arguably too high. As there currently is no easy user interface available for adjusting this value, you can use this gist in Node-RED to adjust the value: https://gist.github.com/dirkjanfaber/81d51dda52854a30aa1f1b2839e562fc

If you don't want the system to take efficiency into account, you can set that value to 100.

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ojack avatar image ojack commented ·

I reactivated DESS after some time.

I'm wondering why DESS plans to feed in first and only charge the battery at the end. If the clouds come earlier, a lot of PV has been sold for only 7ct and the battery can no longer be charged, which means that an unnecessary amount of electricity has to be purchased for more than 25ct.

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ojack avatar image ojack ojack commented ·

Now about 1 hour later the system plans no more loading the battery today. That's not acceptable for me. So I switch DESS off again.

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Even the systemefficiency I set to 80% could not justify this because the gap between buyprice and sellprice is that large.

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ojack avatar image ojack ojack commented ·

Again first feed in and later charging the battery. If the weather changes during the day I need to buy expensive grid power instead of using my cheap PV.

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martin-henning avatar image martin-henning commented ·

Updated to latest versions aswell, but I also experience solar being fed into the grid when battery is not full AND forecast of usage is super high, so next day PV cannot possible cover it. In a german installation the main objective is always to maximise self-consumption of PV, because anything grid-related is going to be more expensive. I tried to enforce that by setting the battery costs super low, but it does not help:

screenshot-2024-01-20-at-135818.png Target SOC is not being adjusted to higher value... because it thinks it will get it done by the end of the day? I think most Lithoum systems are confgured to to balancing only at the top end, so charging to 100% only at the very end of the day would shorten the balancing period to a minimum - might be advisable to prioritize that somehow. It seems the target SOC does not take PV power beyond the forecast into account? So it THINKS it cannot get over said SOC while actually more energy is being generated than forecasted which then actually overflows into the grid. This could probably be handled easily...

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Secondly: Since irregular EV charging (my wallbox [openWB] automaticaly feeds excess PV into the car) completely destroys the forcasts, i suggest implementing a forcast max limit that the user could set based on the historical average of the house consumption. E.g. i KNOW that my daily average of the house is 20,6kWh/day. So a forecast of well over 100 is defnitely so far off, that we could actually throw that away. Why not cap the forecast at some value, say 25 in my case. It would greatly improve accuracy after charging our car and not totally destroy all planning.... ?

Will keep testing throughout the week, cars are full now..

.martin

P.S.: ID 48e7da89ba45


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pim57 avatar image pim57 martin-henning commented ·

I support your idea of limiting the daily forecast because of EV charging destroying the forecast.

When EV metering is available, is this EV energy left out of the forecasting algorithm?

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Peter avatar image Peter pim57 commented ·

In GbbOptimizer you can tell program when you are going to charge EV and with what kWh.

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martin-henning avatar image martin-henning Peter commented ·

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  • Exclude extra loads (eg. EV car charging) from house load profile"

That's exactly what DESS is missing to make it work at all in many cases.

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danieltom avatar image danieltom martin-henning commented ·

If I can deliver the performance of the wallbox via MQTT, is there a way to deactivate something through Node-RED, so that it does not affect the forecast analysis?




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martin-henning avatar image martin-henning pim57 commented ·

I guess one could even have the EV wallbox metering as an input to the whole algorithm. That could make it pretty much perfect. But as of now I think system is totally not usable if you run any kind of EV which easily offsets the forecast 3-fold and thus destroy the whole DESS idea in every sense. Question would be, how to define a universal input interface to supply EV metering data. MQTT usually works well over many platforms? And/or read in a separate smart meter for the wallbox if none is built into the box or the data is not available.

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sarowe avatar image sarowe martin-henning commented ·

Ich hatte heute einen extremen Stromverbrauch. Wegen Familienbesuchs hatte ich heute 2 e Autos zum Laden auf dem Hof und einige andere zusätzliche Verbraucher. Zwischen 8- 16 Uhr war mein Verbrauch ungefähr 3 fach so hoch wie normal an einem Sonntag. Ja es hat meine Verbrauchsprognose für einige Stunden völlig zerstört. Allerdings hat es sich jetzt 22 Uhr halbwegs wieder eingependelt.

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martin-henning avatar image martin-henning martin-henning commented ·

Ok after updating to v3.14-2 and no EVs connected I gave it another shot. First I set that i CAN sell energy back to the grid, meaning i can sell my PV for 8.6cent/kWh. Battery cost was configured to be 3cent/cycle. The result:

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Yet again pushing my precious PV power into the the grid for no reason? I deactivated the setting that i can sell, then it finally charges my battery with excess PV. Did I misunderstand the price calculation?

For now will let it run without "selling" to see what it will do over time...


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Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) avatar image Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ martin-henning commented ·

The main cause for this is the fact that blocking issue #2 is still there.

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martin-henning avatar image martin-henning Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ commented ·

Hi Dirk-Jan, i wasn't sure as this was during the day when the daily sum of the forecast had not yet been reached - or would the above issue relate to hourly differences aswell?

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Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) avatar image Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ martin-henning commented ·

The issue relates to hourly differences as well. It will essentially put the system into self-consumption mode for the hours where that makes most sense.

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martin-henning avatar image martin-henning Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ commented ·

Ok, even with the grid sales features turned off, it still feeds PV into the grid instead of the battery.... THAT is strange to me.

I deactivated DESS for now. can't afford to waste PV these days :D

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EDIT: I probably not only need to turn off the grid sales but additonally make the battery costs 0, right?

EDIT2: Even with battery cost 0 it feeds excess PV into the grid, hourly forecasts have NOT been met, so I consider this behaviour unexpected :)

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daniel-feist avatar image daniel-feist commented ·

This progress sounds really positve! I havn't used DESS for months given the issues with it not ajusting (within the hour slots) to real consumption/PV which I, amoung others, raised as a significant issue. Looks like now is a good time to take it for another spin though..

Just one thing, I havn't seen mentioned recently, is that for me to be able to use this in ernet (as with everyone else in the U.K) we really need support for 30min slots.

Thanks!

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Peter avatar image Peter daniel-feist commented ·

GbbOptimizer supports 30 min time slots

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daniel-feist avatar image daniel-feist Peter commented ·

I did look at GbbOptimizer a few months ago but the UX was really quite complex, and I didn't get as far as configuring everything. Might have another look,

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Peter avatar image Peter daniel-feist commented ·

Contact with support on Discord, they help you.

The UI is complicated because the program has so many possibilities.

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daniel-feist avatar image daniel-feist daniel-feist commented ·

Unfortunately it's being turned off again :-(

Had all night to charge the battery at just 7.5p, but it decided to only charge to 63%. This didn't seem right but I thought I'd trust it (maybe based on pv/consumption forcast that was all I needed to to get through the 35p day rate), so I left it enabled. Still not behaving as I'd expect though:

Couple of things I noticed:

1) Last night the consumption forcast seemed too high, and DESS thougt my battery needed charging to 100% and would only last until 6pm, but then at some point during the night it changed it's mind; consumption forcast is now seems really quite low and it only charged battery to 63%

2) I just cooked lunch (3kW oven coming on/off every few mins for 30min) and it's importing from the grid at 35p, trying to maintain a specific SoC.

I know just using plain ESS isn't as efficient as it could be because:
- I'm charging battery to 100% every-night even if not needed.
- It puts PV into battery when export rate is high (15p) and there is already enough in the battery to last until nighttime cheap-rate (7.5p). (this will be more of an issue as we move into spring summer).


But, currently my assumption is that, while DESS continues to import at 35p during the day it is best for me to stick with ESS.

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Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) avatar image Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ daniel-feist commented ·
The main cause for you bad experience is the fact that blocking issue #2 is still there.
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Andi avatar image Andi commented ·

VRM ID :c0619ab313dc
Ab wann läd das DESS aus dem öffentlichen Netz? Ich habe das DESS jetzt fast 24 Stunden laufen und bis jetzt hat er nicht aus dem Netz geladen. Der Akku war vorhin bei 48% und die Kosten waren 21cent/kwh. Ich habe dann mal bei 20cent manuell dazugeladen. Morgen ist der Strom wieder teurer.

Hello, I am wondering from when DESS starts to charge my battery. I use an hourly electricity tariff. And it would make sense if, for example, it charges during the cheapest 4 hours of the day.

My battery is currently at 48%. At the moment, electricity costs 21 cents, and the battery should be charged at this price.
Gruß Andi

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What I see on your site is that you have it set to use the Node-RED implementation, with a buy price set to "(p*1.19)+17.62", which adds more than 17 euro's to each kWh.
So I guess you need to adjust your formula.

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Andi avatar image Andi Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ commented ·

Hi!I have changed the purchase price to 0.1762 cents. I've been running the system for two days now without manually charging the battery. Unfortunately, the weather is so bad at the moment that no sun is charging the battery. The battery is now at 46% and the dynamic electricity prices were so low in between that the battery can be charged from the grid, right?

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sarowe avatar image sarowe Andi commented ·

Sind die Preise wirklich so niedrig? Mein System lädt auch nicht. Aber wenn ich nachrechne und bedenke das ich ca 15% Verluste beim Akku habe und dann noch 2-4 cent Akkukosten habe, ist es dann wirklich günstiger aus dem Netz zu laden?

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sarowe avatar image sarowe sarowe commented ·

Mein System produziert momentan in den Mittagsstunden einen gewissen Überschuss, den es dann in der Zeit mit dem höchsten Preis nutzt. Für die restliche Zeit ist die Preisdifferenz nicht groß genug um den Akku zu laden. Bei mir alles gut

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Andi avatar image Andi sarowe commented ·

Ich habe jetzt nochmal die Preisformel angepasst.
Vielleicht versteh ich diese ganze ess sache falsch? Aber Müsste da nicht mal geladen werden, wenn der Netzstrom günstig ist, und der Akku leer wird?

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sarowe avatar image sarowe Andi commented ·

Wenn du bei 23 Cent Einkaufspreis die Verluste fürs Laden und Entladen berechnest bist du bei ca 27 Cent. Angenommen du hast die Akkukosten dann bei 3 Cent kommen da schon 30 cent raus. Nach meinem Verständnis kauft das System dann nur Strom für Zeiten in denen der Strom teurer als 30 cent ist und kein pv Strom zu erwarten ist. Und aus meiner Sicht ist das auch genau richtig

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Andi avatar image Andi sarowe commented ·

Moin!
Wir hatten die Tage, wo so viel Wind war, Zeiten, da hat der Strom 15 cent gekostet. Da wurde auch nicht geladen. Bei 15 cent kann doch mal geladen werden?
Es war ja auch weit und breit keine Sonne zu sehen.

Ich habe 0.05€/kWh Akkukosten. Wie berechnet man das?

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sarowe avatar image sarowe Andi commented ·

Dann liegt da das Problem. Deine Akku kosten sind sehr hoch. Du hast ja eine gewisse Abnutzung des Akkus. Die Zyklen sind ja begrenzt. Ich schwanke irgendwo zwischen 2-3 cent

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Andi avatar image Andi sarowe commented ·

Ah ok, ich danke dir für den Hinweis!

Ich habe jetzt nochmal nachgerechnet.

4091,80€ / 6000zyklen * 28,8kWh = 0,0237 €.

Wie komm ich denn auf 0,05...

Mal gespannt ob sich jetzt was ändert.

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grua avatar image grua Andi commented ·

Ich bin ja nach wie vor unschlüssig, ob die Angabe von Batteriekosten überhaupt Sinn macht. Der Speicher ist ja im Falle eines Eigenheims bereits zur Gänze bezahlt, es fallen dann keine weiteren Kosten dafür an. Dass jemand für einen Speicher Kredit aufnimmt schließe ich jetzt einfach mal aus.

Der worst case wäre, denn Speicher zu kaufen und ins Regal zu legen, niemals zu nutzen.

Der best case wäre ihn so viel wie möglich zu nutzen und 6000 Zyklen zu erreichen.

Die Realität liegt irgendwo dazwischen.

Um die 6000 theoretisch möglichen Zyklen auch tatsächlich zu erreichen müsste man bei ca. 250 Vollladungen im Jahr (was eh hoch gegriffen ist) den Speicher 24 Jahre lang nutzen. Nach 10 oder spätestens 15 Jahren ist der aber gealtert. Real sind also eher 2000 oder 3000 Zyklen.

Mit 2 bis 3k Zyklen kommen aber derart hohe Batteriekosten raus, die keinen Sinn machen im DESS.

Daher warum nicht 0 als Batteriekosten eingeben und das so betrachten, dass man den Speicher ohnehin schon bezahlt hat und ihn daher so viel als möglich nutzen möchte um ihn nicht zu wenig genutzt "altern" zu lassen?

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Andi avatar image Andi grua commented ·

Hört sich logisch an.
Und was hast du an der Stelle eingetragen?
Bist du auch bei Tibber/Awatar und klappt das bei dir mit dem nachladen bei günstigen Preisen?

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andrii-podanenko avatar image andrii-podanenko commented ·

Using DESS more than a month now.

I can't see any difference at all.

My setup

Pylontech US5000C

MultiPlus II 3000 48

Cerbo GX

DESS 70% SOC, ESS no battery life

https://betavrm.victronenergy.com/installation/380883/share/813a14fb

I have 2 price levels in Ukraine

Night - 50% lower than a day. (Night tariff 23-7, day 7-23)

No ability to sell

No solar.

AC in comes from independent main system on Multi RS 6000 Dual Tracker with own cerbo and solar.


Expectation - DESS to charge battery at night when SOC could go less than a threshold. Would be great to come to night->day moment with 100% SOC, but this is not happening.

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Additional variable I have - when there is an excessive solar power on Multi RS system I'm changing MultiPlus II ESS to "keep batteries charged" and switching back to "ESS without battery life" when lack of solar. Happens after the noon . You can see it on the graph above - short charge in the morning when sun is on a horizon, and full charge afternoon when excessive solar in a previous system. This is organized via Node-RED by myself.


On graphs I can't see "saved funds" at all. Would be great to have DESS graphs weekly, monthly in order to see if there is anything at all there.

Or let me know how I can see work of DESS algorithm in order to notify myself with "woohoo" Push notification and understand the process.


Thank you.

Ping: @Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy)

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Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) avatar image Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ andrii-podanenko commented ·
This is a bit if a non-typical system, which might be better of running plain ESS and scheduled charging.
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andrii-podanenko avatar image andrii-podanenko Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy) ♦ commented ·

I'm about to install MPPT 150\70-MC4 VE.Can on this system and still hoping to see it to charge at night when the price is lower and SOC is on treshold.
Thank you for your reply @Dirk-Jan Faber (Victron Energy)

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Peter avatar image Peter andrii-podanenko commented ·

Try GbbOptimizer. It supports such systems.

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