The Energy Lab 2.0 to be established at KIT will be an intelligent platform to study the interaction of components of future energy systems. Within the framework of this project, IAI is responsible for the conception and establishment of the “Smart Energy System Simulation and Control Center (SEnSSiCC)“ and, hence, will study scientific aspects of future energy systems. SEnSSiCC pools IT-related work and research of the Energy Lab 2.0. SEnSSiCC consists of three key components, the Smart Energy System Control Laboratory (Smart Grid Lab), the Energy Grids Simulation and Analysis Laboratory, and the Control, Monitoring, and Visualization Center (CMVC). The Smart Grid Lab is a test field with all relevant system components on a smaller scale and a highly flexible structure that can be adapted to various investigation scenarios. It will serve as a link between theory and large-scale practice. The Energy Grids Simulation and Analysis Laboratory is to develop software components for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of power grids and to use and validate them under Energy Lab 2.0. The CMVC (see Figure) will integrate all parts of the Energy Lab 2.0 in a research infrastructure for modeling, monitoring, visualization, and co-simulation of smart grid configurations.