Energy Lab 2.0

Helmholtz Program (PoF IV): Energy System Design (ESD)

The intelligent platform Energy Lab 2.0 is being developed at KIT to analyze the interaction of the components of future energy systems. As part of the overall project, IAI is responsible for the conception and construction of the "Smart Energy System Simulation and Control Center (SEnSSiCC)" as well as solving scientific issues relating to the integration of future energy systems. The IT-technical work and research aspects of the Energy Lab 2.0 are bundled in SEnSSiCC.

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.