Welcome to DAME

DAME stands for “Development, Validation and Application of an agent based Modeling Approach for optimal Integration of Electromobility in Electricity Distribution Grids”. The share of electric vehicles (EV) on the Dutch roads will increase during in the next decades. Their “fuel” will be provided by the electricity distribution networks. The DAME project evaluates the EVs’ impact on these networks.

The currently installed network components may require a higher capacity, especially in case of uncontrolled charging of the vehicles. DAME investigates the smart integration of EVs and its resulting network investments in order to identify the potential of cost reduction or even preventing these investments. In this way, the electricity network operator shall be able to ensure a reliable, sustainable and affordable supply of electricity for the customers.

The DAME project is part of the Electromobility+ call and is funded by the ERA-NET Plus scheme of the 7th Framework Programme. One general goal of ERA-NET projects is to connect academic research and industry by the collaboration of transnational partners in (applied) research projects. In DAME the industrial part is taken by Enexis, one of the biggest distribution network operators for electricity and gas in the Netherlands with more than 2.6 Million customers. The academic partners are RWTH Aachen University and TU Eindhoven. The German RWTH Aachen University is specialized in the modeling of electric vehicles and electricity networks. TU Eindhoven is specialized in agent based modeling applied to power systems.