Fei Ding

Fei Ding

Group Research Manager II-Electrical Engineering


Fei Ding is a distinguished member of research staff and senior research engineer at NREL. Her research interests include renewable energy grid integration, distributed energy resources aggregation and controls, and grid resilience and security. She is leading multiple projects at NREL on developing advanced models and controls for managing grid-edge resources to enhance grid flexibility, reliability and resilience, and developing new advanced distribution management system and distributed energy resource management system applications to modernize emerging distribution grids. She is a recipient of the Chairman's Award and President's Award at NREL. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Research Interests

Distribution grid modeling, operation, and controls

Grid-edge distributed energy resource management and optimization for improving grid reliability, resilience, and cybersecurity

Photovoltaic hosting capacity analysis and optimization-based capacity improvement


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Featured Work

Collaborative Dynamic Distribution System Restoration Planning and Real-time Dispatch Considering Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2021)

Hierarchical Distribution System Adaptive Restoration With Diverse Distributed Energy Resources, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2021)

Coordinated Inverter Control To Increase Dynamic PV Hosting Capacity: A Real-time Optimal Power Flow Approach, IEEE Systems Journal (2021)

On Vulnerability and Resilience of Cyber-physical Power Systems: A Bird's Eye View, IEEE Systems Journal (2021)

Q-learning Based Impact Assessment of Propagating Extreme Weather on Distribution Grids, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (2020)

An Analysis of Post Attack Impacts and Effects of Learning Parameters on Vulnerability Assessment of Power Grid, IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (2020)

Optimal Energy Dispatch of Distributed Photovoltaics for the Next Generation of Distribution Management System, IEEE Open Access of Power and Energy (2020)

Awards and Honors

NREL Distinguished Member of Research Staff (2021)

NREL President's Award (2020)

NREL Chairman's Award (2018)