Jin Tan is a principal engineer and a distinguished member of the research staff in the Transmission and Distribution Interaction Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at NREL. She leads development of the Multi-Timescale Integrated Dynamic and Scheduling (MIDAS) framework to address the challenges of planning and operating extremely high renewable penetrated grid. She is also developing advanced electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation capability for power grids with large numbers of distributed energy resources to study the stability of 100% renewables. 

Research Interests

Power system stability and control with large-scale renewable integration

Multi-timescale dynamic modeling of various renewable generation

Ancillary control of renewable integration

Energy storage for grid applications


B.E., Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee (2014–2015)

Associations and Memberships

Editor, International Transactions on Electrical Energy System

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, Power and Energy Society (PES)

Member, IEEE Women in Engineering

Featured Work

Awards and Honors

NREL’s President Awards (2018, 2020)

NREL Outstanding Mentor Awards (2020, 2021)

NREL’s Best Paper Awards (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)