Kapil Duwadi

Kapil Duwadi

Researcher III-Electrical Engineering


Kapil Duwadi is a research engineer within the Distribution Edge Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center with expertise in modeling distribution feeders, distributed energy resources impact study, rooftop photovoltaic (PV) hosting capacity analysis, automating rooftop PV interconnection, and full stack software development.

Research Interests

Distribution energy resource (DER) interconnection assessment automation

Dynamic and risk-based hosting capacity analysis for DERs in distribution systems

Distribution feeder modeling, validation, analysis, and conversion

Policies for smart inverter settings in distributions feeders

Benefit and cost analysis, along with upgrade solutions, for distribution networks

DER modeling, retail tariff, and load profile research

Resiliency and equity in power system networks


M.S., Electrical Engineering, South Dakota State University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Professional Experience

Researcher II, NREL (2019–Present)

Associations and Memberships

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Featured Work

Policy and Regulatory Environment for Utility-Scale Energy Storage: Nepal, NREL Technical Report (2021)

An Analysis Framework for Distribution Network DER Integration in India: Distributed Solar in Tamil Nadu, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Preparing Distribution Utilities for the Future-Evolving Customer Consumption in Renewable Rich Grids: A Novel Analytical Framework, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Preparing Distribution Utilities for the Future-Unlocking Demand-Side Management Potential: A Novel Analytical Framework, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Sustainability Metrics for Inverter-based Voltage Regulation Methods in PV-rich Low Voltage Grids, IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, (2019)

Techno-Economic and Sustainability Study of PV Inverter Controllers in Distribution Networks for Voltage Regulation, Thesis (2019)