Imperial College London

Dr Salvador Acha

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3379salvador.acha Website

 
 
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Location

 

c410Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Books

  • Acha, S. (2013) Modelling Distributed Energy Resources in Energy Service Networks. IET Press, Renewable Energy 16. London, UK.
  • Kierstead, J., Shah, N. Editors (2013) Urban Energy Systems: An Integrated Approach. Routledge Press. London, UK. (Co-author of a Book Chapter)

Journals

  • Solomos, G, Acha, S., Shah, N., and Markides, C. (2017), A generic tool for quantifying the energy requirements of glasshouse food production. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.278
  • Acha, S., Mariaud, A., Shah, N. and Markides, C. (2017), Optimal design and operation of distributed low-carbon energy technologies in commercial buildings. Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.10.066
  • Solomos, G, Acha, S., Shah, N., and Markides, C. (2017), Assessing, Benchmarking and Analyzing Heating and Cooling Requirements for Glasshouse Food Production: A Design and Operation Modelling Framework. Energy Procedia. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.250
  • Delangle, A., Lambert, R., N., Shah, N., Acha, S., and Markides, C. (2017), Modelling and optimising the marginal expansion of an existing district heating network. Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.08.066
  • Mariaud, A., Acha, S., Ekins-Daukes, N., Shah, N. and Markides, C. (2017), Integrated optimisation of photovoltaic and battery storage systems for UK commercial buildings. Applied Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.04.067
  • Cedillos, D., Acha, S., Shah, N., and Markides, C. (2016), A Technology Selection and Operation (TSO) optimisation model for distributed energy systems: Mathematical formulation and case study. Applied Energy. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.08.013
  • Bustos, G. Miao, G, van Dam, K.H., Acha, S. and Shah, N. (2016), Incorporating Life Cycle Assessment Indicators into Optimal Electric Vehicle Charging Strategies: An Integrated Modelling Approach. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 2016, Volume 38, Pages 241-246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63428-3.50045-X
  • Acha, S., Du, Y., and Shah, N. (2016), Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Supermarket Refrigeration Systems through a Robust Energy Performance Indicator. International Journal of Refrigeration. doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2015.12.003
  • Caritte, V., Acha, S., and Shah, N. (2015), Enhancing Corporate Environmental Performance Through Reporting and Roadmaps. Business Strategy and the Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.1818
  • Mavromatidis, G., Acha, S., Shah, N. (2013), Diagnostic Tools of Energy Performance for Supermarkets using Artificial Neural Network Algorithms, Energy and Buildings, Volume 62, July 2013, Pages 304-314. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.03.020

Conference Proceedings

  • Chatzopoulou, M.A., Acha, S., Oyewunmi, O., and Markides, C. (2017). Thermodynamic and economic evaluation of trigeneration systems in energy-intensive buildings. Presented at the 13th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT), Portoroz, Slovenia, July 17-19 2017.
  • Soler, A., Acha, S., Bustos, G. & Shah, N. (2017) Half-Hourly Regional Electricity Price Modelling for Commercial End Users in the UK. Presented at the 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Long Beach, USA, June 24 - 28 2017.
  • Efstratiadi, M., Acha, S., Shah, N. & Markides, C. (2017) Analysis of Closed Loop Water-Cooled Refrigeration Systems for the Food Retail Industry: A UK case study. Presented at the 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Long Beach, USA, June 24 - 28 2017.
  • Mariaud, A., Acha, S., Ekins-Daukes, N. & Shah, N. (2017) Integrated Optimisation of PV and Battery Storage Systems for UK Non-Domestic buildings. Presented at the 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Long Beach, USA, June 24 - 28 2017.
  • Cedillos, D., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2016) Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Biomethane CHP Units for Commercial Buildings. Presented at the 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference, St. Louis, USA, June 25 - 29 2016.
  • Dalpane, P., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2016) Operational and economic analysis of GSHP coupled with refrigeration systems in UK supermarkets. Presented at the 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference, St. Louis, USA, June 25 - 29 2016.
  • Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2016) Re-commissioning Energy Conservation Measures in Supermarkets: An UK Case Study. Presented at the 2016 CLIMA - 12th REHVA World Congress, Aalborg, Denmark, 22-25 May 2016.
  • Acha, S., Bustos-Turu, G. & Shah, N. Modelling Real-Time Pricing of Electricity for EnergyConservation Measures in the UK Commercial Sector. IEEE Energycon 2016, 4-8 April 2016 Leuven, Belgium.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., Van Dam, K., Acha, S. Markides, C. & Shah, N. Simulating residential electricity and heat demand in urban areas using an agent-based modelling approach. IEEE Energycon 2016, 4-8 April 2016 Leuven, Belgium.
  • Acha, S., Bustos-Turu, G. & Shah, N. (2015) Modelling the Business Case to Run on-Site Generators in UK Commercial Buildings through Real-Time Electricity Pricing, 2015 ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference, 30 September- 2 October, 2015, Atlanta, GA.
  • Andrianopoulos E., Acha S. & Shah N. (2015) Achieving net zero carbon performance in a commercial building by aligning technical and policy alternatives: An UK Case study. Proceedings of ECOS 2015 – Presented at the 28th International Conference On Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation And Environmental Impact of Energy Systems; Pau, France, June 30 – July 3 2015.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., Acha, S., van Dam, K.H. & Shah, N. (2015) Assessing trade-offs in electric vehicle smart charging strategies through agent-based simulation and multi-objective optimisation. 17th British-French-German Conference on Optimization, 15-17 June, 2015 London, UK.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., Van Dam, K., Acha, S. & Shah, N. Integrated planning of distribution networks: interactions between land use, transport and electric vehicle charging demand.  23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, 15-18 June 2015 Lyon, France.
  • Loh, C., Acha, S., Noye, S. & Shah, N. (2015) Retail Building Thermal Efficiency Improvement Through an Enhanced Re-Commissioning Framework. Presented at the 2015 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Atlanta, USA, June 27 - July 1 2015.
  • Bos, J., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2015) Cost effective low carbon store analysis and replication. Presented at the 2015 CIBSE Technical symposium, London, UK, April 16 - April 17 2015.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2014) Estimating plug-in electric vehicle demand flexibility through an agent-based simulation model.  5th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European 2014 Conference, 12-15 October, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S., Shah, N. (2014) A systems approach to understanding the impact of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on grid services. Energy Systems Conference, 24-25 Jun 2014, London, UK.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2014) Integration of plug-in electric vehicles into urban energy systems: an agent-based modelling approach. Sino-German Symposium: Smart City Processes, 22-26 June 2014, Xiamen, China.
  • Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S., Shah, N. (2013) A review of agent-based modelling for transport electrification analysis. Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, Sept. 2013, Virginia, USA.
  • Acha, S., Mavromatidis, G., Caritte, V., Shah, N., (2013) Techno-economical Technology Assessment for Operational Zero Carbon Supermarkets.  In Proceedings of ECOS 2013. Guilin, China, July 16th - 19th 2013.
  • Acha, S., Mavromatidis, G., Caritte, V., Shah, N., (2013) Effective Low-cost Energy Saving Strategies in Supermarkets: An UK Case Study.  In Proceedings of ECOS 2013. Guilin, China, July 16th - 19th 2013.
  • Acha, S., van Dam, K.H., Shah, N. (2013) Spatial and Temporal Electric Vehicle Demand Forecasting in Central London. In Proceedings of CIRED 2013. Stockholm, Sweden, 10th -13th June 2013.
  • Acha, S., van Dam, K.H., Shah, N. (2012) Modelling Spatial and Temporal Agent Travel Patterns for Optimal Charging of Electric Vehicles in Low Carbon Networks. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA. 22nd -26th July 2012.
  • Acha, S., Shah, N., Ashford, J., Penfold, D. (2012) Optimal Lighting Control Strategies in Supermarkets for Energy Efficiency Applications via Digital Dimmable Technology.  In Proceedings of ECOS 2012. Frankfurt, Germany, June 26th - 29th 2012.
  • Acha, S., Mancarella, P., Shah, N., Strbac, G., Ashford, J., Penfold, D. (2011) Innovative Strategies to Increase Energy Efficiency and Economic Performance in Supermarkets.  In Proceedings of CIRED 2011. Frankfurt, Germany, June 6th - 9th 2011.
  • Acha, S., van Dam, K.H., Keirstead, J., Shah, N. (2011) Integrated Modelling of Agent-Based Electric Vehicles into Optimal Power Flow Studies.  In Proceedings of CIRED 2011. Frankfurt, Germany, June 6th - 9th 2011
  • Acha, S., Green, T. C., & Shah, N. (2011). Optimal Charging Strategies of Electric Vehicles in the UK Power Market. In Proceedings of IEEE PES ISGT 2011. Anaheim, CA, USA. 17th -19th January 2011.
  • Acha, S., Green, T., Shah, N. (2010) Effects of Optimised Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Charging Strategies on Electric Distribution Network Losses. IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, USA. 19th -22nd April, 2010.
  • Acha, S., Green, T., Shah, N. (2010) Techno-economical Tradeoffs from Embedded Technologies with Storage Capabilities on Electric and Gas Distribution Networks. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 25th -29th July 2010.
  • Acha, S., Green, T., Shah, N. (2009) Impacts of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and Combined Heat and Power Technologies on Electric and Gas Distribution Network Losses. IEEE-PEA/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy, Valencia, Spain. 28th -30th September, 2009.
  • Acha, S., Hernandez-Aramburo, C. (2008) Integrated Modelling of Gas and Electricity Distribution Networks with a High Penetration of Embedded Generation. CIRED Seminar 2008: SmartGrids for Distribution. Frankfurt, Germany. 23rd -24th June, 2008.

Thesis

  • Acha, S., PhD Thesis (2010) Impacts of Embedded Technologies on Optimal Operation of Energy Service Networks. Imperial College London, UK.