Imperial College London

Dr. Gonzalo Bustos Turu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Casual - Academic Research







Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Main Topics:

Integrated urban energy systems and markets

Sustainable and smart cities planning

Electric vehicles and distributed generation integration

Agent-based modelling and simulation

Multi-objective optimisation for smart energy management

Publications and conferences:

[27] Gonzato, S., Chimento, J., O’Dwyer, E., Bustos-Turu, G., Acha, S., & Shah, N. (2019). Hierarchical price coordination of heat pumps in a building network controlled using model predictive control. Energy and Buildings, 202.

[26] Auyon Chakrabarti, Rafael Proeglhoef, Gonzalo Bustos Turu, Romain Lambert, Arthur Mariaud, Salvador Acha, Christos N. Markides, Nilay Shah, (2019) Optimisation and analysis of system integration between electric vehicles and UK decentralised energy schemes, Energy, Volume 176, 2019, Pages 805-815, ISSN 0360-5442,

[25] Chimento, J., Gonzato, S., O’Dwyer, E., Bustos Turu, G., Acha, S., Shah, N., (2018). District-level coordination of predictive control strategies for urban residential heating networks. In: 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. Guimarães.

[24] Ralitera T., Ferard M., Bustos-Turu G., H. van Dam K. and Courdier R. (2017) Steps Towards Simulating Smart Cities and Smart Islands with a Shared Generic Framework - A Case Study of London and Reunion Island.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-241-7, pages 329-336. DOI: 10.5220/0006371203290336

[23] van Dam K.H., Bustos-Turu G., Shah N. (2017) A Methodology for Simulating Synthetic Populations for the Analysis of Socio-technical Infrastructures. In: Jager W., Verbrugge R., Flache A., de Roo G., Hoogduin L., Hemelrijk C. (eds) Advances in Social Simulation 2015. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 528. Springer, Cham.

[22] Riveros, M., Guo, M., Van Dam, K. H., Bustos-Turu, G. & Brandon, N. (2017) Carbon Arbitrage with Stationary Batteries in the City of London. In: Espuña, A., Graells, M. & Puigjaner, L. (eds.) Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier.

[21] Crémel, S., Guo, M., Bustos-Turu, G., Van Dam, K. H. & Shah, N. (2017) Optimal design of urban energy systems with demand side management and distributed generation. In: Espuña, A., Graells, M. & Puigjaner, L. (eds.) Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Elsevier.

[20] Hayden Dahmm, Gonzalo Bustos-Turu, Maria Anna Chatzopoulou, Salvador Achaa and Nilay Shah (2017) Techno-Economic Analysis and Trade-Offs of Cooperative Community Energy Planning Schemes in the UK. Proceedings of ECOS 2017 – The 30th International Conference On Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, July 2 - July 6, 2017, San Diego, California, USA.

[19] Soler, A., Acha, S., Bustos-Turu, G. & Shah, N. (2017) Half-Hourly Regional Electricity Price Modelling for Commercial End Users in the UK. ASHRAE Annual Conference, Long Beach, USA, June 24 - 28 2017.

[18] Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H. & Shah, N. (2016) Exploring the influence of household behaviour on energy demands with an agent-based model, Social Simulation Conference (SSC2016), 19-23 September, 2016, Rome, Italy.

[17] Clifford, M., van Dam, K., Bustos-Turu, G. & Watson, S. (2016) Decision support for the evaluation of sustainable urban masterplans, Energy Systems Conference, London, UK, 14-15 June 2016.

[16] Bustos-Turu, G., Guo, M., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2016) Incorporating life cycle assessment indicators into optimal electric vehicle charging strategies: An integrated modelling approach, Proceedings of the 26th European Symposium on Computer AidedProcess Engineering (ESCAPE 26), 12-15 June, 2016, Portoroz, Slovenia.

[15] Acha, S., Bustos-Turu, G. & Shah, N. (2016) Modelling real-time pricing of electricity for energy conservation measures in the UK commercial sector. IEEE International Energy Conference (EnergyCon16), 4-8 April, 2016, Leuven, Belgium.

[14] Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S., Markides, C.N. & Shah, N. (2016) Simulating residential electricity and heat demand in urban areas using an agent-based modelling approach, IEEE International Energy Conference (EnergyCon16), 4-8 April, 2016, Leuven, Belgium.

[13] 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.

[11] Bustos-Turu, G., van Dam, K.H., Acha, S. & Shah, N. (2015) Integrated planning of distribution networks: interactions between land use, transport and electric vehicle charging demand23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), 15-18 June, 2015, Lyon, France.

[10] 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.

[9] Vargas, L. S., Bustos-Turu, G. & Larraín, F. (2014) Wind power curtailment and energy storage in transmission congestion management considering power plants ramp rates. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 

[8] van Dam, K.H., Koering, D., Bustos-Turu, G. & Jones, H. (2014) Agent-based simulation as an urban design tool: Iterative evaluation of a smart city masterplan. Fifth Annual Digital Economy All Hands Meeting, 3-5 December, 2014, London, UK.

[7] 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.

[6] 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.

[5] 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. 

[4] Matus, M., Bustos-Turu, G. (2014) Renewable energy integration into the planning and operation of urban transport systems. 1st Workshop in Strategies for Solar Energy and Basic Sciences Research, Solar Energy Research Centre (SERC), Jan 2014, Santiago, Chile.

[3] 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.

[2] Bustos, G., Vargas, L. S., Milla, F., Sáez, D., Zareipour, H., Nuñez, A. (2012) Comparison of fixed speed wind turbines models: a case study. 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Oct 2012, Montreal, Canada.

[1] Vargas, L. S., Paredes, G., Bustos, G. (2010) Data mining techniques for very short term prediction of wind power. IREP Symposium - Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control - VIII, Feb 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.