Mr. Juan Jacobo Peralta Escalante received his M.Sc. Industrial Engineering (2009) in Spain. He started his career as researcher in the Energy Department of the Andalusian Institute of Technology where he was involved in four National and European projects related to smart-grids, energy efficiency and renewable technologies (funded by the programs POWER – Interreg IVC, POCTEFEX,  MED 2012, and Spanish level in different innovation categories) until he joined as project manager to the R&D department of CEMOSA in December 2013. Since then, he has coordinated and contributed in several European funded projects (FP7 and H2020) related to intelligent systems, demand response, predictive maintenance, integration of renewable and monitoring systems in buildings. Currently, he is the coordinator of the EU H2020 ebalance-plus project focused on energy flexibility management solutions. Besides, Mr. Juan Jacobo is author and co-author of 15 publications and two books (e-balance guidebook, 2017 and Tecnologías de la información para la gestión energética, 2013). Further information: