Massimo La Scala is Full Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Politecnico di Bari in Italy and IEEE Fellow. He has been the Principal Investigator of numerous research projects in smart grids and smart cities and scientific consultant for the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development and AEEGSI, the Italian Regulatory Authority of Electricity, Gas and Water. He is the director of the “Laboratory for the development of renewables and energy efficiency: Lab ZERO” at Politecnico di Bari.