Created by a coalition of utilities, the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) is a resource for utility industry transformation. Utilities can leverage this management tool to ensure that all aspects of transformation planning are considered, prioritize their options, and measure their progress as they move toward the realization of a smart grid.
The SGMM product suite consists of the following elements:
- Model - The SGMM is a model of smart grid maturity in an electric power utility. Assessment of a utility's characteristics against the model provides a view of the utility's current state of smart grid maturity per domain, according to the model's maturity levels. Utilities can use this information to generate inputs into their smart grid roadmapping, planning, and implementation process.
- Compass Survey - Utilities use the SGMM Compass Assessment Survey to walk themselves through the SGMM and characterize the status of their smart grid implementations. Completing the survey automatically provides the utility with maturity level scores for each domain in the model.
- Navigation Process - The five-step SGMM Navigation process helps utility organizations chart a technical, organizational, and operational path through their grid modernization effort.