More and more different organizations are necessarily being involved in realizing the Smart Grid, but each of them has to fulfill a different role concerning the overall transition. Stakeholders from the transmission and from the distribution layer must be considered. Deriving from this, a large variety of topics and viewpoints are involved. The future Smart Grid architecture will thus be highly dynamic and complex. Guidance for the enterprises, regarding comparability and measurability of different activities and showing optimization potential for the Smart Grid, is urgently needed. A promising approach is to combine the approved method of the Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) Use Case modeling method and a maturity model developed thereupon. A benefit for the development of the sustainable energy system of the future is, that the assessment of Smart Grid technology, concerning their interoperability and interaction, helps creating a common and organization crosscutting understanding. This paper gives an overall overview about maturity models and their benefits. Additionally, a classification scheme for maturity models is outlined in a first draft. This classification scheme should guide the selection of characteristics for developing a new maturity model.
7 / 2015
Atlantis Press, Amsterdam - Beijing - Paris
EnviroInfo & ICT4S
Advances in Computer Science Research
Voltage levels crosscutting Smart Grid concept of an adaptive and automated distribution grid