ew 13(1): e2

Research Article

International Smart Grid Roadmaps and their Assessment

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/trans.ew.2013.01-06.e2,
        author={Michael Specht and Sebastian Rohjans and J\o{}rn Trefke and Mathias Uslar and Jos\^{e} M. Gonz\^{a}lez},
        title={International Smart Grid Roadmaps and their Assessment},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        keywords={standardization, roadmap, smart grid, technology, maturity model},
  • Michael Specht
    Sebastian Rohjans
    Jörn Trefke
    Mathias Uslar
    José M. González
    Year: 2013
    International Smart Grid Roadmaps and their Assessment
    DOI: 10.4108/trans.ew.2013.01-06.e2
Michael Specht1, Sebastian Rohjans1, Jörn Trefke1, Mathias Uslar1, José M. González1
  • 1: OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg, Germany


In US and Europe many approaches and efforts exist with different viewpoints and focuses on what is understood as smart grids. One agreement of almost all approaches is the need for standardization to operate smart grids. Thus, several roadmaps and studies, mainly dealing with smart grid standardization, were developed. However, these documents are also focusing different parts of smart grid realizations and were mainly devised independently from each other. In this contribution, an overview on the most important approaches is given and furthermore, a set of identified core standards is introduced. Though, to make reliable statements about the approaches it is necessary to have a methodology enabling comparability and measurability. Hence, the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) is presented as a starting point for the assessment of projects and roadmaps. Since it does not meet all requirements for such assessments, because it was developed to assess utilities and follows a one-size-fits-all approach, a configuration approach based on several parameters, representing significant characteristics, is suggested.