Interoperability Maturity Model

As a component of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) Interoperability project, the interoperability maturity model (IMM) tool is used in conjunction with the other materials of the project, such as the Interoperability Roadmap Methodology document, to promote a common understanding of the meaning and characteristics of interoperability and to improve the process of successfully integrating components and systems as business models and information technology evolve over time. The IMM tool can be used to measure the state of integrating the information and communications technology aspects of intelligent devices and systems to coordinate their operation with the rest of the electric power system. The use of the tool also reveals challenges and areas for improvement to more easily and reliably achieve interoperability.