A tool for states and utilities to evaluate grid modernization progress.
A New Era of GMI
The past six Grid Modernization Index (GMI) reports have ranked states and the District of Columbia from 1 to 51 in terms of grid modernization initiatives while featuring examples of grid modernization efforts. This year, GridWise is conducting a three-step process to evaluate state and utility readiness to accommodate the drivers impacting the electric grid in a reliable and affordable manner.
This GMI Readiness Framework paper is the first step, where we describe the underlying context for the importance of grid modernization readiness, share a Readiness Framework, and pose readiness questions for consideration by policymakers and regulators. Next, GridWise will reach out to both member and non-member stakeholders to collect information on and discuss the questions posed in this whitepaper. In the final step, GridWise will further develop the Readiness Framework and use it to evaluate states to publish the seventh GMI report, the Grid Modernization Index Readiness Report. This Readiness Report is intended to be a tool for states and electric service providers to evaluate what grid modernization readiness means, identify key challenges, and evaluate their readiness level. Throughout the process, we invite feedback and comments on the Framework to supplement our research efforts.