Internationally, policymakers and grid operators have unique local priorities that drive the deployment of smart grids. Understanding how these priorities shape the real-world impact of smart grids is of key importance to all stakeholders. This recorded webinar introduces a tool to support these efforts: the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM); presents a case study of its use in Mexico; and discusses how the SGMM could be useful as a shared framework for international smart grid cooperation among utility and policy stakeholders in ISGAN member nations. The SGMM is a management tool to help utilities develop a smart grid vision and roadmap, communicate and refine the vision with internal and external stakeholders, and measure their progress in smart grid implementation. Webinar panelists and participants discuss the how the model could be used to facilitate international smart grid policymaking, communication, and cooperation.