Following a thorough procurement process over the past five months, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Expleo Technology UK Limited (with their subsidiary company, Moorhouse Consulting Limited) as the Lead Delivery Partner (LDP) for the Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Programme.
For the benefit of the industry and the success of the Programme, Elexon decided to partner with expert programme delivery teams to ensure sufficient capacity and talent to run what is a complex, multi-party programme.
A number of high-quality proposals were assessed; Expleo proposed value for money, a high degree of cost certainty, and a flexible and ‘hands-on’ approach. They were technically robust and adaptable in collaborating with Elexon’s Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) function and demonstrated healthy partnership behaviours throughout the process.
Expleo will provide a Central Programme Team, Programme Management Office, Programme Party Coordinator, and System Integrator functions.
Contracting with a single supplier to provide this service will reduce risk and complexity, increase efficiencies, and ease delivery, allowing us all to focus on effectively delivering the Programme at a lower cost.
When will Expleo join the MHHS Programme?
We expect Expleo colleagues to join the MHHS Programme from December 2021. The composition of the Expleo team will change over time to meet the needs of the Programme.
Expleo colleagues will start engaging with participants through December 2021 and January 2022.
Welcome to the Expleo team
Keith Clark, Client Director at Moorhouse
Keith is the Programme Manager and lead for Expleo’s LDP team. He has spent over 30 years working in senior roles across technology industries, in consulting and specialising in transformation programme leadership in energy and many other industry sectors. Keith aims to bring together his experience and the talents of his team in working effectively in partnership with the Elexon/Implementation Manager (IM) SRO team to enable sustainable benefits for the energy industry and, ultimately, its consumers.
Kate Goodman, Test Architect at Expleo
Kate is the Test Architect on the MHHS Programme working in the Expleo Systems Integration team. She has a rich background in software delivery, having worked in this space for over 25 years at Logica/CGI. Since then, Kate has played key roles in major energy change programmes including a long period at Smart DCC. More recently, Kate has been leading the Faster Switching Licensed Party Assurance.
Simon Harrison, MHHS Design Lead at Moorhouse
Simon is the Design Lead on the MHHS Programme. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry working for consultancies, suppliers and central bodies. He has played key roles in the design and operation of major industry programmes including Smart Metering and Faster Switching. Simon lead the MHHS work at Smart DCC and within the Smart Energy Code committees until the end of 2020.
About Expleo and Moorhouse
Expleo Group was formed to execute on the engineering, technology and business challenges facing organisations that are rapidly digitalising.
- Expleo is a global engineering, technology and consulting service provider that partners with leading organisations to guide them through their business transformation, helping them achieve operational excellence and future-proof their businesses. Moorhouse (Expleo’s subsidiary company) is a management consulting firm, focused on delivering change and transformation.
- Expleo benefits from more than 40 years’ experience developing complex products, optimising manufacturing processes, and ensuring the quality of information systems. Leveraging its deep sector knowledge and wide-ranging expertise in fields including AI engineering, digitalisation, hyper-automation, cybersecurity and data science, the group’s mission is to fast-track innovation through each step of the value change.
- Expleo boasts an extensive global footprint, powered by 15,000 highly-skilled experts delivering value in 30 countries and generating more than €1 billion in revenue*.
*estimated 2021 annual revenue