To unlock the huge benefits mentioned above for both energy retailers and consumers, the MHHS programme will support dynamic, reflective, and innovative tariff setting in the Domestic and Small Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. As it stands, the reward for load shifting to meet system requirements is only available to a small minority. This ultimately limits the overall benefit to the system and adversely affects the transition to renewable energy sources as a primary source.
System prices closely correlate with the generation of renewable and green energy. By equipping 31 million users with the ability to decrease demand and shift their energy consumption to periods of lower prices, this initiative not only empowers these users to make greener choices but also enables them to proactively expedite their transition toward Net Zero, contributing to a cleaner future for all. In addition, this shift towards more cost-conscious energy consumption aligns with the prevailing awareness of the "cost-of-living crisis," offering consumers a tangible means to reduce their energy expenses while actively participating in sustainable practices.
The industry has undeniably responded to the challenge in recent years. Despite the recent postponement of the MHHS rollout, which has shifted from its initial 2025 target to a later 2026 timeline, retailers are actively collaborating to bring about this transformation. They have been steadily providing a multitude of workshops and comprehensive documentation, outlining the necessary steps. Simultaneously, they are spearheading the mobilisation of delivery partners in conjunction with leading industry solution architects. This collective effort underscores the industry's commitment to embracing innovation and driving the energy sector toward a more efficient and sustainable future.
Important milestones on the MHHS Roadmap 
- 2023 - 2025: System Integration Testing (SIT)
- 2025 - 2026: 18-month migration for UMS / Advanced
- March 16 2026: All suppliers must be able to access the MPANs under the new TOM
- October 5 2026: Full transition complete
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