The P.E.A. Awards honours and celebrates the green heroes who are taking matters into their own hands and providing inspiring alternatives to business as usual. These sustainability pioneers are recognised and rewarded at the glamorous green carpet event @One Marylebone, London which takes place on Friday 22nd October. The awards will showcase groundbreaking products & ideas that aim to solidify a more sustainable lifestyle, future and society.

See the official shortlist announcement here: https://www.peaawards.com/p-e-a-awards-2021-shortlist-announced/

The shortlist announcement describes Mark as a potential winner of the Energy Category, it reads:

Mark Millar: As CEO of Puredrive Energy, the only company designing, developing and manufacturing its Energy Storage Systems in the UK, Mark works to reduce the carbon footprint of production.” –Anna Sockett, E-Commerce Manager of My Green Pod Magazine.

Mark has extensive experience in new product development in the tech industry, and global manufacturing experience. Mark’s ambition is to promote young local talent to participate in the high tech industry, using local resources to enable a more sustainable environment and self-sufficient society.

Puredrive Energy (PDE), is one of the UKs leading battery storage specialist, and manufacturers with their founders having more than 10 years’ experience in the development, deployment, and placement of battery storage solutions.

PDE launches one of the first Virtual Power Plants in the UK, a digital control system that can connect hundreds of households and businesses together, enabling their battery storage systems to charge and discharge simultaneously. This unlocks greater revenue for owners, with machine and AI learning predicting income opportunities and optimising responses at sub-second level. With the energy landscape rapidly changing, the VPP will put the consumer in control of their energy procurement and consumption, enabling them to make decisions as to where their energy comes from, and when and how their energy is consumed.

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Puredrive Energy Ltd, one of the UK’s leading battery storage companies, applauds the decision of one of the UKs leading companies, Scottish Power, to embrace battery power as way of storing power, maintaining the resilience and stability of the grid.

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Puredrive Energy Ltd, one of the UK’s leading battery storage companies, gains investment from The Maximeyes Group, one of the largest energy consultancy groups in the UK. Puredrive Energy’s partnership with The Maximeyes Group, will help fund and support growth of battery storage solutions in the domestic, commercial and off-grid sectors. Puredrive Energy, based in Gloucestershire, is one of the few battery suppliers who design and manufacture in the UK and provide service and support from their UK offices. Mark Millar, CEO and Co-founder of Puredrive Energy stated “The Maximeyes Group are the right partners for us, Read more

More than 6,000 people visited Bristol Housing Festival’s launch exhibition, the first event for the five-year festival. The free-exhibition ran from 19th October to 4th November and prompted visitors to re-imagine affordable housing solutions for the city.

Exhibits included modular two-storey homes from Zed Pods and Totally Modular; a modular apartment from Tempo Housing; a single storey unit from We Can Make; and shipping container home conversions from ISO Spaces and Help Bristol’s Homeless; all of which were full-size. Read more

A 5.5%, or £60 a year, rise in energy prices for British Gas customers on default deals has been branded as “unjustified” by the government.

The company, the UK’s largest energy supplier, said that 4.1 million of its customers would be affected.

The increase will take effect from 29 May and follows its 12.5% rise in electricity prices last September. Read more

scheme to help housing association tenants reduce their energy billsA scheme to help housing association tenants reduce their energy bills is being trialled in Brockworth.

Severn Vale Housing has teamed up with energy storage company Puredrive Energy Ltd to provide their tenants with a free solar panel system with battery storage.

The system is currently being piloted at homes in Brockworth and in the first week tenants have seen a marked difference. Read more

Puredrive Solar Storage Products Hits Front Cover Tewkesbury DirectSolar Storage First For Local Company. A local company has become one of the first to develop and market solar electricity battery storage systems.
The move to solar generated electricity has been long awaited. Puredrive Energy (based at Toddington) have just released there flagship product Pure Storage – a home battery storage system with a 4.8 Kilowatt hour capacity, specifically designed for the UK home market. This means that solar energy that is generated during the day on existing and new solar panel installations can be stored and used at night when it is usually required rather than in the day when generation takes place. Read more

Smart-Energy-Grid-UK-300x168A “smart energy” revolution could help ensure that the UK does not suffer blackouts, according to National Grid’s new UK chief. Nicola Shaw, its executive director, said technological advances will reduce the need to build new conventional power stations in the UK.

An “internet of energy” will allow fridges, washers and dishwashers to help balance energy demand. Some commentators say the UK needs more gas-fired power to prevent blackouts. Ms Shaw agreed that more investment in gas-fired power was needed, but argued that between 30% and 50% of fluctuations on the electricity grid could be smoothed by households and businesses adjusting their demand at peak times. Read more