The roots of the clean technology industry in BC go back to companies such as Xantrex Technology, Ballard Power, Westport Innovations, Quest-Air, Delta Q, NxtPhase Corporation and Cellex Power Products. By 2004 the industry was quietly exceeding over $600 million in revenues and employing thousands of people. The problem was that no one knew and the executives in it tended to meet at airports on the way to their next sales call.
The Power Technology Alliance (PTA) was established to bring these executives together as a community, work with the government of the day and grow the sector.
Clay Braziller, one of the groups founders, developed the strategic plan, which included board development and recruitment, membership development, fund raising, communications, and stakeholder relations. The outcome of the PTA was the creation of BC’s first renewable energy call and the establishment of the Innovative Community Energy Fund. Today the group exists under the name BC Clean Technology Alliance https://bccleantech.com/