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 it became clear that the industry was quietly exceeding over $600 million in revenues and employing thousands of people.
The Power Technology Alliance was established as a result of industry collaboration with the coming together of senior representatives of the power technology sector and business community who shared common interests in sales, product commercialization, supply chain, and marketing.
Clay Braziller, one of the groups founders, created and executed on a strategic plan that 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 Community Energy Fund. The group merged into BCTIA in 2007.