Biggest alternative energy companies in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2017

Published in BIV print edition on January 3, 2017, based on data provided in late 2016. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not provide ranking information by deadline.

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Rank '17FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Areas of researchYear foundedNo. of staff worldwide '16No. of staff worldwide '17No. of B.C. staff '16No. of B.C. staff '17
1 Schneider Electric Canada
3700 Gilmore Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 4M1
Phone: 604-422-2642
Jill Tipping (VP, operations and CFO) Solar and backup power; RV, marine and commercial vehicle products; power monitoring and measurement equipment 1836 170,000 750
2 Revenue 2015: Converted from USD Ballard Power Systems Inc
9000 Glenlyon Pky
Burnaby, BC V5J 5J8
Phone: 604-454-0900
Randall MacEwen (president and CEO) Design, development and manufacture of zero-emission proton exchange membrane fuel cells 1979 410 275
3 Company name: Previously Westport Innovations Inc; merged with Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. on June 1, 2016; Revenue 2015: Converted from USD Westport Fuel Systems Inc
1750 75th Ave W Suite 101
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2
Phone: 604-718-2000
Nancy Gougarty (CEO); Ashoka Achuthan (CFO) Inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean-burning fuel systems and components 1995 799 1,700 310
4 AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp
9000 Glenlyon Pky
Burnaby, BC V5J 5J8
Phone: 604-415-7290
Thorsten Wesse (CEO and CTO); Tim Bovich (CFO) Fuel cell technology for zero-emission automobiles 2008 209 220
5 Revenue 2015: Converted from USD Alterra Power Corp
888 Dunsmuir St Suite 600
Vancouver, BC V6C 3K4
Phone: 604-669-4999
Ross Beaty (executive chair); John Carson (CEO); Lynda Freeman (CFO) Renewable power producer active in North America, Latin America and Europe 2008 155 155 69 69

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