Biggest alternative energy companies in B.C. in 2014

Ranked by number of employees in B.C. in 2014

Published on January 7, 2014. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '14CompanyTop local executive(s)Area of researchYear foundedNo. of B.C. staff '14
1 Schneider Electric
Laurent Bataille (senior vice-president, solar business) Solar and backup power; RV, marine and commercial vehicle products; power monitoring and measurement equipment 1836 730
2 Westport Innovations Inc
David Demers (CEO); William Larkin (CFO) Alternative engine technologies, commercial products available 1995 468
3 Ballard Power Systems Inc
Randall (Randy) MacEwen (president and CEO); Paul Cass (VP and COO) 1979 302
4 Endurance Wind Power
Glenn Johnson (CEO) Manufacturer of advanced wind power turbines 2007 80
5 Alterra Power Corp
Ross Beaty (executive chair); Donald McInnes (vice-chair); John Carson (CEO) Renewable power producer active in North America, Latin America and Europe 2008 65

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