Washington Clean Techology Alliance Reaches 200-Member Milestone

Washington Clean Technology AllianceThe Washington Clean Technology Alliance has reached the 200-member milestone.  This accomplishment makes the WCTA the largest state cleantech trade association in the nation.  The membership is up nearly six-fold in three years.

Reflecting the expansion of the sector over the course of the last decade, WCTA membership includes companies from a vast array of fields including alternative energy, building efficiency, biofuels, sustainability, smart grid technologies, storage, and a host of supporting companies.

Kirt Montague, WCTA Board Chair and the CEO of Plum Energy explains:  “The Washington Clean Technology Alliance is delighted to announce that it now has over 200 members.  This rapid and extraordinary growth is a direct result of the WCTA’s clear focus on helping its members succeed in this exciting sector.  They are finding significant value in the WCTA’s regular high-quality and timely events, its advocacy efforts, the current and relevant information the WCTA provides, the opportunities to connect and develop meaningful relationships in the space, and the many other perks the WCTA makes available to its members.”

“We are very pleased to hit this big milestone,” said WCTA President & CEO Tom Ranken.  “Focusing on what matters to our members has been key to our growth–and to helping these businesses become successful.”

The WCTA’s newest members include:

  • BlueNRGY is a software company specializing in reliable and versatile remote web-based monitoring solutions that enable owners and operators of solar, wind, and biogas power plants to have complete visibility into their entire renewable energy portfolio.
  • Energy Systems Innovation (ESI) Center at Washington State University is at the forefront of global research, education, and technology innovation and transfer for energy systems including smart grids.
  • Impact Bioenergy is a technology company delivering urban renewable energy and soil through the recycling of organic materials. The company extracts renewable natural gas (to make electricity, heat, or vehicle fuel) from urban organic waste and converts the rest into compost, soil products, and biocarbon.
  • Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED) works to establish a clean, diverse, and affordable Northwest energy system based on efficient use of renewable resources with maximum local control and ownership of energy assets.
  • Whirlwind Clean & Green has been refining full-service maintenance program for twenty years, deciding early on to concentrate on the exterior building services that Whirlwind’s clients require on a regular basis, and priding itself on its sound environmental policies.

These companies join a vast array of WCTA members companies that range from Boeing and McKinstry to small startups.  The WCTA board includes representatives from companies as diverse as 3Tier, APCO Worldwide, Avista, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Boeing, Cascadia Capital, Demand Energy, ecoFab, Eco-Tec, EDC of Seattle-King County, Ernst & Young, Garvey Schubert Barer, Greater Spokane Inc., Kroman Law Offices, McKinstry, Perkins Coie, Plum Energy, Puget Sound Energy, Reklaim, Seattle Steam, Snohomish County PUD, Stoel Rives, The Light Doctor, Thomas James International, Twelves Unlimited, UniEnergy Technologies, University of Washington Center for Commercialization, Washington State Department of Commerce, Washington State University, Watertectonics, and WorldCNG.

Visit the Washington Clean Technology Alliance website at www.wacleantech.org.

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