OPALCO Offices Close For Safety — Business Remains Open

Posted March 13, 2020 at 5:20 am by

Con­tact OPALCO by tele­phone or email to pre­vent viral spread.

OPALCO is clos­ing its offices to the pub­lic on Mon­day, March 16 in order to help keep co-op staff healthy and our sys­tem run­ning smooth­ly. All busi­ness ser­vices are avail­able by tele­phone and online.

We are open for busi­ness,” said Gen­er­al Manger Fos­ter Hil­dreth. “We have a respon­si­bil­i­ty to pro­tect our staff so that they can keep the lights on for the mem­ber­ship. We’re doing our part to keep essen­tial infra­struc­ture run­ning and our mem­ber­ship safe as we wait out this pan­dem­ic.”

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Con­tact OPALCO:

  • 360–376-3500
  • opalco.com
  • Communications@opalco.com

Staff will con­tin­ue to work with social dis­tanc­ing prac­tices in place. OPALCO has a Pan­dem­ic Busi­ness Plan in place to ensure con­tin­ued oper­a­tions and coor­di­na­tion with coun­ty and state health organizations.

OPALCO can­celed pub­lic gath­er­ings dur­ing the con­tain­ment phase of Covid-19 includ­ing the annu­al meet­ing on the fer­ry and can­di­date forums. Board meet­ings will con­tin­ue as sched­uled but board mem­bers will par­tic­i­pate remote­ly. Mem­bers can send their ques­tions or com­ments for the Board in advance of each meet­ing to communications@opalco.com.

Hil­dreth encour­ages OPALCO mem­bers to sign up for Auto­Pay or pay bills online through SmartHub. Mem­bers whose liveli­hoods are affect­ed by the pan­dem­ic may be eli­gi­ble for bill pay assis­tance through Ener­gy Assist (bill cred­it every month) or Project PAL (one-time grant). Apply online: www.opalco.com/energyassistor con­tact your fam­i­ly resource center.

Orcas Pow­er & Light Coop­er­a­tive (OPALCO) is our mem­ber-owned coop­er­a­tive elec­tric util­i­ty, serv­ing more than 11,400 mem­bers on 20 islands in San Juan Coun­ty.  OPALCO pro­vides elec­tric­i­ty that is 97% green­house-gas free and is gen­er­at­ed pre­dom­i­nant­ly by hydro­elec­tric plants. OPALCO was found­ed in 1937. Fol­low OPALCO @OrcasPower on Face­book and Twitter.

Link to: OPALCO Twit­ter
Link to: OPALCO Face­book page

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