Join OPALCO’s Virtual Annual Meeting April 24

Enter to Win Community Solar Shares or Electric Lawnmower


If you pay your power bill to OPALCO, you’re a member of the electrical co-op. OPALCO, or Orcas Power & Light Cooperative, is a member-owned cooperative electric utility that serves 20 islands in San Juan County.

Each year OPALCO holds its annual meeting to update members on the co-op and announce election results for the OPALCO Board.

While this year’s meeting will be on Zoom, all your favorite annual meeting traditions will be included, except the bag lunch.

There are more than 25 prizes to be awarded to members in attendance and each member gets a bill credit. Prizes include electric lawn tools, battery backup for your electronics, home goods and gift cards. Prizes are sponsored by our partners and vendors.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Island Way.”

The OPALCO team will talk about OPALCO’s plans for our energy future, and the board will be there to answer questions and hear comments from members. At the end of the meeting, there will a be drawing to give out prizes, which will be distributed the following week.

Register for the annual meeting at The 2020 annual report will be posted on the OPALCO website the week of April 24.


OPALCO is also holding a series of Island Way workshop sessions following the annual meeting to help members prepare their homes and businesses to meet the challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels.

These interactive hour-long sessions are designed to help members get the information and support they need to prepare for a sustainable energy future.

Each time a member attends a session, beginning with the annual meeting, they will get an entry into a raffle to win a Greenworks electric lawnmower or 10 shares of the 2021 Community Solar project. Raffle results will be announced Oct. 1.

The dates for the workshop sessions are:

• 5 p.m., May 5, Solar Town Hall, virtual
• 5 p.m., May 27, The Island Way, virtual
• 5 p.m., June 1, Get the most out of your Ductless Heat Pump, virtual
• Noon, June 14, Switch It Up!, virtual
• 4:30 p.m., Aug. 5, Electric Vehicle Fair, OPALCO parking lot
• Noon, Aug. 26, How to use SmartHub, virtual
• 5 p.m., Sept. 20, Solar Town Hall, virtual

Find the full list of Island Way Session details at

Posted on April 9, 2021 at 4:30 am by

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