Topic: Energy

OPALCO News

Written on December 21, 2021 at 9:48 am, by

OPALCO Board Nom­i­na­tions Open: Inter­est­ed? Vir­tu­al Open House for Can­di­dates Jan­u­ary 6th OPALCO nom­i­na­tions for board can­di­dates are now open. You can help shape our ener­gy future! There are three posi­tions open: one posi­tion in Dis­trict 1 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry, Pearl and Spieden islands), one posi­tion in Dis­trict 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Cen­ter and Charles islands,  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO News

Written on December 19, 2021 at 4:42 am, by

The Co-op Dif­fer­ence: Cap­i­tal Cred­it Checks are in the Mail!  More than $1M in cap­i­tal cred­it checks are going out to OPALCO mem­bers this month, as they do each year. As an elec­tric coop­er­a­tive, the mar­gin at the end of any giv­en year goes back into the hands of mem­bers. Each year the co-op tracks how much you pay for pow­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rate Updates and New Programs from OPALCO Coming in 2022

Written on December 6, 2021 at 4:23 am, by

The Novem­ber OPALCO Board Meet­ing includ­ed sev­er­al changes for coop­er­a­tive mem­bers includ­ing a 4% rate increase for all mem­bers, a change to the way solar pro­duc­ers get paid for the excess pow­er they sell back to the co-op, and excit­ing addi­tions to the Switch It Up! pro­gram includ­ing rooftop solar and bat­tery stor­age sys­tems. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Three Big Winners in OPALCO’s Island Way Raffle!

Written on October 7, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Solar shares and elec­tric tools Since the OPALCO Annu­al Meet­ing in April, co-op mem­bers who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Island Way work­shops have been entered to win raf­fle prizes includ­ing ten shares of the Bail­er Hill Micro­grid Project (to be com­plet­ed in 2022), a Green­works elec­tric mow­er and a Stihl elec­tric blow­er. The three win­ning names were  Con­tin­ue Reading

Are you ready for power outage season? Winter is coming!

Written on October 4, 2021 at 9:41 am, by

OPALCO can help you pre­pare As we approach the win­ter storm sea­son, it is a good time to think about being ready for poten­tial pow­er out­ages: replen­ish your bat­tery sup­ply, fill up your gas tank (or charge up your EV) and make sure your phones and com­put­ers are ful­ly charged – and you should know  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Carbon-Free Adventure!

Written on September 24, 2021 at 5:51 am, by

Fol­low OPALCO’s EV Road Trip in Octo­ber: Start­ing Octo­ber 6th, an exclu­sive team from OPALCO (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist Krista Bouchey and the “Switch it up pup” Pep­per) will be dri­ving the Co-op’s Kia Niro 100% elec­tric vehi­cle (EV) to East­ern Wash­ing­ton and back, mak­ing stops to vis­it wind and hydro projects, inno­v­a­tive pub­lic pow­er projects and  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO News

Written on September 15, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

Solar Town Hall — Sep­tem­ber 20 This is your last chance to enter the raf­fle! OPALCO’s series of Island Way work­shops con­cludes with a Solar Town Hall via Zoom on Sep­tem­ber 20th at 5:00pm. The Solar Town Hall will give an update on the next com­mu­ni­ty solar project – the Bail­er Hill Micro­grid on San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO News

Written on September 11, 2021 at 9:00 am, by

OPALCO to Host Solar Town Hall Sep­tem­ber 20th  Last chance to enter raf­fle  OPALCO’s series of Island Way work­shops con­cludes with a Solar Town Hall via Zoom on Sep­tem­ber 20th at 5:00pm. The Solar Town Hall will give an update on the next com­mu­ni­ty solar project – the Bail­er Hill Micro­grid on San Juan Island, dis­cuss  Con­tin­ue Reading