News & Noteworthy

Rock Island Communications: Why it Makes Good Sense for OPALCO
February 27, 2015

The news last week that Orcas Power & Light Co-op and Rock Island have joined forces to deliver Internet services to islanders in San Juan County is the latest in a long chain of thoughtful decisions and deliberate action on the part of the OPALCO leadership. “This is a community effort reminiscent of getting electricity… READ MORE »

OPALCO AND ROCK ISLAND JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER INTERNET SERVICES TO SAN JUAN COUNTY
February 19, 2015

General Manager Foster Hildreth announced today that Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) has acquired Rock Island Communications. Rock Island will merge its staff, infrastructure and operations with OPALCO to deliver modern, scalable and reliable broadband services for homes and businesses in San Juan County. “The full transition may take a little time,” said Hildreth,… READ MORE »

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Help island kids learn about solar energy
January 29, 2015

It’s good to be exposed to environmental issues at a young age. Giving kids hands-on experiences helps them understand the importance of living sustainably and how easy it can be to make a difference. Community Solar for Our Schools is a collaborative project – developed by Islands Energy, administered by the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and… READ MORE »

OPALCO is a non-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that distributes electricity to 20 islands in the Salish Sea archipelago and employs approximately 50 people in San Juan County. The Co-op is governed by a seven-member board of directors who are elected by a vote of the members each year at the annual meeting.