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OPALCO’s Election is Open!
April 8, 2015

Check your mailbox for your member ballots and voting guide. Voting opened today (April 8th). Co-op members can vote one of three ways: online, by mail or in person at the Annual Meeting. Voting online is the preferred method; it is secure and it saves Co-op resources. A survey on this year’s ballot will ask… READ MORE »

Rep. Jeff Morris on Appliance Efficiency and Coal Plant Exit Strategy
April 6, 2015

  WA Representative Jeff Morris shared some recent state legislative action, with these highlights: 1) Appliance Efficiency The 2015 House of Representatives passed Rep. Morris’ bill to set higher efficiency standards for appliances sold in Washington. House Bill 1100 will require appliances to be manufactured with better energy saving mechanisms in order to be sold… READ MORE »

RATES AND REVENUE STABILITY FOR SUSTAINABILITY
March 31, 2015

Despite real hardships across the membership, this rate structure is the right thing to do for our Co-op The rate increase took effect in February and we are fielding questions and hearing about concerns from our membership. The rate increase is necessary to maintain the financial health of our cooperative during a time that OPALCO… 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.