News & Noteworthy

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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 RATE INCREASE EXAMINED

Beginning in February, electric rates are going up. Residential members with average energy usage will see their OPALCO bill go up about $10/month. The rate increase is based on a number of factors, primarily making sure our revenue is adequate to meet budgeted expenses and covering the cost of upcoming submarine cable replacements over the… READ MORE »

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Energy Upgrades on a Budget
January 7, 2015

If your intention is to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, but your house is old, has little insulation, drafty windows, poor heating…and you are on a budget…where do you begin? This was the question posed by reader Christian Rodriguez at Green Building Advisor, and here is their answer: “Christian Rodriguez has… 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.