News & Noteworthy

OPALCO Board Approves Bylaw Revision
March 25, 2015

Revisions made to the Orcas Power & Light Co-op Bylaws in December 2014 inadvertently shortened the time between the Committee on Nominations announcement of candidates and the deadline for nominations-by-member petition. OPALCO staff recommended that extending the duration between the two nomination processes by 10 days, from sixty to seventy days in advance of the… READ MORE »

San Juan County Cooperates on Broadband Deployment in Eastsound
March 24, 2015

From Rock Island Communications: San Juan County is allowing Rock Island Communications to install fiber optic cable in the conduit associated with the County’s Eastsound Village streetlight project. “Co-locating our fiber optic cable in the streetlight conduit will save businesses located in Eastsound Village a great deal on connection costs,” said Gerry Lawlor, Rock Island’s… READ MORE »

OPALCO Scholarship Applications Due
March 19, 2015

What do San Juan County high-school scholars say about the Youth Rally and OPALCO’s Scholarship Program? “My sense of the world was changed …” –Brodie Miller, Spring Street School “I made friendships that will last a lifetime…” –Cameron Schuh, Orcas Island High School “I had an amazing time at the Rally. They did a perfect… 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.