OPALCO recognizes that many members struggle to make ends meet on the islands, even when times are good. For this reason, and to help in times of difficulty, Project PAL was created as a vehicle for Co-op members to help their fellow members to pay their electric bills.
How does Project PAL work?
OPALCO members contribute toward PAL by rounding up their electric bill each month or by making a monthly or one-time donation to the program. All monies donated go to grantees.
- To view the Project PAL Guidelines, click: PAL Application & Guidelines 2016-17. Para ver en Espanol, Proyecto PAL Calificaciones.
- To view and print a Project PAL Application, click: PAL Application & Guidelines 2016-17. Para ver en Espanol, Proyecto PAL Solicitud de Asistencia.
- You can also apply online.
- To Round Up your bill, simply check the Project PAL Round Up box on your paper bill, call the office at 376-3500 or contact the Project PAL coordinator by email.
- And you can offer assistance on a one-time basis when you click Contribute and widen the reach of your gift.
Project PAL is run by an independent, volunteer council housed at Orcas Power & Light Cooperative to serve OPALCO members. This anonymous council of six member volunteers reviews Project PAL applications and makes award decisions monthly during the heating season, November through April. Half of PAL funds each year are designated for seniors and disabled persons of low income. The remainder is made available to any member who meets the PAL Application & Guidelines 2016-17 and whose application is approved by the volunteer council.
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