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.

Consider rounding up your bill to help a neighbor in need.

round up button

How does Project PAL work?

First, complete the application. Submit your application along with 3 months proof of income to the Resource Center on your island (contact information below).

Applicants may apply only once in a heating season (October – April).


  1. you are an active member of OPALCO for the 4 months prior to application.
  2. you are a residential member.
  3. Family income level of up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

Member awards average $150.

PAL income guidelinesEligibility is based on a family income level of up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for the year of the application.

Apply online.

Lopez Family Resource Center
23 Pear Tree Lane
P.O. Box 732
Lopez Island, WA 98261
(360) 468-4117

Orcas Community Resource Center
374 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245

San Juan Family Resource Center
476 Market Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 378-5246

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