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OPALCO serves members in San Juan County across 20+ islands with reliable power.
OPALCO is a member-owned, non-profit cooperative utility providing energy services to San Juan County. We distribute energy to 20 islands in the archipelago. The OPALCO wholly-owned subsidiary, Rock Island Communications, provides broadband Internet services in San Juan County.
There are four simple ways to pay your energy bill:
View and pay your bill securely online. Visit Smarthub.
Use SecurePay, our automated, highly-secure, over-the-phone payment option and pay your bill after hours – call our main number 360.376.3500 and press option 3.
Visit one of our offices in Eastsound or Friday Harbor.
You can drop your payment in our secure dropboxes at our Eastsound or Friday Harbor offices anytime.
OPALCO operates as a non-profit cooperative committed to selling power to its members at cost. Rates are set based on the cost of power as contracted with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), plus the cost of OPALCO operational and plant expenses. Learn more about your power costs.
Outages and Safety
Real-time outage map
Up-to-date information on outages in your neighborhood. The map is refreshed every 15 minutes 24/7. Visit the Outage Center.
Find our membership forms and info about how to become a co-op member on our Join OPALCO page. The membership fee to join the co-op is $5 – just like it was in 1937 when we got started. Call our member services office if you have more questions at 360.376.3500.
Capital credits represent each member’s ownership in the Co-op. OPALCO does not earn profits. Instead, revenues over and above the cost of doing business are called “margins.” Margins represent an interest-free loan for operating capital made to the cooperative by the membership. Capital credits are returned to members on a 25-year cycle. For example, in 2008, OPALCO retired the capital credits allocated in 1983. The decision to issue capital credits is made by our Board of Directors after a thorough examination of the financial position of the Co-op at year’s end. Your capital credit amount is allocated each summer (see it on your bill) and checks are mailed at year-end.
A member service representative can help you stop, move or change your electric service.