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When you join the Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO), you add to a long tradition of islanders joining together to provide services that enhance the viability and improve the quality of life for their community.

Fees and Deposits

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Membership Fee

You are required to pay a $5.00 membership fee that is refundable if you terminate your service. If there is more than one meter on an account, only one membership fee is required.

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Service Charge

There is a non-refundable $25.00 service charge any time an account is created or transferred to a new name.

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Electric service is used prior to its billing, and you may be required to post a deposit before service is connected.

Find out the benefits of being a co-op member

When you join the co-op, you aren’t just signing up for electric service, you’re part of a community of over 11,000 members in the San Juan Islands.


Latest OPALCO News


San Juan Island Planned Power Outage Overnight 05/25

Starting Thursday, May 25 @ 11:45 pm until 5 am on May 26th All of San Juan Island will be affected by a planned power outage necessary for the OPALCO … Read more

Ask Lindsay: Power up with SmartHub – Not just for paying your bill

What is SmartHub? SmartHub is your OPALCO account management tool. It is the easiest way to pay your bill, track your energy usage, report power outages and even vote in … Read more

Daucinas and Onwuneme Win Seats in OPALCO 2023 Board Election

On Saturday, April 29th, Ray Glaze of the OPALCO Election and Governance Committee announced the results of the 2023 Board Election. In District 1 (San Juan et al), Vince Dauciunas … Read more

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