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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


OPALCO Board Passes 2023 Budget and Rates

The 2023 OPALCO annual budget was approved at the November 17th board meeting including a 6% rate increase for all members, funding for construction of the Bailer Hill Community Solar … Read more

Quick Fact: OPALCO Tidal Energy Pilot Project

Tidal Energy to Increase Energy Resilience and Advance Renewable Energy Goals Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is a non-profit cooperative electric utility providing service in San Juan County, WA … Read more

Quick Fact: Climate Change News Review – September 2022

As the climate emergency accelerates, energy and decarbonization are becoming regular topics in mainstream news, social media and research. Below, we review several notable items from the past month that … Read more

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