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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

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Calling All San Juan County Business Owners!

Now’s the time to Energize your Business with Powerful Incentives! OPALCO has been awarded grants funds to help business owners become more energy efficient. We are partnered with Sustainable Connections … Read more

New Annual Member Festival a Huge Success!

Hiester and Osterman Win Seats in OPALCO 2024 Board Election On Thursday April 25, at the OPALCO Business Annual Meeting, Rick Fant of the OPALCO Election and Governance Committee announced … Read more

Quick Fact: Rooftop Solar and Our Local Energy Future

Rooftop Solar and Our Local Energy Future Washington State is pushing hard to remove carbon emissions from our daily lives –  decommissioning coal plants and electrifying heating and transportation (including … Read more

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