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Town Hall: Your OPALCO Bill
January 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
There was a perfect storm of compounding factors that made our power bills very high this month. The power bills in January include power usage during a prolonged cold snap where temperatures dipped into the teens between Christmas and New Years. With home heating systems working hard to keep up with the weather, a couple of things happened: energy usage went up – doubling in many cases –and the demand for power exceeded the normal range resulting in steep demand charges (~$300k) from Bonneville Power Administration (our mainland power supplier). Staff are hosting a workshop via Zoom on February 7th @ 5pm to discuss high bills and answer any questions members have.