Gene Nery photo of Mt Baker in the distance


Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is a member-owned, non-profit cooperative utility providing energy services to San Juan County since 1937.

OPALCO’s mostly hydro-electric power is generated by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and delivered to the islands by way of submarine cables.

Member Benefits

  • A community of over 11,000 local members in the San Juan Islands
  • A monthly newsletter, the Co-op Connector, to stay up with events
  • The right to elect the OPALCO Board of Directors
  • A share in the financial health of the Cooperative through capital credit allocation and distribution

Getting Started is Easy

  1. Fill out our pdf application to become an OPALCO member.

  2. Start service at an existing location, or apply for new construction.

  3. Get involved with OPALCO through elections and programs, energy assessments and rebates.