NWPPA Bulletin – OPALCO Community Solar

OPALCO’s Community Solar project was featured on the cover of the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)’s Bulletin: s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwppabulletin/….   Thank you, NWPPA!

Here Comes the Sun: OPALCO Community Solar is Energized!

OPALCO’s first big community solar project is complete and energized! On July 31, 2018, the 504KW-DC array began producing power.  The 272 OPALCO members who invested in the project will begin to see credits on their September bill for the energy produced to date. Member participation ranged from one unit to as many as 160 solar units. OPALCO pre-certified its …

July 10th is Line Worker Appreciation Day

OPALCO’s team of line workers keep the lights on for more than 11,300 co-op members on 20 islands in San Juan County. That is no small task! Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed July 10, 2018 as Lineworker Appreciation Day and OPALCO invites its members to give their local line workers a proud salute. In addition to a high-five, fist bump …

Check your mail – some OPALCO bills delivered late

This month there was a service disruption with the postal service that resulted in several island zip codes receiving their OPALCO bills two weeks behind schedule. This has left some members at risk of penalty fees. It is OPALCO policy if you have paid your bill on time for the last 12 months we can waive the penalty fee. The …

OPALCO’s New Phone System Improves Outage Info – Calling Local Musicians! OPALCO Wants to Highlight Local Talent

If you’ve called OPALCO lately, you’ve noticed the new phone system. Like it is in the rest of the world, callers start out with an automated menu and press a key to get what they are looking for. Press ONE for outages; press TWO to speak to an OPALCO member services representative. What you probably didn’t know is that: For …

The Sun Shines at OPALCO Meeting on the Ferry; Struthers and Christmas Elected

Annual Meeting 2018

OPALCO members boarded the ferry on Saturday, April 21st to participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting. This year the meeting was on the interisland ferry, resulting in significant cost savings for co-op members. With a hearty “Here Comes the Sun!” OPALCO celebrated the early success (~90% sold) of its first Community Solar project and gave members a last chance to …

A Parting Word from Winnie Adams

BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer and OPALCO Board Member Winnie Adams

I want to express how much I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the OPALCO Board.  Thank you for your votes and confidence in me. It has been a remarkably fast paced eight years of major changes and transitions.  The electrical industry continues to change at a rapid pace and the changes will continue to challenge us. To have an …

Pre-Sales for OPALCO’s Community Solar Project Open March 21st!

Community Solar Logo

Beginning at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 21st, OPALCO members can purchase units of the Co-op’s first Community Solar project, while they last. To get yours, go to www.opalco.com/solar and fill out the participation agreement (live 3/21). The one-time cost to participate is $150 per unit (75W) and members can purchase multiple units in this 350KW array. How does it work? …

$1,000 + for Sophmores and Juniors

Nourdine Jensen Scholarship Applications Due March 9 OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp, at …