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 …

Candidates Named for OPALCO Election; Nominations by Petition due Feb 23rd

The volunteer member Elections & Governance Committee has selected two candidates as nominees for the OPALCO Board of Directors election, District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Big Double, Blakely, Fawn, Little Double and Obstruction islands), in April 2018.  The following were nominated by a vote of the committee: Richard (Rick) Christmas and Jeffrey L. Struthers. There is still time for members to …

OPALCO Seeks Board Candidates for District 2 (Orcas et al)

Nominations are now open for the 2018 OPALCO Board of Directors election. There are two positions up for election in District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Big Double, Blakely, Fawn, Little Double and Obstruction islands). Interested co-op members from District 2 can apply to be nominated through our online nominations app at https://opalco.directnominations.net. The deadline is January 30th. The volunteer member Elections …

Peter Garlock Appointed to Fill OPALCO Board Vacancy

Peter Garlock

Peter Garlock of Lopez Island joins the OPALCO Board of Directors in February, 2018 to fill the vacancy created by Jim Lett upon his retirement. The OPALCO Board appointed Garlock to the position at the December board meeting. The volunteer member Election & Governance Committee (EGC) reviewed four applications for the vacancy. All candidates were interviewed by the EGC and …