Quick FactsAs a co-op, OPALCO is committed to its members. Here is a list of topics created to answer frequently asked questions:

    • Will there be enough power?: Climate change, legislation and rising costs are impacting where and how we get our energy resources. We must build our own resources for power.
    • OPALCO’s plan: Climate change is transforming our world. OPALCO has a bold action plan for our energy future. We need your help!
    • NRECA: National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association supports our  local co-op and our employees to better serve our membership.
    • Wireless Services: We follow all federal and industry guidelines for the health and safety of our members.
    • Ocean Health: OPALCO is committed to reducing carbon emissions for the health of the Salish Sea.
    • Cost of Service: Your power bill = the cost to deliver power.
    • Switch It Up!:  Beneficial Electrification can save members money.
    • Whales and Our Hydro System:  OPALCO supports our whales and our hydro system.
    • Debt and Capital Project: As not-for-profits, co-ops use debt to finance capital projects.
    • Rock Island and OPALCO: Together we are providing our island community with critical infrastructure.
    • Rates and Affordability: Keeping rates as low as possible.
    • Staff Compensation: Hiring and retaining top notch personnel is critical to the operation of OPALCO’s complex electrical and communications systems.
    • Elections: OPALCO’s Board of Director election is a cornerstone of Co-op Democracy.