Back to Blog

OPALCO Crew Helps with Move of Salvaged House

On the morning of December first, OPALCO cleared the lines so that a 1912 Craftsman bungalow, originally from the Seattle area, could make the last leg of its journey to Olga where Fiona and Eddie Stone plan to restore it and call it home. Ironically, Fiona Stone has been working as a temporary employee at OPALCO for the past six weeks.

The Stones worked with Nickel Brothers to salvage the home that was slated for demolition. The home was transported by barge to Obstruction Pass, loaded onto a trailer and delivered. The OPALCO crew came out and dropped some lines, then pulled – or raised – lines out of the way along its route. There were no power outages taken. Steve Eyler, OPALCO Foreman says “It’s not the first time we’ve helped to move a house – but it doesn’t happen very often.”

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative electrical utility serving more than 11,000 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 95% greenhouse-gas free and is predominately generated by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937 to bring electricity to rural islanders.

You may also like...

solar shed

Calling All San Juan County Business Owners!

Now’s the time to Energize your Business with Powerful Incentives! OPALCO has been awarded grants funds to help business owners become more energy efficient. We are partnered with Sustainable Connections … Read more

New Annual Member Festival a Huge Success!

Hiester and Osterman Win Seats in OPALCO 2024 Board Election On Thursday April 25, at the OPALCO Business Annual Meeting, Rick Fant of the OPALCO Election and Governance Committee announced … Read more

Quick Fact: Rooftop Solar and Our Local Energy Future

Rooftop Solar and Our Local Energy Future Washington State is pushing hard to remove carbon emissions from our daily lives –  decommissioning coal plants and electrifying heating and transportation (including … Read more