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OPALCO to Host Rep. Jeff Morris for Energy Talk

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative invites all members to attend the annual Ambassador’s Legislative Kick-Off meetings. There are meetings scheduled on Lopez, San Juan and Orcas Islands:

Lopez: Thursday, November 19th

1:00 – 3:00 pm, Woodmen Hall

Friday Harbor: Friday, November 20th

8:30 – 10:30 am, OPALCO Office

Eastsound: Friday, November 20th

2:00 – 4:00 pm, OPALCO Office

Washington State Representative Jeff Morris and Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association (WRECA) Director Kent Lopez will talk about what the coming carbon economy will mean to us in the Northwest and give a preview of energy issues that the Washington State Legislature will be addressing in the upcoming session. There will be a question and answer session with OPALCO Manager Randy Cornelius following the presentations. OPALCO’s new Energy Efficiency Specialist Anne Bertino will also be on hand to introduce herself and answer questions.

You don’t have to be signed up for OPALCO’s Ambassador Program to participate. Who is an Ambassador? Any OPALCO member who wants to be kept informed of the issues that have an effect on all co-op members such as: electric rates, energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon accountability and greenhouse gas emissions may opt into the Ambassadors grass-roots advocacy program.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to solson@opalco.com or 376-3537.

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.

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