The Island Way

What we share is stronger than what we face

What will it mean in the coming years, to sustain our island communities? To recognize change and find our way through it? Where will we find the power we need? Only here, only in ourselves. This is the task that has come to us.

But we aren’t alone. We have the advantage of the most advanced energy technology on the planet—if we choose to seize it. We have a utility model that’s equal parts cooperation and independence—if we choose to trust it, and magnify its strengths. And we have a long-standing habit of thinking off the coast of the expected—if we choose to unite and use it to shape the future we want.

Our Energy Future

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Switch It Up!

Check out OPALCO’s on-bill financing program where you can save now and pay later.


Electric Vehicles

Learn more about going electric for transportation. Compare models, savings and FAQs.


Community Solar

OPALCO is building our second Community Solar project for members to be a part of. Coming in 2023!

Co-op Members Making a Difference


CALLING ELECTRIC VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS AND THE EV CURIOUS! EV Jamboree at County Fairgrounds will ELECTRIFY! Wednesday, June 8th 3–6pm – FREE!

EVERYONE is invited to the OPALCO EV Jamboree at the San Juan County Fairgrounds to celebrate and explore electric vehicles of all types. There will be new EVs to test … Read more

Island Way Workshops: OPALCO Wants You (to be prepared)!

We are on the cusp of a major energy shift.  Weather patterns are hitting both extremes due to climate change; legislative mandates to remove fossil fuels require development of new … Read more
photo of Crew and equipment on Shaw Island 2015

Heroes of Power Outage Restoration

See the full slideshow of outage repair photos. It was a dark and stormy night on Sunday, December 6th with wind gusts reported from 60 to 100mph. At about 6:30 … Read more