Archive for August, 2010

MORE Meeting

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The MORE Steering Committee met on 8/18/10 and minutes are now posted on the MORE page. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1st at 8:30 am at the Masonic Lodge in Friday Harbor (15 Second St.). The public is welcome.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by OPALCO’s booth at the County Fair last week. We had some great conversations and enlightened a lot of members about our energy services programs and rebates.

County Fair

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

OPALCO is at the County Fair with great information on energy efficiency measures, rebates and – of course – the ever popular electrical safety demonstration. There are prizes and give-aways for all. OPALCO staff are on hand to answer your questions and help you to figure out your energy savings plan.

Working together through energy efficiency and conservation, we can make a difference – managing our load and keeping rates down. Come visit the booth at the Fair!

Board Meeting Agenda

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The OPALCO Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 19th on Lopez (Fire Hall, 8:00am) will include a 15-minute presentation by Chom Greacen on “Energy Efficiency and Green Power.” Board Member and Chair of the M.O.R.E. Steering Committee Winnie Adams will give an update on M.O.R.E. Click for board agenda.

OPALCO Board meetings are open to the public.

2009 Fuel Mix and MORE

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Washington State Department of Commerce publishes an annual report on OPALCO’s fuel mix (the generated power received from Bonneville Power Administration and distributed by OPALCO). Our 2009 fuel mix was 93% greenhouse gas free and included 82.87% hydro-electric power. Click to see the full report.

The minutes of the 8/4 MORE Steering Committee are now posted. The committee passed a motion to: “create a (green power) program with a feed-in tariff with a cap and floor based on volunteer donations.” ¬†Go to the MORE page for the full minutes.

The next meeting of the MORE Steering Committee is schedule for Wednesday, August 18th at Orcas Landing (Russell’s) beginning at 10:30 am.