OPALCO is asking all members to understand the sources of electric power and to be aware of their personal energy usage habits and savings options. Please join the OPALCO Energy Savings team, the M.O.R.E. (Member Owned Renewable Energy) committee, and Islands Energy at upcoming local Energy Fairs. Participate in solar home tours, efficiency and conservation workshops, kids activities, raffle prizes, and more! Here are the details:
San Juan Island: Saturday, May 17th; 10am to 3pm @ 95 Nichols Street
Lopez Island: Saturday, May 31st; 10am to 3pm @ Lopez Center for Community and the Arts
Orcas Island: Saturday, June 7th; 10am to 3pm @ Eastsound Village Green
Other highlights include:
- Free energy savings kits
- Demonstrations of electric vehicles
- A presentation about planned Community Solar projects
- Information about home energy audits and locally generated power
- Information about OPALCO efficiency rebate programs
- Local contractor booths
- Energy keynote speakers
- Live music by The Field Boats, a Lopez Island band
The Conservation District serves as an umbrella organization for other local and regional nonprofits joining the efforts to increase energy and conservation education and to pilot a Community Solar program in San Juan County. The collective group has adopted the name Islands Energy.
Due to limited availability and anticipated demand, reservations for the Home Energy Conservation Workshop and the Solar Home Tours are recommended. To reserve a spot, please call the Conservation District at 360-378-6621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.