OPALCO Hosts Kill-a-Watt Meter Workshops

In recognition of National Energy Awareness Month, the Energy Advisors from OPALCO have teamed up with local libraries to present a series of workshops in October to help members learn how to trim the waste from their electric usage and monthly bills using a Kill-a-Watt meter.

There are phantom electrical loads lurking in all of our homes, haunting our electric bills. Walk around your home at night and look for the tell-tale eyes: the colored lights on device chargers, computers, game systems and appliances. These phantom loads may seem harmless, but they can add up on your power bill. Co-op members are invited to join us for a hands-on workshop at your island’s library to learn how to use a Kill-a-Watt meter to test a variety of phantom load producing devices.


Orcas Library: Monday, October 22nd from 10-11:00 a.m.

Lopez Library: Thursday, October 25th from 2-3:00 p.m.

San Juan Library: Friday, October 26th from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Shaw Community Center: TBA

These workshops are free, and OPALCO has provided Kill-a-Watt meters at each island library that you can check out and use at home to spook your own phantoms out and make your bill less scary.