Archive for OPALCO News: Awards


Friday, November 6th, 2015

OPALCO led a county-wide work group to identify the needs of our lowest-income residents and to collaborate on effective solutions. The findings show there is a broad spectrum of affordability needs to address and that an effective response will require county-wide agency participation. OPALCO will do its part, proposing new measures in the Co-op’s 2016… READ MORE »

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Letter from the General Manager: June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

In this month’s Letter from the General Manager: A history of ups and downs Co-ops operate at the cost of service This is our row to hoe We must stay the course Congratulations to Randy Cornelius

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Randy J. Cornelius Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Former General Manager and current Board Member, Randy J. Cornelius was honored by his peers with the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Life Member Award on May 20, 2015 during the association’s Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Cornelius earned the distinction for his 40 years of service in the electric utility business… READ MORE »

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Funhouse Commons Focused on Solar Education Project

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Funhouse Commons is in the process of becoming OPALCO’s 170th local renewable energy generator, bringing our total production to 1 megawatt capacity of locally produced power. The Funhouse will use their solar system as a demonstration project for renewable energy education while offsetting energy costs and storing energy credits on our cooperative grid for… READ MORE »

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Lopezians Recognized for Lifesaving Efforts

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

On October 3, 2014, more than 50 people gathered at OPALCO’s Lopez Crew Station to celebrate Journeyman Lineman Kevin Zoerb’s return to work and to recognize the community members who helped save his life. On September 20, 2013, Zoerb was injured when he came into contact with a high voltage line. General Manager Foster Hildreth… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Youth Earn Top Honors at Regional Co-op Leadership Camp

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Five Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholars selected by OPALCO attended the 2014 Idaho Consumer-Owned Utility Association (ICUA) Co-op Youth Rally at the College of Idaho this summer. Each made their mark on the regional youth leadership camp and each made the Co-op proud. The students selected as OPALCO’s 2014 Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship award… READ MORE »

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