Archive for OPALCO News: Awards

OPALCO Passes $46,230 in BPA Rebates onto Friday Harbor Labs

Monday, June 9th, 2014

OPALCO Energy Savings Specialist Elisa Howard presented University of Washington (UW) Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) Interim Director Billie Swalla and UW Dean of the College of the Environment and Prentice and Virginia Bloedel Professor Lisa J. Graumlich with a check for $46,230. The Friday Harbor Labs completed a substantial lighting efficiency upgrade project in late… READ MORE »

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Dauciunas and Hall Keep Seats in OPALCO Election; Hildreth Named GM

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

OPALCO members made a good showing for the election with a total of 2524 ballots received (2,475 absentee + 49 on the ferry) – representing 23% of the membership (11,198 members). The successful candidates were incumbents Vince Dauciunas and Glenna Hall for District 1. The member initiated bylaw amendments were both unsuccessful: Bylaw Amendment #1… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Election Open; Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 3rd

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Our member-owned electric cooperative is holding its annual meeting and election for the Board of Directors. This is every members’ opportunity to influence who sets our co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election– regardless of their home district. In this election, there are six candidates running for… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Invests in Energy Savings to Keep Member Costs Down

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

OPALCO recently announced a 6% rate increase beginning in March. What can we do to keep member costs down? Energy efficiency and conservation activities and gains are key tools for minimizing kWh usage and helping members to control their utility bills. Every little bit helps: the Northwest Power and Conservation Council states “Nearly 60% of… READ MORE »

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

As uncertainty in pricing and power supply dominate the energy landscape, OPALCO is building on its strong foundation of energy efficiency and conservation programs to activate the Co-op community towards greater action and reward. The 2014 budget has allocated $100,000 in matching grant funds which will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations that can expand… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Earns Top Communication Awards

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

At the Northwest Public Power Association’s annual Northwest Innovations Conference in September, OPALCO was honored with two of the top Excellence in Communication awards: first place for best annual report publication (2012) and another first place for a collection of commemorative items created for the Co-op’s 75th Anniversary celebration. The Excellence in Communication contest recognizes… READ MORE »

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