Archive for OPALCO News: Board

OPALCO Board Approves Bylaw Revision

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Revisions made to the Orcas Power & Light Co-op Bylaws in December 2014 inadvertently shortened the time between the Committee on Nominations announcement of candidates and the deadline for nominations-by-member petition. OPALCO staff recommended that extending the duration between the two nomination processes by 10 days, from sixty to seventy days in advance of the… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Board Candidates Announced

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Our local member-owned electric cooperative, Orcas Power & Light Co-op, announces the slate of candidates for its Board of Directors. This is each member’s opportunity to influence who sets Co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election, regardless of their home district, with one vote per membership. For… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Board of Directors Nominations by Committee

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The Committee on Nominations has named the following as OPALCO Board of Director candidates for the two open seats in District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Blakely, Obstruction, Big Double, Little Double and Fawn Islands): Winnie Adams, Randy Cornelius, Ed Sutton and Chris Thomerson. Members have until Monday, March 9, 2015 to file for candidacy by petition… READ MORE »

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OPALCO RATE INCREASE EXAMINED

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Beginning in February, electric rates are going up. Residential members with average energy usage will see their OPALCO bill go up about $10/month. The rate increase is based on a number of factors, primarily making sure our revenue is adequate to meet budgeted expenses and covering the cost of upcoming submarine cable replacements over the… READ MORE »

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Submarine Cables & Revenue Shortfall Drive Rates Up

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

TYPICAL RESIDENTIAL MEMBER WILL SEE AN AVERAGE 9% INCREASE IN 2015 OPALCO leadership has approved a new rate structure and 2015 budget that include rate increases for all members. There is no getting around it: we are facing expensive submarine cable replacements beginning in 2015 and continuing for the next 20 years. In addition, we… READ MORE »

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Survey Results are in: 91% of Members are Satisfied, More to Gain through Energy Savings, Internet Services a Hot Topic

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is listening to its members. A web-based member satisfaction survey was recently offered to all 11,281 members in exchange for a $5 bill credit. Participation was great: 2,172 surveys were completed between May 3rd and June 20th, representing about 20% of the membership. The full results are linked here: OPALCO… READ MORE »

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