Archive for OPALCO News: Events

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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“Miracle Man” Kevin Zoerb Returns to Work: Community BBQ 10/3

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Lopez Island Journeyman Lineman Kevin Zoerb has returned to work following an arduous journey of surgeries and healing for injuries he received when coming into contact with a high voltage line in September of 2013. Dubbed the “Miracle Man” at Harborview Medical Center, Kevin has made a remarkable recovery. “We are thrilled to welcome Kevin… READ MORE »

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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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Index of Fun Facts: What Does it Take to Put on OPALCO’s Annual Meeting?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

11,198 ballots and ballot booklets printed and mailed 1,000 copies of the annual reports printed 750 cookies baked 400 bag lunches (10 caterers to prepare and serve them) 250 gifts for members + annual meeting packets 100 Co-op members to make a quorum 50 fabulous door prizes 45 fliers posted on community bulletin boards on… 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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