Archive for OPALCO News: It's Electrifying

It’s Electrifying is an OPALCO news column that runs in San Juan County papers.

OPALCO Construction Project on Cattle Point Road

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

OPALCO is preparing to install 2.2 miles of conduit and facilities for a new underground feeder and distribution line from the intersection of Argyle Road and Pear Point Road south along Cattle Point Road to Little Road on San Juan Island. We hope to begin the project this fall, weather permitting, and work will likely… READ MORE »

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Building the Infrastructure to Serve Our Members

Friday, October 11th, 2013

OPALCO is looking to CenturyLink–as well as to other ISPs–to utilize our infrastructure for the benefit of our membership and, in particular, to improve access to broadband in San Juan County. Productive negotiations with CenturyLink leadership continue, and progress has been made toward agreements that would give CenturyLink access to our network at the cost… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Passes $$ and Energy Savings to Co-op Members

Friday, July 19th, 2013

OPALCO distributed more than $230,000 in rebates for energy efficiency and conservation measures to 383 co-op members since October 2012. These rebates are funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) through our wholesale power bill. OPALCO funds the Energy Services staffing so that every conservation dollar from BPA is passed through to our members. We… READ MORE »

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Moving Closer to Broadband Expansion

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

OPALCO’s Broadband Expansion Project moved a few steps closer to reality this January when OPALCO released the results of an engineering feasibility study commissioned in late 2011. The study was conducted by a telecommunications consulting fi rm, and the results are encouraging. Islanders need faster, more reliable internet connections, and the study suggests it can be done here—despite the islands’… READ MORE »

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Capital Credit Checks are in the Mail

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Were you a member of OPALCO in 1986? If so, you may be among the 3,692 people who will get a check from OPALCO later this month as capital credits are distributed. This is one of the distinctions that make an electric co-op unique: it is truly member owned and operated and we each have a “stake” in the… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Studies Broadband Expansion

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

OPALCO is committed to providing our member owners with reliable, cost-effective utility services— and has been doing so since 1937. We are cooperating with emergency services and public safety providers, the Economic Development Council and other stakeholders in the County to study how county-wide access to broadband (high-speed internet) services would benefi t our members. Please watch for a green survey postcard in… READ MORE »

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