Archive for OPALCO News: Programs

OPALCO Board Approves 2016 Budget and Rates

Monday, November 30th, 2015

OPALCO’s Board of Directors has approved the 2016 budget with measures in place to keep our Co-op financially healthy, following two years of declining energy sales. Members’ bills will go up by an average of 5% beginning in January and a new Energy Assistance Program will provide a monthly discount to qualified households. The full… READ MORE »

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OPALCO RELEASES LOW-INCOME NEEDS ASSESSMENT FINDINGS: PROPOSES ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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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Local Co-ops Join in Celebration of National Co-op Month

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The Orcas Food Co-op, San Juan Island Food Co-op and OPALCO have joined forces to bring the National Co-op Month celebration San Juan County. During the month of October, we are cooperatively offering family activities, co-op talks, film showings, goodies and a Gold Star Co-op Member checklist with prizes and a raffle drawing. Get the… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Member Survey on Rates and Funding Priorities

Friday, August 14th, 2015

As OPALCO leadership prepare for the 2016 budget and rate discussions, members are encouraged to give their feedback on rates and funding priorities through an online survey at energysavings.opalco.com/survey. The survey is open until September 15th. In addition to soliciting member feedback on rate structure options, the survey addresses how OPALCO should fund incentives for… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Member Comments Posted Online

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

OPALCO is listening. Of the 337 people who attended OPALCO’s 78th Annual Meeting, 54 members submitted questions and comments for staff to respond to. Member comments, questions and answers have been posted online in our Recently Asked Questions. All but four of those members have been contacted personally with a response (four did not give… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Scholarship Applications Due

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

What do San Juan County high-school scholars say about the Youth Rally and OPALCO’s Scholarship Program? “My sense of the world was changed …” –Brodie Miller, Spring Street School “I made friendships that will last a lifetime…” –Cameron Schuh, Orcas Island High School “I had an amazing time at the Rally. They did a perfect… READ MORE »

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