Archive for OPALCO News: Programs

Rock Island Communications: Why it Makes Good Sense for OPALCO

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The news last week that Orcas Power & Light Co-op and Rock Island have joined forces to deliver Internet services to islanders in San Juan County is the latest in a long chain of thoughtful decisions and deliberate action on the part of the OPALCO leadership. “This is a community effort reminiscent of getting electricity… READ MORE »

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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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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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Member Satisfaction Survey Results

Monday, August 11th, 2014

OPALCO Member Satisfaction Report 2014 Thank you to the 2,172 members who completed the survey! Please click the image for full survey findings + a copy of the actual survey questions and the narrative comments we received are linked below. We will be available to talk about these results at the County Fair: Aug 13-16…. READ MORE »

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Fun Facts: How much are we actually savings through our Energy Savings Program?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

How much are we actually saving through OPALCO’s Energy Saving Program 2,961,385  estimated kilowatt hour (kWh) savings from energy efficiency measures in our last biennium (7/1/12 – 6/30/14)* $783,270 distributed to members in our last biennium* 3,215 energy efficiency measures were implemented by OPALCO members in our last biennium 871.57 kW capacity of member generated… READ MORE »

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Seven Steps to Electrical Safety

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

OPALCO Linemen are first responders for public safety.  You can count on your Co-op to take care of downed lines and other power emergencies. If you see downed lines or other power emergencies, be a hero: call 911. OPALCO is serious about safety. Did you know? Some of our power lines are energized at 69,000… READ MORE »

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