Archive for OPALCO News: Renewable Energy

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 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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Funhouse Commons Focused on Solar Education Project

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Funhouse Commons is in the process of becoming OPALCO’s 170th local renewable energy generator, bringing our total production to 1 megawatt capacity of locally produced power. The Funhouse will use their solar system as a demonstration project for renewable energy education while offsetting energy costs and storing energy credits on our cooperative grid for… 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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