Archive for OPALCO News: Renewable Energy

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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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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Town Hall Meeting Slides

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Please see the link below for a sampling of the slides from OPALCO’s Town Hall Meetings in March. A meeting is also scheduled for Shaw Island in May (date TBD). Town Hall Slides (June 2014)

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OPALCO Hears from Members at Town Hall Meetings: A Recap

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Thank you to the members who joined us at a series of Town Hall meetings in March. A total of 83 members attended the meetings (San Juan: 43, Orcas: 23, Lopez: 17). A Town Hall meeting on Shaw Island is scheduled for May (date TBD). We had very positive and productive conversations; board members, staff… 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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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

As uncertainty in pricing and power supply dominate the energy landscape, OPALCO is building on its strong foundation of energy efficiency and conservation programs to activate the Co-op community towards greater action and reward. The 2014 budget has allocated $100,000 in matching grant funds which will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations that can expand… READ MORE »

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