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April 26: OPALCO Annual Meeting Festival: A NEW Member Appreciation Event Celebrating Local Power 

Get ready to rev up the excitement at the most electrifying event of the year – the ALL NEW OPALCO Annual Meeting Festival! Mark your calendars for April 26th, when the OPALCO Eastsound parking lot will be transformed into a hub of fun, freebies and festivities for the whole family from 3-6 pm.

Our littlest co-op members checking out the OPALCO bucket truck.

From swag giveaways to an EV show and informational booths, there’s something for everyone at this Co-op member appreciation event. OPALCO’s linecrew will host safety demos and games, showing how they keep our community powered up and safe. Kids can get their own lineworker hard hat, touch a truck and play in a bouncy house.

The BBQ will be fired up with hot dogs and hamburgers. Get up close and personal with the latest in electric vehicle (EV) technology, including the newest models from mainland EV dealers. Test drive an electric bike from Wildlife Cycles and check out the latest in home electric tools from Orcas Rental & Saw. Home efficiency experts will showcase ductless heat pumps and heat pump water heaters. 

Meet the Board! Co-op leadership will be on hand to answer questions about our tidal exploration project – and all things OPALCO. Co-op members can also learn more about our Bailer Hill Community Solar Project and get on the list for project updates and subscriptions. 

Feeling lucky? Don’t miss out on our incredible raffle, where you could walk away with fantastic, valuable and useful electric prizes that will leave you buzzing with excitement! Prizes include electric lawn tools, shop-vacs, cordless vacuums, kitchen tools, coolers, a paddleboard and more! Stop by the welcome booth under OPALCO’s covered front entry to get your bag of goodies and a schedule of events for the day.


Parking is on the east side of the OPALCO building at 183 Mt. Baker Road. We encourage EV drivers to bring their own electric vehicles to show at the festival. EVs may park on the west side of the parking lot in the designated area. 

If you are planning on coming over from other islands and need a shuttle ride from (and back to) the ferry, please email communications@opalco.com. Each year, the annual meeting festival will rotate to other islands.

So come one, come all, and join us for a day packed with fun, thrills, and plenty of sparks at the OPALCO Annual Meeting Festival. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! 

The business portion of the Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th @ 8:30a on Zoom. Board election results will be announced and the minutes from 2023 approved. Register for the annual business meeting at: https://www.opalco.com/event/opalco-annual-business-meeting/

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,400 members on 20 islands in San Juan County.  OPALCO provides electricity that is 97% greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937. Follow OPALCO @OrcasPower on Facebook.

Last modified onMonday, 15 April 2024 16:22

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