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Lots of Opportunities to Participate in Your Local Co-op

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative committed to democratic member control and community involvement. In the coming weeks, there are a number of opportunities for OPALCO members to join in conversation with the Board, staff and each other. Members are encouraged to participate.

The second in a series of board work sessions on rates is scheduled for Friday, September 22 beginning at 10 am at the OPALCO office in Eastsound. This session will review and compare rate scenarios, examining member benefits and trade-offs. The first session, held in June, focused on budgetary issues. The series of workshops is in preparation for a comprehensive Cost of Service study in 2018.

Fall open house events are scheduled for the last week of September. These are informal opportunities for members to ask questions and engage in conversation with staff and leadership.

September 25: Lopez Woodmen Hall at  4:30 pm

September 26: Shaw Community Hall at @ 5:45 pm

September 27: San Juan Island Grange at 6 p.m. 

September 28: Orcas Senior Center at 6 p.m. 

In October, OPALCO is celebrating National Co-op Month in partnership with the Orcas Food Co-op and the San Juan Island Food Co-op. Members are invited to a series of member appreciation events with refreshments, give-aways and fun activities:

October 12: San Juan Island Food Co-op, From 6:30 to  8 pm

October 18: OPALCO Friday Harbor office, from 9 am to  3 pm

October 20: Orcas Food Co-op, from 11 am to  1 pm

October 24: OPALCO Lopez Crew Station, from 11 am to  2 pm

October 25: OPALCO Eastsound office, from 9 am to  3 pm

Get involved with your co-op today!

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,000 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 95% greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937.


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