The Rural Electrification Administration approved a loan to OPALCO for $281,725: $78,500 to build new substations on Shaw and San Juan islands; $21,500 to construct 4.4 miles of … Read More
The submarine cable between Lopez and San Juan failed again. Diesel generators in Friday Harbor supplied power until the early morning of July 17, when the repaired cable … Read More
OPALCO’s Friday Harbor offices closed for reasons of economy. They reopened in September, 1960.
More than 350 people attended the Annual Meeting. State Senator Fred J. Martin spoke on the recent legislative session and developments regarding the proposed inter-island bridges. The 4-H … Read More
OPALCO has communicated with members in a variety of ways over the years. Early on, OPALCO had a regular spot in the local papers. Later, the monthly OPALCO … Read More
In 1956, General Manager George Letellier resigned and K. A. MacMillan was hired.
The four-year-old Lopez-to–San Juan Okonite submarine cable failed due to the tremendous tidal current. Repairs were not finished until May 9 and cost $32,294.27. In addition, the excess … Read More
Annual Meeting drew the largest crowd in the history of the San Juans: 910 members in attendance. There was a vote to decide where OPALCO’s headquarters should be … Read More