OPALCO signed a record 20-year, full-requirement contract with Bonneville Power for supplying power, locking into a tiered rate structure that guaranteed the Co-op its full share of clean hydro-power … Read More
May 2011: A group of OPALCO members form a committee to build a new Green Power Program and M.O.R.E. (Member Owned Renewable Energy) is launched to provide incentives … Read More
OPALCO purchased a Nissan LEAF, a 100% battery-powered, zero-emission electric vehicle for OPALCO business. Electric Vehicle charging stations on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Island are updated to … Read More
2011- 2012: OPALCO began to study expanding its fiber infrastructure to provide broadband (high-speed Internet) services to its members.
OPALCO built its own redundant microwave backup system covering Friday Harbor, Eastsound, and Bellingham for its fiber infrastructure. Medical centers on Lopez and Orcas Islands subscribed to Island … Read More
After the laying of submarine power cables to the mainland in the 1950s, OPALCO’s old deisel generators fell into disuse. Several were maintained for a few decades as back-up … Read More
OPALCO began providing Island Network Internet services and advanced Ethernet services to a limited number of public organizations and targeted businesses. San Juan County subscribed to the first … Read More