“OPALCO Puts Finishing Touches on Underground Cable Project,”by Marcia Gillingham. Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin (November, 2004), pp. 25-26. Click icon or image to open .pdf.
The Board approved the Island Network / Friday Harbor Intranet Pilot. A microwave link was installed connecting Friday Harbor to Lopez. In 2004, a grant from the San … Read More
Randy J. Cornelius was hired as General Manager. Cornelius came up through the ranks from journeyman lineman, later earning his degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. … Read More
Orcas Island residents Richard and Becky Greaves installed a 30kW photovoltaic (PV) system, the largest privately owned system in the Northwest and the largest local producer in OPALCO’s … Read More
OPALCO spent half a million dollars to clean up chemical contaminants in the ground at the old generator plant. Geo Engineers of Redmond, WA was hired to bring … Read More
BPA’s wholesale power rates increased by 50%. OPALCO avoided this increase by signing a pre-subscription contract, saving over $8 million in power costs over the next five years.
The Board approved a new communication system for OPALCO using fiber optics. BPA laid a new cable between Anacortes and Lopez Island and signed a 30-year agreement with … Read More
The Green Power Program began. Members who opted in paid a 4 cent-per-kWh premium on their bills. Of this amount, 2.5 cents paid for BPA’s Environmentally Preferred Power … Read More