OPALCO Powers 1191 Members

At 11 years old, OPALCO had 1191 consumers using an average of 171 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month. A total usage of 2,444,671 kWh generated $128,661.00 in energy sales. The average cost per kWh in the 1940s was 5.3 cents. OPALCO operations resulted in a deficit of $24,489.25, and at the end of 1949 OPALCO was delinquent in loan and interest payments to the REA in the amount of $49,560.20.