...1991 - Present

Third Electric Vehicle Added to Fleet

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

Giant Residential Solar Array Starts Feeding Power into OPALCO Grid

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 Starts Selling “Green Power”

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

E-Car Charging Stations Installed

1993:  OPALCO installed the first electric car recharging stations on San Juan Island.

Electric Vehicles Join OPALCO Motor Pool

OPALCO purchased its first two electric vehicles with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy:  a General Motors G-Van and a Solectria Force, a retrofit based on … Read More