Whitfield recognized for inventing pellet stove

Submitted by OPALCO

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative board vice president, inventor and former Boeing Engineer Dr. Jerry Whitfield of Shaw Island was recognized for his development of the highly efficient pellet stove, which burns compressed wood or biomass pellets. He was recognized in Seattle Magazine’s 2016 list of “Top Essential Innovations that Seattle Gave the World.” Congratulations, Whitfield!