If you pay your power bill to OPALCO, you’re a member of the Co-op. Each year OPALCO holds its annual meeting to update the membership on the state of the Co-op and to announce election results for the OPALCO Board. While this year’s meeting on Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m.will be on Zoom, all your favorite annual meeting traditions will be included. There are more than 25 prizes to be awarded to members in attendance and each member gets a bill credit. Prizes include electric lawn tools, battery back-up for your electronics, home goods and gift cards. Prizes are sponsored by our partners and vendors.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Island Way.” Using the Zoom Webinar platform, the OPALCO team will give a state of the co-op and talk about OPALCO’s plans for our energy future. The OPALCO board will be there to answer questions and hear comments from members. At the end of the meeting there will a be drawing to give out the prizes (to be distributed the following week).
OPALCO is also holding a series of Island Way workshop sessions following the Annual Meeting to help members prepare their homes and businesses to meet the challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels. Each time a member attends a session (beginning with the annual meeting), they will receive another entry into the raffle drawing to win a Greenworks electric lawnmower, or 10 shares of the 2021 Community Solar project! Raffle results will be announced Oct. 1, 2021. Dates for workshop sessions are:
May 5 @ 5 p.m.: Solar Town Hall #1 – Virtual
May 27 @ 5 p.m.: The Island Way – Virtual
June 1 @ 5 p.m.: Get the most out your Ductless Heat Pump – Virtual
June 14 @ 12 p.m.: Switch It Up! – Virtual
August 5 @ 4:30 p.m.: Electric Vehicle Fair – OPALCO Parking Lot
August 26 @ 12 p.m.: How to use SmartHub – Virtual
September 20 @ 5 p.m.: Solar Town Hall #2 – Virtual
Find the full list of Island Way Session details at www.opalco.com/calendar. Island Way sessions are interactive hour-long sessions designed to help members get the information and support they need to prepare for a sustainable energy future.
OPALCO is required by the Rural Utilities Services (RUS) to hold an annual meeting each year. Register for the
Annual Meeting at www.opalco.com. The 2020 Annual Report will be posted on the OPALCO website the week of April 24.