Up your energy game at OPALCO workshop, May 27

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.

Are you ready for the shift away from fossil fuels? OPALCO’s Island Way campaign is here to help co-op members prepare for the energy future that is coming FAST. This (virtual) workshop is the second in a series designed to give members the tools they’ll need to prepare their homes and businesses.

In this event on Zoom, we’ll explain what’s happening in our energy world and share the tools and resources that are available to help members start saving money now while preparing for a more affordable energy future. David Griffin of Island eCars will be on board to talk about the EV Happy Deal, and we’ll cover the Switch it Up on-bill financing program for efficiency upgrades like ductless heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, EV chargers and fiber to the home. Learn about OPALCO’s plans to use more renewable energy sources like solar and battery storage. The hour-long session will provide plenty of time for community discussion. What are you most interested in?

OPALCO is raffling off some great prizes to members who participate in these Island Way workshops: a Greenworks electric lawnmower and ten shares of the 2021 Community Solar Project. OPALCO members will enter to win with each session they attend, which began with the Annual Meeting (4/24). The more sessions attended, the more entries in the raffle! The two winning names will be drawn on Oct. 1.

To get the link for any of the Island Way workshops, please email communications@opalco.com. Upcoming workshops:

June 1 @ 5 p.m.: Get the most out of your Ductless Heat Pump – Virtual

June 14 @ 12 p.m.: Switch It Up! – Virtual

Aug. 5 @ 4:30 p.m.: EV Jamboree – OPALCO Parking Lot- Eastsound

Aug. 26 @ 12 p.m.: How to use SmartHub – Virtual

Sept. 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.