Discover OPALCO’s powerful tools for businesses and farms; Get energy

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Come to a virtual workshop on June 28 at 5 p.m. to learn more about the Energize San Juans program for commercial and agricultural businesses. OPALCO received a USDA grant to provide energy audits, technical expertise, and a powerful incentive package to help San Juan County businesses become more energy efficient.

Doty’s Marketplace solar project on Orcas Island (2021)

In partnership with Sustainable Connections and the Community Energy Challenge, the Energize the San Juans program includes a comprehensive, discounted energy audit and a personalized energy action plan that provides recommendations for energy improvements. energy saving. The program can also provide a solar assessment to see how much of your energy consumption could be offset by producing your own electricity.

Once you’ve chosen the upgrades you want to make, the team will help you provide access discounts, grants and exclusive incentives, including free LED lighting upgrades and cash back . The Community Energy Challenge offers energy conservation expertise and incentives of up to $5,000 per business; OPALCO offers rebates or on-bill financing up to $100,000 per membership for efficiency projects; and the team stays with you from start to finish of your project – increasing your capacity and savings while reducing your stress.

Get started with an energy audit and then access:

 USDA grants available that can cover 25% of solar and energy upgrades for rural businesses

 Up to $5,000 in energy-saving incentives through the Community Energy Challenge – including up to $1,000 in LED bulbs

 26% tax credit to offset the cost of solar panels

 Super reduced and low cost energy audit for businesses of all sizes

 On-bill rebates and financing up to $100,000 from OPALCO

“The Sustainable Connections team has been so helpful!” said Patty Miller of Doty’s Marketplace. “They provided me with support and technical expertise throughout the project and helped me secure a successful REAP grant application – which covered 25% of my project.”

Discover the Doty’s Marketplace project that was carried out using this program: https://energysavings.opalco.com/dotys-marketplace-goes-solar/.

Join the conversation on June 28 by registering online: https://www.opalco.com/event/powerful-savings-for-businesses-energize-san-juans/.

You can also contact Sustainable Connections to get started today at energy@sustainableconnections.org.

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,400 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 97% greenhouse gas free and produced mainly by hydroelectric power stations. OPALCO was founded in 1937. Follow OPALCO @OrcasPower on Facebook and Twitter.

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