Orcas Power & Light - MORE Green Power Program (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Orcas Power & Light - MORE Green Power Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies. Current incentive for systems coming online July 1, 2014 or later is 0.035/kWh.

Eligible System Size Up to 200 kW

Start Date 2011-07-01

Funding Source Member Contributions

Terms Incentive based off of year in which renewable energy system is interconnected.
Program Administrator Orcas Power & Light Cooperative
Website http://www.opalco.com/energy-services/renewable-generation/m-o-r-e/

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Orcas Power and Light (OPALCO), an electric cooperative serving Washington’s San Juan Islands, provides a performance-based incentive for residential and commercial members who generate energy from photovoltaics, wind, micro-hydroelectric and other small-scale renewable energy sources. The Member Owned Renewable Energy (MORE) Program is funded by voluntary member donations to provide a production credit to local renewable member generators.

Incentive payments will be paid per kilowatt hour (kWh) of production, with a rate based on the year in which the system is interconnected. In 2014, incentive rates were adjusted to accommodate faster growth in MORE installations than voluntary contributions.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Amy Saxe
Department Orcas Power & Light Cooperative

Address 183 Mount Baker Road

Place Eastsound, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98245
Phone (360) 376-3571

Email asaxe@opalco.com
Website http://www.opalco.com/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"