June 18, 2019

Oglethorpe Power Donates Vehicle Lift to Automotive Technician Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Contact:  Terri Statham
Phone Number:  770-270-6990
Email:  terri.statham@opc.com­­­­

(Tucker, Ga., June 18, 2019) – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently donated the company’s decommissioned vehicle lift to the Automotive Technician Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The lift provides students working toward their Automotive Service Excellence Certificate improved access to work underneath vehicles.

“The lift donated by Oglethorpe Power, which is valued at more than our program budget, replaced our aging equipment and comes with advanced capabilities that will allow our students to work underneath the newer and heavier vehicle models that are manufactured today,” states Pete Lute, instructor for the Automotive Technician Program. “We are grateful for the corporate stewardship of Oglethorpe Power and their investment in our students’ future.”

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is located in Floyd County, where Oglethorpe Power operates Rocky Mountain Pumped-storage Hydroelectric Plant, a power generating facility capable of producing 1,095 megawatts of electricity.

­“As an active corporate citizen of Floyd County, we believe in the importance of partnering with the communities where our power plants operate,” states Diane McClearen, community relations director for Oglethorpe Power. “We are pleased that our automotive lift is being repurposed in a meaningful way, supporting the next generation workforce of Floyd County.”

About Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $12 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.1 million Georgia residents. A proponent of conscientious energy development and use, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable and affordable energy with environmental responsibility and has an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear generating plants with a combined capacity of nearly 7,800 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 Member Systems. Its headquarters are in Tucker, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.