November 20, 2019

Oglethorpe Power Donates $1,000 to Heard County High School

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

(TUCKER, Ga, Nov. 20, 2019) – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented a check for $1,000 to Heard County High School. The donation will be used to fund Heard County High School’s existing Mentoring Program and the expansion of the program to include 6th-8th grade students.  The program is designed to improve the four-year graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate of all high school students.

“Heard County High School is committed to meeting the education needs of all our students and preparing them to meet the challenges of the future.  Developing strong partnerships among families, businesses, and community groups will help us accomplish our goals,” states J.J. Wahl, assistant principal and partnership coordinator, Heard County High School.

Oglethorpe Power’s presence in Heard County includes the company’s 30 percent ownership in the Hal B. Wansley coal-fired plant and 100 percent ownership in the Hawk Road and Chattahoochee natural gas-powered energy facilities.

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.