January 7, 2020

Hart EMC And Oglethorpe Power Present Large Hart County Tax Payment

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

(TUCKER, GA, Jan. 7, 2020)  – Officials from Hart EMC and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2019 ad valorem tax payment of $378,222.51 to the Hart County Tax Commissioner’s office.

The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s ownership of the Hartwell Energy Facility, a natural gas-powered plant capable of producing more than 300 megawatts of electric power.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Hart EMC, which provides electric service in Hart County and other area counties.

Around the state, Oglethorpe Power will pay approximately $43 million in 2019 ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs.

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 approximately 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.