March 4, 2020

Oglethorpe Power Delivers Large Tax Payment to Murray County

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

(TUCKER, GA., March 4, 2020)  – Oglethorpe Power recently presented a check for $1,272,718.20 to the Murray County Tax Commissioner’s Office, bringing Oglethorpe’s total 2019 ad valorem tax payment in Murray County to $2,176,214.20 for the organization’s ownership of the Thomas A. Smith electric-generating facility in Murray County.

Oglethorpe Power purchased the two-unit, combined-cycle power plant in 2011.  The facility is powered by clean-burning natural gas and is capable of producing more than 1,250 megawatts of electric power.  Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia.

Around the state, Oglethorpe Power will pay more than $43 million in 2019 property 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.