March 9, 2020

Area Co-ops and Oglethorpe Power Present Large Heard County Tax Payment

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

(TUCKER, GA., March 9, 2020)  – Officials from Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, and Oglethorpe Power recently presented a check for $810,575.10 to the Heard County Tax Commissioner’s Office, bringing Oglethorpe’s total 2019 ad valorem tax payment in Heard County to $2,666,157.51.

The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’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, all in Heard County.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, and Diverse Power, which provide electric service in Heard County and other area counties.

Around the state, Oglethorpe Power will pay more than $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.