January 28, 2021

Oglethorpe Power Submits $27.9 Million Tax Payment to Burke County

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

(TUCKER, GA., Jan. 28, 2021)  – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently made its  2020 ad valorem tax payment of $27,913,111.28 to the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s office. The payment represents Oglethorpe Power’s 30 percent ownership in units 1 and 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle nuclear plant now operating in Burke County, and its 30 percent ownership of Vogtle units 3 and 4, which are currently under construction.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Planters EMC and Jefferson Energy Cooperative, which provide electric service in Burke County and other area counties.

For 2020, Oglethorpe Power estimates it will pay more than $47 million in ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs, including Jefferson Energy and Planters EMC.

About Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $13 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.2 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 7,900 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 Member Systems. Its headquarters are in Tucker, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.