March 29, 2021

Oglethorpe Power Submits $2.3 Million Tax Payment to Murray County

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

(TUCKER, GA., March 29, 2021)  – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently made its 2020 ad valorem tax payment of $2,343,449.18 to the Murray County Tax Commissioner’s office. The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’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.

For 2020, Oglethorpe Power estimates it will pay more than $47 million in ad valorem taxes for power generation 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 $14 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.3 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.