December 17, 2021

Oglethorpe Power Corp. Submits $5 Million Tax Payment to Appling County

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

(TUCKER, GA, December 17, 2021) – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently made its  2021 ad valorem tax payment of $5,316,109.36 to the Appling County Tax Commissioner’s office.  The payment is for OPC’s 30 percent interest in the Edwin I. Hatch nuclear plant and other facilities in Appling County.

The two-unit facility near Baxley is powered by clean nuclear power and is capable of producing approximately 1,755 megawatts of electric power.

For 2021, Oglethorpe Power will pay more than $43 million in ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs, including Satilla Rural EMC which serves Appling and several other counties

About Satilla REMC
Satilla REMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to nearly 40,000 members in Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Brantley, Coffee, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Tattnall, Ware and Wayne counties.

About Oglethorpe Power
Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with approximately $15 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, nuclear, hydroelectric and coal generating plants with a combined capacity of more than 8,300 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 Member Systems. Its headquarters are in Tucker, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb. For more information, visit www.opc.com.