January 18, 2022

Oglethorpe Power Submits $4.6 Million Tax Payment to Monroe County

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

(TUCKER, Ga., Jan. 18, 2022)  – Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently made its  2021 ad valorem tax payment of $4,623,763.05 to the Monroe County Tax Commissioner’s office. The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s 60 percent ownership in Units 1 and 2 of the Robert W. Scherer coal-fired plant and other properties in Monroe County.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Central Georgia EMC and Southern Rivers Energy, which provide electric service in Monroe County and other area counties.

For 2021, Oglethorpe Power estimates it will pay more than $55 million in ad valorem taxes for power generation facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs, including Central Georgia EMC and Southern Rivers Energy.

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