February 13, 2023

Oglethorpe Power Presents $1.5 Million Tax Payment to Heard County

Tucker, GA (Feb. 13, 2023) – Today Oglethorpe Power presented its 2022 ad valorem tax payment of more than $1.5 million to the Heard County Tax Commissioner’s office, which will benefit the county’s school systems and local government. The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s 30 percent ownership of the Hal B. Wansley coal-fired plant, which retired in 2022, and its 100 percent ownership of the Hawk Road and Chattahoochee natural gas-powered energy facilities, all located in Heard County.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative that is owned by and serves 38 consumer-owned, not-for-profit distribution cooperatives across Georgia, including Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, and Diverse Power, which provide electric service in Heard County and other area counties.

As an active corporate citizen in many counties across the state, Oglethorpe Power is dedicated to building strong community relationships and investing time, talent and resources to help enrich the lives of Georgia residents, with an emphasis on supporting low-income youth and enabling development through leadership and education programs. Last year in Heard County, Oglethorpe Power supported the REACH Georgia scholarship program and several efforts with the Heard County Community Partnership, including support for the student grocery store at Heard County High School and the county’s Thanksgiving turkey drive.

About Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $16 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.4 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 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. For more information, visit www.opc.com.


Contact: Blair Romero
Phone Number: 770-270-7290
Email: blair.romero@opc.com ­­­­