February 13, 2023
Oglethorpe Power Presents $3 Million Tax Payment to Monroe County
Tucker, GA (Feb. 13, 2023) – Today Oglethorpe Power presented its 2022 ad valorem tax payment of more than $3 million to the Monroe County Tax Commissioner’s office, which will benefit the county’s school systems and local government. 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 that is owned by and serves 38 consumer-owned, not-for-profit distribution cooperatives across Georgia, including Central Georgia EMC, Southern Rivers Energy and Flint Energies, which provide electric service in Monroe 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 addition to donating land for the construction of a new Monroe County fire station, Oglethorpe Power also supported the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and the REACH Georgia scholarship program.
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