February 27, 2023
Oglethorpe Power Presents $2.8 Million Tax Payment to Murray County
Tucker, GA (Feb. 27, 2023) – Today Oglethorpe Power presented its 2022 ad valorem tax payment of more than $2.8 million to the Murray County Tax Commissioner’s office, which will benefit the county’s school systems and local government. The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s ownership of the Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility, a 1,317-megawatt natural gas-fired generation asset located in Murray 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 Amicalola EMC, which provides electric service in Murray County and surrounding 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 Murray County, Oglethorpe Power supported the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, the Murray County School System Special Needs Program and the Murray County Boys & Girls Club.
“Although power generation is our business, Oglethorpe Power’s focus goes beyond the nuts and bolts of generating reliable, cost-effective electricity,” said Mike D’Avico, Plant Manager of the Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility. “We believe in being a good neighbor and a community partner, and I am proud to support the betterment of Murray County and have our generation plant call this wonderful community home.”
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.
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