February 27, 2023

Oglethorpe Power Presents $37 Million Tax Payment to Burke County

Tucker, GA (Feb. 27, 2023) – Today Oglethorpe Power presented its 2022 ad valorem tax payment of more than $37 million to the Burke 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 in Plant Vogtle Units 1 and 2, a nuclear power plant located in Burke County, and its share of ownership in Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, which are currently under construction.

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 Jefferson Energy Cooperative and Planters EMC, which provide electric service in Burke 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 Burke County, Oglethorpe Power supported the Golden Harvest Food Bank, Burke Family YMCA 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.

About Jefferson Energy Cooperative

Jefferson Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 29,000 members in parts of eleven counties in the CSRA.

About Planters EMC

Planters EMC is an electric cooperative providing electricity and related services to 12,700 member-owners in Burke, Bulloch, Effingham, Emanuel, Jenkins, Richmond and Screven counties.


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