February 13, 2024

Oglethorpe Power Delivers $745,000 Tax Payment to Talbot County

Talbotton, GA (Feb. 13, 2024) – Today, Oglethorpe Power, Flint Energies and Upson EMC presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2023 ad valorem tax payment of more than $745,000 to the Talbot 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 Talbot Energy Facility, a 679-megawatt natural gas-fired generation asset located in Talbot 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 Flint Energies and Upson EMC, which provide electric service in Talbot County and other area counties.

As an engaged corporate citizen in many counties throughout the state, Oglethorpe Power is dedicated to fostering strong community relationships and identifying areas of need that can enhance the quality of life for Georgia residents, with an emphasis on supporting underserved youth and enabling development through leadership and education programs. Recently, the company funded the purchase of new turnout gear for the Talbot County volunteer fire department. Oglethorpe Power has also supported Feeding the Valley food bank, sponsored 4-H’s Project Safe, donated to the Central Elementary-High School after-school program and provided funding for the REACH Georgia scholarship program.

About Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power is among the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives and is one of the largest energy producers in Georgia. With more than $16 billion in assets, Oglethorpe Power owns and operates a diverse portfolio of resources to provide reliable, affordable, safe and environmentally responsible energy to 38 consumer-owned, not-for-profit Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMCs) that provide retail electricity to approximately 4.4 million Georgians. Through its investment in nuclear, natural gas, hydro and coal resources, Oglethorpe Power’s generation fleet has a combined capacity of more than 8,500 megawatts. For more information, visit www.opc.com.

About Flint Energies

Flint Energies is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by its members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint employs 217 employees and serves more than 95,000 electric meters. We are 100% locally controlled and democratically governed by nine Directors elected from among the membership. In 1937, Flint Energies was created to bring people together to meet common needs like reliable electric energy, and our mission remains focused on improving the quality of life in Middle Georgia. Flint Energies is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Follow Flint on X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram and Facebook.

About Upson EMC

Headquartered in Thomaston, GA, Upson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) serves approximately 7,200 member-owners and 9,500 electric services in west central Georgia. Upson EMC has 21 full-time employees. The Cooperative serves a mixture of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural members located in seven counties (Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Talbot, Taylor and Upson) and spreads across 1,400 miles of line.


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