February 22, 2024

Oglethorpe Power Delivers $375,000 Tax Payment to Hart County

Hartwell, GA (Feb. 22, 2024) – Today, Oglethorpe Power and Hart EMC presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2023 ad valorem tax payment of more than $375,000 to the Hart 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 Hartwell Energy Facility, a 306-megawatt natural gas-fired generation asset in Hart 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 Hart EMC, which provides electric service in Hart 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. In Hart County, Oglethorpe Power is proud to support the REACH Georgia scholarship program, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, the Hart Imagination Library, the Hart Special Olympics and the Hart County Habitat for Humanity.

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 Hart EMC

Founded in 1937, Hart Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to deliver electricity to its nearly 27,583 members. As an electric co-op, Hart EMC plays a vital role in transforming the communities we serve. To learn more, visit


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