April 11, 2024

Oglethorpe Power Delivers $860,000 Tax Payment to Effingham County

Springfield, GA (April 11, 2024) – Today, Oglethorpe Power, Planters EMC and Excelsior EMC presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2023 ad valorem tax payment of more than $860,000 to the Effingham 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 Bobby C. Smith Jr. Energy Facility, a 500-megawatt natural gas-fired generation asset located in Effingham 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 Planters EMC and Excelsior EMC, which provide electric service in Effingham County and surrounding 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. Last year in Effingham County, Oglethorpe Power supported America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Food Bank, the REACH Georgia scholarship program, the Working For A Purpose Foundation and the Xcel Mentoring 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 Planters EMC

Planters EMC is an electric cooperative that provides electricity and related services to 13,200 member-owners in Burke, Bulloch, Effingham, Emanuel, Jenkins, Richmond, and Screven counties.

About Excelsior EMC

Excelsior EMC is proud to supply quality and reliable electric services to more than 18,000 members across Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Emanuel, Jenkins, and Tattnall Counties.



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