April 25, 2024

Oglethorpe Power Delivers $3.6 Million Tax Payment to Monroe County

Forsyth, GA (April 25, 2024) – Today, Oglethorpe Power, Central Georgia EMC, Flint Energies and Southern Rivers Energy presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2023 ad valorem tax payment of more than $3.6 million to the Monroe County Tax Commissioner’s office, which will benefit the county’s school systems and local government. The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s 60 percent ownership in Units 1 and 2 of the Robert W. Scherer coal-fired plant and other properties in Monroe 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 Central Georgia EMC, Flint Energies and Southern Rivers Energy, which provide electric service in Monroe 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. Last year, Oglethorpe Power supported the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, the REACH Georgia scholarship program and Rob’s Place & The Sunshine Foundation.

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 Central Georgia EMC

Central Georgia EMC is a customer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 65,000 billed accounts in 15 counties (Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Newton, Pike, Putnam, and Spalding). Central Georgia EMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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 Southern Rivers Energy

Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 21,000 billed accounts in nine counties including parts of Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike Spalding and Upson. Headquartered in Barnesville, GA, the cooperative has been enhancing the quality of life for its members and communities for more than 85 years. Learn more at southernriversenergy.com or follow SRE on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).



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