HOW WE OPERATE

POWERING GEORGIA

For the 38 EMCs we serve, a significant amount of the power they distribute comes from Oglethorpe Power. Using a diverse energy portfolio, we supply energy that is delivered to millions of homes, businesses and public institutions.

Generation
Transmission
Distribution
Generation

Oglethorpe Power generates electricity for Georgia's electric membership corporations (EMCs) utilizing a diverse portfolio of nuclear, natural gas, coal and hydroelectric resources.

Transmission

Through high-voltage power lines, electricity is transmitted across Georgia’s electric grid, connecting millions to reliable and affordable energy.

Distribution

Local EMCs deliver electricity to homes and businesses over separate networks of lower-voltage distribution lines.

GEORGIA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

Our customers are 38 of Georgia's electric membership corporations (EMCs). These member-owned electric utilities distribute power to their customers: residents, businesses and public institutions. That’s about 4.1 million people across Georgia.

GENERATING FACILITIES

Explore and learn more about our generation facilities across the state.

Headquarters
EMC Coverage Area
Supported by Oglethorpe Power
Coal
  • Hal B. Wansley Coal-fired Plant

  • Robert W. Scherer Coal-fired Plant

Gas
  • Chattahoochee Energy Facility

  • Doyle Energy Facility

  • Hartwell Energy Facility

  • Hawk Road Energy Facility

  • Sewell Creek Energy Facility

  • Smarr Energy Facility

  • Talbot Energy Facility

  • Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility

Hydro
  • Rocky Mountain Pumped-storage Hydroelectric Plant

Nuclear
  • Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant

  • Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant

Renewables
Hal B. Wansley Coal-fired Plant
Hal B. Wansley Coal-fired Plant

Location:Heard County

Type:Coal-fired

Units:Two

Total MW:1,744

Oglethorpe Power MW:523*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:30%

Operator:Georgia Power Company

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Robert W. Scherer Coal-fired Plant
Robert W. Scherer Coal-fired Plant

Location:Monroe County

Type:Coal-fired

Units:Four

Total MW:1,717 (Units 1 & 2 Only)

Oglethorpe Power MW:1,030*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:60% of Units 1 & 2

Operator:Georgia Power Company

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Chattahoochee Energy Facility
Chattahoochee Energy Facility

Location:Heard County

Type:Gas-fired combined-cycle

Units:One

Total MW:458*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:100%

Operator:Under contract with Siemens

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Doyle Energy Facility
Doyle Energy Facility

Location:Walton County

Type:Gas-fired combustion turbine

Units:Five

Total MW:341*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:100%

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Hartwell Energy Facility
Hartwell Energy Facility

Location:Hart County

Type:Gas-fired combustion turbine

Units:Two

Total MW:301*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:100%

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Hawk Road Energy Facility
Hawk Road Energy Facility

Location:Heard County

Type:Gas-fired combustion turbine

Units:Three

Total MW:487*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:100%

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Sewell Creek Energy Facility
Sewell Creek Energy Facility

Location:Polk County

Type:Gas-fired combustion turbine

Units:Four

Total MW:506*

Ownership:Smarr EMC

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Smarr Energy Facility
Smarr Energy Facility

Location:Monroe County

Type:Gas-fired combustion turbine

Units:Two

Total MW:222*

Ownership:Smarr EMC

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Talbot Energy Facility
Talbot Energy Facility

Location:Talbot County

Type:Gas-fired combustion turbine

Units:Six

Total MW:682*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:100%

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility
Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility

Location:Murray County

Type:Gas-fired combined-cycle

Units:Two

Total MW:1,260*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:100%

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Rocky Mountain Pumped-storage Hydroelectric Plant
Rocky Mountain Pumped-storage Hydroelectric Plant

Location:Floyd County

Type:Hydroelectric

Units:Three

Total MW:1,095

Oglethorpe Power MW:817*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:74.6%

Operator:Oglethorpe Power Corporation

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant
Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Location:Burke County

Type:Nuclear

Units:Two (Units 3 and 4 under construction)

Total MW:2,297

Oglethorpe Power MW:689*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:30%

Operator:Southern Nuclear Operating Company

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.

Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant
Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant

Location:Appling County

Type:Nuclear

Units:Two

Total MW:1,755

Oglethorpe Power MW:527*

Oglethorpe Power Ownership:30%

Operator:Southern Nuclear Operating Company

*Based on Oglethorpe Power Total Indicative Summer 2018 Planning Reserve Capacity​. Numbers are rounded.