April 22, 2019

County receives large tax payment

(Photo: Oglethorpe Power Co.)

(Tucker, GA) — Officials from Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented a check for $801,188.93 to Heard County’s Tax Commissioner Office, bringing Oglethorpe’s total 2018 ad valorem tax payment in Heard County to $2,402,088.60.

The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s 30 percent ownership in the Hal B. Wansley coal-fired plant and 100 percent ownership in the Hawk Road and Chattahoochee natural gas-powered energy facilities, all in Heard County.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, and Diverse Power, which provide electric service in Heard County and other area counties.

Around the state, Oglethorpe Power will pay approximately $41 million in 2018 ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs.

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