March 24, 2019

County Receives Tax Payment

(Franklin, GA) — Officials from Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented a check for $896,938.94 to Heard County’s Tax Commissioner Office, bringing Oglethorpe’s total 2017 ad valorem tax payment in Heard County to $2,392,964.23.

The check represents payment for Oglethorpe Power’s 30 percent interest in the Hal B. Wansley coal-fired plant and 100 percent interest 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 (EMCs) in Georgia, including Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, and Diverse Power, each of which provides electricity in portions of Heard County.

Around the state, Oglethorpe Power expects to pay more than $35 million in 2018 ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs.

Pictured above (Back row L to R) are Jerome Johnston, chief operating officer, and Jay Gill, vice president of communications and economic development, Carroll EMC; Ken Pope, residential services and marketing coordinator, Diverse Power; and Jimmy Adams, vice president of energy services and general manager of Relyco Resources, Coweta-Fayette EMC.

On the front (L to R) are Emmett Harrod, director, and Tim Martin, president/CEO, Carroll EMC; Chellie Phillips, vice president of communications and public relations, Coweta-Fayette EMC; Dianne Watson, tax commissioner, Heard County; and Mary Long, senior community relations coordinator, Oglethorpe Power Corp.

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