Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently made its 2020 ad valorem tax payment of $5,106,713.69 to the Appling County Tax Commissioner’s office. The payment is for OPC’s 30 percent interest in the Edwin I. Hatch nuclear plant and other facilities in Appling County.
The two-unit facility near Baxley is powered by clean nuclear power and is capable of producing approximately 1,755 megawatts of electric power.
For 2020, Oglethorpe Power will pay more than $43 million in ad valorem taxes for power generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs, including Satilla REMC which serves Appling and several other counties.
Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $13 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.2 million Georgia residents. A proponent of conscientious energy development and use, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable and affordable energy with environmental responsibility and has an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear generating plants with a combined capacity of approximately 7,900 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 Member Systems. Its headquarters are in Tucker.