Heard County Receives Large Tax Payment
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.
“The additional tax revenue positively impacts Heard County and its citizens by allowing more/better services and facilities to be provided while keeping property taxes lower than they would otherwise need to be,” said Jerome Johnston, Carroll EMC chief operating officer.
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.