Press Release from Anitra Ellison
Carrollton, 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.
“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.
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.