Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Oglethorpe Power Corporation is a cooperative. Cooperatives are owned by their customers and managed by individuals who are voted into their roles. The company sold 22,217,446 megawatt hours through wholesale channels to other electricity suppliers in 2020. The electricity generated in the company’s power plants made up 99.57% of the electricity sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 0.43%. In 2020, the provider earned $1,377,618,000 in total revenue solely through sales to the wholesale market.

About Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Generation by the provider from natural gas totals 11,977,813.63 megawatt hours, which is about 49.46% of their total generation. With 24,511,942.68 megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels, Oglethorpe Power Corporation is the 50th largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources out of 3510 suppliers in the US Generation from nuclear power facilities totaled 10,169,960.4 megawatt hours for the supplier.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of operating in the electricity generation business. Providers are required to report these losses. Oglethorpe Power Corporation recently reported an annual loss of around 1.11% of the electricity that they transmit. Oglethorpe Power Corporation's energy loss levels place them at of 4th best out of 3510 in the US.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:2100 East Exchange Place
    Tucker, Georgia 30084
    United States of America
  • CEO:Michael L. Smith

Oglethorpe Power Corporation Contact

  • Website:opc.com
  • Customer Service Phone:(770) 270-7600
  • Contact Page:opc.com

Oglethorpe Power Corporation Service

  • Outage Phone:(770) 270-7600

Quick Facts About Oglethorpe Power Corporation

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As the 62nd highest producer of electricity in the United States, Oglethorpe Power Corporation generates 24,217,427.91 megawatt hours of electricity.

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Roughly 9.76% of Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s total electricity comes from the use of coal.

Energy provider of the year for Georgia, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
Georgia, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for Georgia, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
Georgia, Major Provider Category
Claim Award
Energy provider of the year for Georgia, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Energy Loss
Georgia, Major Provider Category
Claim Award

Energy Loss

Oglethorpe Power Corporation's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

249,473MWh

85 National Rank

Oglethorpe Power Corporation Energy Makeup

Power Plants Owned by Oglethorpe Power Corporation

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Burke County GA Nuclear 19,602,737No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Appling County GA Nuclear 14,297,131No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Monroe County GA Coal 8,105,443.978,753,893,418.171,080YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Thomas A Smith Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Whitfield County GA Natural Gas 7,546,3572,976,473,551.38394.43No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
Heard County GA Natural Gas 3,040,0471,123,162,884.34369.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Heard County GA Coal 961,496.99993,795,964.431,033.59YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Heard County GA Natural Gas 623,835366,961,739.62588.24No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Talbot County GA Natural Gas 471,551300,604,887.65637.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hart County GA Natural Gas 186,874120,221,986.16643.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Walton County GA Natural Gas 110,14367,599,607.32613.74No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
49.46%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
41.99%
COAL
Coal
9.76%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.01%
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Conventional Hydroelectric
-1.22%

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Oglethorpe Power Corporation FAQ:

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Oglethorpe Power Corporation?

There are 11 power plants associated with or owned by Oglethorpe Power Corporation.

Who is the CEO of Oglethorpe Power Corporation?

The current CEO of Oglethorpe Power Corporation is Michael L. Smith.

What percentage of Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuels?

Oglethorpe Power Corporation produces 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

What is the phone number for Oglethorpe Power Corporation?

Oglethorpe Power Corporation's customer service phone number is (770) 270-7600

What percentage of Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Oglethorpe Power Corporation produces 1.22% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-11