Oglethorpe Power Corporation

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About Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Oglethorpe Power Corporation is a cooperative, which means the company is owned by its customers and they vote in individuals to run the company. The company had sales of 22,217,446 megawatt hours in 2020 through wholesale to other providers. 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%. Their revenue in 2020 from electricity related activities was $1,377,618,000, the sum of which came from from wholesale electricity sales.

Energy Loss

Losing electricity from heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity production business. Suppliers must report these losses. Oglethorpe Power Corporation reported a yearly loss of approximately 1.11% of the electricity that they transmit. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This gives Oglethorpe Power Corporation a ranking of 85th best out of 3510 providers in the country.

Oglethorpe Power Corporation Overview

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

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    Quick Facts About Oglethorpe Power Corporation

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation generates 24,627,089.97 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 51st in the nation out of 3510 companies.

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation ranks 45th in the US out of 3510 suppliers for total electricity production from natural gas.

    As the 62nd largest producer of electricity in the country, Oglethorpe Power Corporation generates 24,307,407.76 megawatt hours of electricity.

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation ranks 25th in the United States out of 3510 providers for electricity produced from nuclear plants.

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation is 113th out of 3510 electric suppliers in the country for total megawatt hours generated from coal.

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

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

    -1.11%

    Total Energy Loss

    249,473MWh

    85 National Rank

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation Energy Makeup

    Power Plants Owned by Oglethorpe Power Corporation

    PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
    Burke County GA Nuclear 19,010,044
    Appling County GA Nuclear 14,217,113
    Monroe County GA Coal 9,135,932.899,762,279,124.511,068.56
    Thomas A Smith Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
    Murray County GA Natural Gas 7,712,1233,054,785,707.4396.1
    Chattahoochee Energy FacilityOglethorpe Power Corporation (100.00%)
    Heard County GA Natural Gas 3,403,3811,257,293,470.58369.42
    Heard County GA Coal 1,044,7921,050,693,730.181,005.65
    Heard County GA Natural Gas 506,940299,855,484.18591.5
    Talbot County GA Natural Gas 288,185185,198,015.45642.64
    Hart County GA Natural Gas 176,676116,756,956.5660.85
    Walton County GA Natural Gas 59,40839,281,538.38661.22

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation Fuel Makeup

    NATURAL GAS
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    Natural Gas
    49.96%
    NUCLEAR
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    Nuclear
    41.01%
    COAL
    Coal
    Coal
    10.33%
    DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
    Distillate Fuel Oil
    0.02%
    CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
    Conventional Hydroelectric
    -1.32%

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    Oglethorpe Power Corporation FAQ:

    What percentage of Oglethorpe Power Corporation's electricity is generated using renewable fuel sources?

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation generates 1.32% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

    What percentage of Oglethorpe Power Corporation's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

    Electric plants owned by or associated with Oglethorpe Power Corporation produce 100.00% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

    What is the phone number for Oglethorpe Power Corporation?

    The Oglethorpe Power Corporation phone number is (770) 270-7600.

    Who is the CEO of Oglethorpe Power Corporation?

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation's CEO is Michael L. Smith.

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

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation is associated with or owns 11 power plants.

    Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
    Published: 2022-03-13