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2011-05-13 10:31:00

TUCKER, Ga., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Smith and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth B. Higgins will discuss first quarter results during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Investors, media and the public may view a live internet webcast or join via telephone. How to Participate: Joining Via Telephone: ---------------------- Domestic...

2011-05-05 09:56:00

WAYCROSS, Ga., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation and the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) this week celebrated the planting of nearly 150,000 seedlings in a partnership to reforest about 400 acres of hardwood forestland burned in wildfires near the Okefenokee Swamp in 2007. The replanting took place over several seasons from 2009-2010 in the 33,000-acre Dixon Memorial State Forest located in Ware and Brantley counties. In commemoration of the project, Oglethorpe...

2011-04-08 11:47:00

TUCKER, Ga., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation today completed the purchase of two natural gas-fired, combined cycle generating units in Murray County, Ga. with the acquisition of KGen Murray I and II, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of KGen Power Corporation. The purchase price was approximately $529 million, including working capital and other closing adjustments. The two Murray units represent an aggregate summer planning reserve generating capacity of about...

2011-03-30 14:15:00

ATLANTA, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation's Board of Directors has re-elected Benny W. Denham of Sycamore, Ga. as its chairman. J. Sam L. Rabun of Louisville, Ga. was re-elected as vice chairman. The elections took place in a Board meeting at the conclusion of Oglethorpe Power's Annual Meeting of Members in Braselton, Ga. Denham and Rabun will each serve a one-year term as Board officers. Their terms on the Board of Directors expire in 2013. Denham, a member...

2011-03-14 15:09:00

TUCKER, Ga., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Smith and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth B. Higgins will discuss fourth quarter and year end results during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Monday, March 21, 2011. Investors, media and the public may view a live internet webcast or join via telephone. How to Participate: Joining Via Telephone: Domestic Toll-Free Dial-in Number:...

2011-01-31 19:23:00

TUCKER, Ga., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation announced today that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with an affiliate of KGen Power Corporation to acquire two combined cycle generating facilities in Murray County, Ga. The Murray I and Murray II natural gas units, located just outside Dalton, Ga., have a combined summer planning reserve generating capacity of approximately 1,220 megawatts. The purchase price, exclusive of working capital and other...

2011-01-11 04:24:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 5:15 a.m., less than 300 Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) customers statewide are without power as a result of the snow/ ice storm, and electricity is expected to be restored to all EMC customers later today. Electricity has been restored to all metro Atlanta customers. The remaining customers are located in central Georgia, primarily in Washington, Johnson, Laurens, and Emanuel Counties. The EMCs ask for continued patience as local as...

2011-01-10 20:32:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 9 p.m., EMCs have completed power restoration work in the metro Atlanta area. In other parts of the state, there are approximately 800 remaining EMC power outages, primarily in Washington, Johnson, Laurens, and Emanuel counties in middle Georgia. Additional crews have been brought in from other areas of the state and crews are working non-stop to restore widespread outages. Service for most customers is expected to be restored late tonight;...

2011-01-10 14:55:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 4:00 p.m., Georgia's EMCs are reporting approximately 1900 customers without power. Those affected are in north and middle Georgia. Most of the outages have been caused by ice accumulation on trees and power lines. The outage numbers have fluctuated throughout the day when some outages have been restored as new outages have been reported. Crews are working non-stop to restore power. Customers are reminded to stay away from fallen power...

2011-01-10 10:13:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10, the electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 600 customers without power. The 600 outages reported earlier today in northwest Georgia have been restored; however, new outages have occurred across north, middle and west Georgia. Outages have been caused by heavy snowfall and ice forming in some areas which is weighing down tree limbs causing them to fall on power lines. In anticipation of...