“David has extensive experience and expertise in the electric utility industry that closely aligns with Oglethorpe Power’s diverse portfolio of generating assets, with extensive knowledge of energy operations in the natural gas fields. , coal and hydro,” Smith said. “I am confident that David’s leadership capabilities and strong track record of success will enable us to continue to meet the existing and growing power needs of our member EMCs in a resilient, reliable and cost-effective manner.”
“It has been an honor and a privilege to work closely with Mike Price and I thank him for the tremendous impact he has had during his time at Oglethorpe Power,” Smith continued. “Under Mike’s strong leadership, Oglethorpe Power has maintained strong and significant operational excellence that positions us for continued success well into the future.
Sorrick comes to Oglethorpe Power with more than 30 years of power generation experience, including responsibility for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) natural gas, hydroelectric and coal fleet. Sorrick has also held key positions with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Duke Energy, Progress Energy, GE Power Systems and Florida Power Corp. Sorrick is a Chartered Professional Engineer with an MBA from University of South Florida and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
“It’s an exciting time to join Oglethorpe Power,” said Sorrick. “I look forward to the operational challenges and opportunities that come with serving georgia electric membership cooperatives.”
About Oglethorpe Power
Oglethorpe Power is one of the largest power supply cooperatives in the country with approximately $15 billion of assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which collectively provide electricity to approximately 4.3 million Georgia residents. A proponent of conscientious energy development and use, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable, affordable power with environmental responsibility and has an exceptional record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of more than 8,300 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 member systems. Its headquarters are at Tucker, Georgiaa Atlanta suburb. For more information, visit www.opc.com.
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