Each year, Ripley Power and Light makes in-lieu-of-tax payments to help support Lauderdale County and the local municipalities we serve.

The amounts are determined by a formula, which is audited by TVA and Ripley Power and Light. The funds come directly from operating revenues, which are received from the sale of electricity to customers.

“The money we pay is based on the net plant value we have in each of the communities we serve,” said Mike Allmand, President and CEO of Ripley Power and Light. “The net plant value includes lines, poles and other equipment. It’s our contribution because we don’t pay taxes, and we want to pay our part.”

As a public utility, Ripley Power and Light is exempt from paying taxes.

“This is not a mandate,” Allmand said. “By law, this is the only way a city can receive funds from the Power and Light Company. It is our investment in our communities.”

TVA also contributes in-lieu-of-tax money to the county for its power lines and substations located here.

2019 Distribution of Funds

  • City of Ripley: $360,966
  • Town of Halls: $21,202
  • Town of Gates: $3,475
  • Town of Henning: $5,430
  • Lauderdale County: $113,537

Total Funds Distributed: $504,610

2018 Distribution of Funds

  • City of Ripley: $365,221
  • Town of Halls: $23,758
  • Town of Gates: $3,879
  • Town of Henning: $5,940
  • Lauderdale County: $115,780

Total Funds Distributed: $514,576

2017 Distribution of Funds

  • City of Ripley: $349,846
  • Town of Halls: $23,832
  • Town of Gates: $3,754
  • Town of Henning: $5,923
  • Lauderdale County: $111,296

Total Funds Distributed: $494,650

2016 Distribution of Funds

  • City of Ripley: $352.823
  • Town of Halls: $23,543
  • Town of Gates: $3,523
  • Town of Henning: $5,891
  • Lauderdale County: $112,001

2015 Distribution of Funds

  • City of Ripley: $330,831
  • Town of Halls: $23,644
  • Town of Gates: $3,497
  • Town of Henning: $5,923
  • Lauderdale County: $105,647

Total Funds Distributed: $469,542

2014 Distribution of Funds

  • City of Ripley: $343,482
  • Town of Halls:  $21,979
  • Town of Gates: $3,379
  • Town of Henning: $5,863.
  • Lauderdale County: $108,785.
  • Total Funds Distributed: $483,488

2013 Fiscal Year Total: $472,679

For more information, contact Ripley Power and Light at 731-635-2323 or 731-836-7595.