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  • Alabama ranks sixth among the states in the production of electricity, and the state's total electricity consumption per capita is the fifth-highest in the nation.
  • Alabama is the fourth-largest producer of electricity from nuclear power in the nation. The state's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant, with three reactors, is the second-largest U.S. nuclear electric generating facility after Arizona‚Äôs Palo Verde nuclear power plant.
  • In 2021, Mobile was the largest port of entry for U.S. coal imports by volume and the fourth-largest port for coal exports. About 90% of the coal mined in Alabama is exported.
  • Alabama is the sixth-largest hydroelectric power producer among the states. Twenty-three hydroelectric dams provided almost 9% of the state's electricity net generation in 2021.
  • Alabama's three wood pellet plants have a combined production capacity of 683,000 tons a year. The state has the seventh-largest wood pellet production capacity, accounting for 5% of the U.S. total.

Last Updated: September 15, 2022

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