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  • The Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal added liquefication and export facilities with the capacity to export 350 million cubic feet per day. Export operations began in August 2020, and more than 36 billion cubic feet were exported from Elba in 2020.
  • Two new nuclear reactors under construction at Georgia's Vogtle nuclear power plant will almost double the plant's generating capacity and currently have planned startup dates in 2022 and 2023. 
  • Natural gas accounted for 49% of Georgia’s electricity net generation in 2020, the state’s four operating nuclear reactors accounted for 27%, renewable energy, including hydroelectric power and small-scale solar, accounted for 12%, and coal contributed nearly 12% of the state's net generation.
  • Georgia ranks second in the nation, after North Carolina, in densified biomass fuel manufacturing capacity and is a leading wood pellet exporter.
  • Major interstate highways and the world’s busiest passenger airport helped make Georgia’s transportation sector sixth in the nation in energy consumption in 2019. Petroleum was the state's largest source of energy in 2019 (34%), and the transporation sector used about nine-tenths of all petroleum products.

Last Updated: December 16, 2021

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