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  • The Elba Island, Georgia, liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal can regasify up to 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day and has storage capacity for 11.5 billion cubic feet of LNG. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved additional facilities to export up to 350 million cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG.
  • In February 2012, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Burke County, Georgia. The two reactors have startup dates in 2019 and 2020.
  • Georgia’s four existing nuclear reactor units accounted for 26% of the state’s net electricity generation in 2015, coal accounted for 29%, natural gas accounted for 39%, and renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, contributed 6%.
  • Georgia is heavily forested and has been a leading state in the production of wood products, which contribute feedstock for biomass electricity generation.  In 2015, Georgia ranked third in the nation in net electricity generation from biomass.
  • In 2015, Georgia ranked 8th in the nation both in net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity.  

Last Updated: August 18, 2016

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