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  • The Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, with capacity to receive 1.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, is adding facilities to liquefy and export about 350 million cubic feet per day.
  • Two new nuclear reactors under construction at the existing Vogtle nuclear power plant are the first reactors to be approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 30 years. The two reactors have planned startup dates in 2021 and 2022. 
  • Natural gas accounted for 41% of Georgia’s net electricity generation in 2017, the state’s four operating nuclear reactors accounted for 26%, coal accounted for 25%, and renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, contributed 8%.
  • Georgia has largest wood pellet plant in the nation and leads the nation in wood pellet exports, accounting for more than one-third of the U.S. total. 
  • In 2017, Georgia ranked 8th in the nation both in net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity. Because the state uses more electricity than it generates, Georgia receives additional electricity from other states.  

Last Updated: September 20, 2018

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