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  • The Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, with the capacity to receive 1.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, added liquefication and export facilities with the capacity to export 350 million cubic feet per day. Export operations began in August 2020.
  • Two new nuclear reactors under construction at Georgia's Vogtle nuclear power plant will almost double the plant's generating capacity and have planned startup dates in 2021 and 2022. 
  • Natural gas accounted for 46% of Georgia’s net electricity generation in 2019, the state’s four operating nuclear reactors accounted for 26%, coal accounted for 20%, and renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, contributed nearly 9% of the state's utility-scale generation.
  • Georgia leads the nation in densified biomass fuel manufacturing capacity and is a leading wood pellet exporter.
  • In 2019, Georgia ranked 9th in the nation  in electricity net generation and 7th in retail sales of electricity. Because the state uses more electricity than it generates, Georgia receives additional electricity from other states.

Last Updated: November 19, 2020

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