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  • In 2015, South Carolina was eighth in the nation in per capita retail electricity sales, in part because of high air conditioning demand during the hot summer months and the widespread use of electricity for home heating in winter.
  • South Carolina's electric power sector received 45% of its domestic coal deliveries from Kentucky and 24% from Pennslyvania in 2014.
  • South Carolina’s four nuclear power plants supplied 55% of the state’s net electricity generation in 2015. Two new reactors are under construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station site in Fairfield County.
  • In 2015, renewable energy resources accounted for 5.3% of South Carolina's net electricity generation; almost 56% of that generation came from conventional hydroelectric power.
  • In 2014, South Carolina enacted a renewable portfolio standard authorizing the creation of distributed energy resource programs to encourage the development of in-state renewable energy generation capacity.

Last Updated: August 18, 2016

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