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  • Natural gas deliveries to South Carolina's electric power sector have almost tripled in the past decade, from 50.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2007 to 133.1 billion cubic feet in 2016.
  • South Carolina's electric power sector received 45% of its domestic coal deliveries from Kentucky, 18% from Pennslyvania, 17% from Illinois, and 14% from West Virginia in 2015.
  • South Carolina’s four nuclear power plants supplied about 57% of the state’s net electricity generation in 2016.
  • In 2016, renewable energy resources accounted for 4.9% of South Carolina's net electricity generation with nearly equal amounts from conventional hydroelectric power and biomass-fueled generation.
  • In 2014, South Carolina authorized the creation of voluntary distributed energy resource programs to encourage the development of in-state renewable energy generation capacity.

Last Updated: August 17, 2017

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South Carolina, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 18
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 21
Production
Total Energy 25
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 17
Prices
Natural Gas 7
Electricity 21
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 26

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South Carolina Energy Office

Public Service Commission of South Carolina

South Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity, LIHEAP

South Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity - Weatherization Assistance Program

South Carolina Energy Office - Renewable Energy

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