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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

Total Energy per Capita 18
Total Energy per Capita 19
Total Energy 25
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 17
Natural Gas 46
Electricity 22
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 27

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