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Georgia Energy Investments Quick Facts
- A recent expansion of the Elba Island, Georgia, liquefied natural gas receiving terminal increased its peak capacity to 1.8 billion cubic feet of gas per day and increased its storage capacity to 11.5 billion cubic feet of gas.
- In February 2012, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Burke County.
- Georgia’s four existing nuclear reactor units accounted for 26 percent of the State’s net electricity generation in 2011; coal accounted for 48 percent, natural gas for 21 percent, and renewable energy for 5 percent.
- Georgia is heavily forested and has been a leading State in the production of lumber and pulpwood, which contribute feedstock for biomass electricity generation; in 2011, Georgia ranked third in the Nation in net electricity generation from biomass.
- In 2011 Georgia ranked ninth in net electricity generation and eighth in electricity consumption in the Nation.