A Brief on Georgia’s Total Electric Power Sector

Georgia’s Total Electric Power Sector

Since 1990, CO2 emissions (mtons) and CO2 intensity (mtons/MWhr) associated with Georgia’s total electric power sector have decreased while overall generation increased. For the most part, this can be attributed to the transition from coal-fired to natural gas-fired power generation. However, there’s a limit to this transition and Georgia’s capacity to sustain this decline in CO2 and CO2 intensity. This highlights the importance of Vogtle Units 3&4, which will bring online over 2,200 MW of zero-carbon power generation and prove invaluable as the coal-to-natural gas transition reaches its natural floor.

Zero-carbon baseload power—Vogtle 3&4 will provide Georgia with a solid foundation on which to expand solar PV and continue the state’s progress toward a reliable, low-carbon energy future.

 

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