Electric South

Resources Market Infrastructure Policy

Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita

Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes

Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines

The Oconee Nuclear Station

The Oconee Nuclear Station in western South Carolina is one of the nation’s largest, with a generating capacity of approximately 2.6 million kilowatts—enough electricity to power 1.9 million homes.

Hatch and Vogtle

Georgia's two nuclear facilities—Hatch and Vogtle—are owned by Georgia Power, an Atlanta-based electric utility. Both facilities are among the 100 largest power plants in the nation.

Electricity from Nuclear Power

North Carolina, which has three nuclear plants and five reactors, ranked sixth in the nation in net electricity generation from nuclear power in 2013, producing 5.1% of the nation's total.

Outer Continental Shelf

Geologists believe there may be large oil and gas deposits in the federal Outer Continental Shelf off of Florida’s western coast. Drilling in this part of the Gulf of Mexico is currently prohibited by a federal order, and Florida representatives have recently moved to block testing for oil drilling off of the state’s Atlantic coastline.

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