US biomass-fueled energy capacity rises to 15.33 GW, or 1.3% of country's power-generating capacity, as of end of October; 360 MW of new biomass-generating capacity added during first 10 months of 2013, down from 519 MW a year earlier: FERC
November 22, 2013
– Sixty-five new biomass power generation units with a combined capacity of 360 megawatts (MW) came online in the U.S. during the first 10 months of 2013, in comparison to 123 new biomass units with a combined capacity of 519 MW the previous year, according to a report by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
In October alone, four biomass units with a capacity of 124 MW were brought online.
This brings the total of U.S. installed biomass power capacity to 15.33 gigawatts (GW), equivalent to 1.32% of the country’s total electrical generating capacity, FERC’s October2013 Energy Infrastructure Update noted.
The primary source of this article is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s most recent Energy Infrastructure Update on Nov. 20, 2013.