US electricity generation from wood biomass expected to rise to 120,000 MWh/day in 2014 and 123,000 MWh/day in 2015, up from about 110,000 MWh/day in 2013: EIA

LOS ANGELES , January 10, 2014 () – U.S. electricity generation from wood biomass is expected to rise from about 110,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy per day in 2013 to 120,000 MWh of energy per day in 2014 and 123,000 MWh per day in 2015 across all sectors combined, according to the January edition of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Short-Term Energy outlook, Biomass Magazine reported on Jan. 10.

The following sectors are expected to consume the following amounts of wood biomass energy in 2013, 2014 and 2015:

  • Electric power sector: 0.21 quadrillion British Thermal Units (Btu), 0.266 quadrillion Btu, 0.277 quadrillion Btu
  • Industrial sector: 1.289 quadrillion Btu, 1.234 quadrillion Btu, 1.25 quadrillion Btu
  • Commercial sector: 0.062 quadrillion Btu, 0.063 quadrillion Btu, 0.064 quadrillion Btu
  • Residential sector: 0.42 quadrillion Btu, 0.414 quadrillion Btu, 0.407 quadrillion Btu

The number of U.S. households that use wood heating during the 2013-2014 heating season is expected to rise 2.5% year-over-year to 2.6 million, according to the EIA.

The primary source of this article is Biomass Magazine, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Jan. 10, 2013.

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