US added 59.6 MW of biomass plant capacity in March, with wood and waste-wood accounting for 20 MW of capacity; energy generation from wood, wood-derived fuels during the first three months of the year rose 5.5% to 10.5 MWh: EIA

LOS ANGELES , May 30, 2014 () – The U.S. added 59.6 megawatts (MW) of biomass plant capacity in March, with wood and waste wood accounting for 20 MW of capacity, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Biomass Magazine reported on May 29.

Energy generation from wood and wood-derived fuels during the first three months of the year rose 5.5% year-over-year to 10.5 MWh, while energy generation from wood in March alone rose 6% year-over-year to 3.57 million megawatt-hours (MWh), according to the EIA’s May issue of its Electric Power Monthly report.

The country’s total energy capacity in March across all sources increased by 370.4 MW, including 349.5 MW of renewable energy capacity. Total net generation rose 1.9% year-over-year to 331.6 million MWh.

The primary source of this article is Biomass Magazine, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on May 29, 2014. Click here to view the primary source's full version of the article.

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