Biomass installed capacity more than doubled in 2017

Fresh data from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) shows that biomass power projects (new generation in-service/new build and expansion) more than doubled in 2017. Per a new report, the US installed 268 MW of biomass power capacity last year via 26 units compared to 110 MW of biomass capacity that was added in 2016 via 57 units.

For an idea of how biomass projects compare to the total amount of added generation capacity, the Commission’s Energy Infrastructure Update for December shows that the US added 725 power generation units in 2017 with a combined 14,614 MW of installed capacity. In 2016, the US added 981 units with a combined 28,616 MW of capacity.