FERC: Up to 624 MW in bioenergy editions proposed by June 2022

By Erin Voegele | July 10, 2019

Data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission July 5 shows that the U.S. could add up to 61 biomass generation units with a combined capacity of 624 megawatts (MW) by June 2022. The U.S. currently has 16.04 gigawatts (GW) of bioenergy capacity in place.   

The data was released as part of the FERC’s Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update for May 2019. Within the report, the FERC said it tracking 624 MW of proposed biomass energy additions through June 2022 spanning 61 power generation units. The data shows 27 biomass power units with a capacity of 467 MW are considered high probability additions. Over the same time period, the FERC is expecting 32 biomass units with a combined installed capacity of 139 MW to be retired.

The monthly report lists no new biomass power generation units that were placed into service in May. As of the end of May, total U.S. biomass installed capacity was at 16.04 GW, accounting for 1.34 percent of total U.S. power generation capacity.

A full copy of the report can be downloaded from the FERC website